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Igor Mel'Cuk

Reconstructing past temperatures

The analysis of archeobacteria, the oldest organisms in our planet, can contribute to discovering the temperatures seas and lakes had thousands of years ago and reconstructing the Earth's climate history. ICTA researchers have improved the existing method for analyzing them, by reducing the time of...

Anlisi d'arqueobacteris

Cerebrals abnormalities that affect learning

A research group of the UAB Institute of Neurosciencie have studied, in rats, the consequences of the injury of a brainstem zone in the capacity of adaptation to new cognitive demands. The outputs obtained may help to design future strategis to reduce certain...

Nucli pedunculopntic tegmental en el cervell de rata

Small phonetic differences

Fine-grained phonetic differences and frequency of use must be present in the lexical representation of words.  The author reviews experimental data and current models of phonology and lexical access to test this hypothesis.

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Peste porcina

On 19 October, the UAB Rectorate Building held the inauguration of UAB's science and technology park, PRAUB. The ceremony was attended by José Montilla, President of the Catalan Government, and main representatives of the participating organisations: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Higher Council for...

De esquerra a dreta: Llus Ferrer, Carlos Martnez, Jordi Marquet i Josep Tarrag.
Planta de cnnabis

New treatments for industrial wastewater

Several technologies have shown their potential for treating industrial effluents. Nearly all of them are based on the oxidation of organic pollutants, which are converted into carbon dioxide and water (complete mineralisation) or into harmless intermediate products, more suitable for...

Respirmetre per mesurar la biodegradabilitat

We can do it better, in archaeomagnetism

The relocation of geomagnetic data across distances of hundreds of kilometers and assuming a dipolar geomagnetic field is a common practice in archaeomagnetism. The errors due to this practice are rarely taken into account. This work analyses the time and space distribution of these...

Aurora boreal
(Imatge superior) Representaci esquemtica del procs d'adsorci/desorci de cobalt (II) en la supe