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The tecno-scientific winds of the XIXth century cointed new and sophisticated words: automobile, microphone, ampere, etc. The Royal Spanish Academy of the Spanish Language had to incorporate these new pieces into the machinery of the spanish language. Gloria Clavería studies the result of this effort: the 13th edition of the Dictionary. In his...

Velles noves paraules del nostre llenguatge

The melodram is a literary popular genre of the ends of the XIXth century. The work published by Montserrat Amores analyzes two histories of this type. This approach reveals that the intrigue and the descriptions obey to the ideological ideas of his authors.

Els misteris de Barcelona i Barcelona i els seus misteris: cara i creu del folletó espanyol

UAB satellite image improvement technology

Satellites silently observe natural phenomena that occur on our planet.  Nevertheless, the images produced by mechanical eyes are not as reliable as we would wish. To alleviate the myopia that satellites suffer from, a team from the UAB has proposed a method of image fusion...

Imatge fusionada obtinguda pel mètode WiSpeR

A more benevolent treatment for patients with liver transplants

In the 80s the university hospital Vall d'Hebrón was the first hospital in Spain to carry out a liver transplant. Since then, the team of research doctors led by Dr. Carlos Margarit -who passed away recently-, has followed up the clinical course...

Un tractament més benèvol per al pacient amb trasplantament hepàtic

To facilitate the cancer pleural diagnosis doctors realize an exploration in the toraxic cavity, this method is called thoracoscopic. Nevertheless, medical investigators of the UAB have observed that this invasive technique has often been unnecessary. For that reason, they realized a analized this case.

Nous criteris milloren el diagnòstic del càncer pleural

Human activities have left his dark trace in the planet. Such is the case of the mining industry and his consequent soil contamination. In order to alleviate situations like this there exist several initiatives. The investigator of the UAB Gustavo Pérez has calibrated a complex system to measure the soil contamination, so that the...

El treball cal·libra un complex sistema per a mesurar la contaminació dels sòl.

Two more dimensions to explain dark energy

Einstein introduced into his equations a cosmological constant in order to explain a static universe. Who would have thought that some years later this same constant would help to deduce another small detail: the acceleration of the expansion of the Universe? A team of UAB...

Dues dimensions més per explicar l'energia fosca

Often technology has been inspired by processes that are observed in Nature. Such is the case of the electronic nose and tongue. These tools are called like this because they imitate the smell and the taste operation. Researchers use them to extract the composition of chemical solutions. A group of investigators of the UAB has developed a...

Llengues electròniques: Digueu-me quin gust té i us diré què és

Although invisible to our eyes, the chemical processes determine the biological cycles in which we are all immersed. The knowledge of this microscopic world allows us to create applications for our daily life. The investigations on proton transference goes in this direction. In his doctoral dissertation, Ricard Casadesús analyzes these...

Reaccions i aplicacions del món microscòpic