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3Q: Paul Spence

Paul Spence is Senior Lecturer at King's College London, where he has twice acted as Head of Department for what is the only academic department of digital humanities in the world. Paul Spence has worked as a journalist, has an academic background in Spanish and Latin American studies and is an expert in digital...

3Q: Juan Uriagereka

Juan Uriagereka is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Maryland. A close associate of Noam Chomsky, he has published articles in the most prestigious journals in the field and books with international publishers like MIT Press, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Blackwell and Routledge....

NEO: Bacteria to decontaminate aquifers

UAB's researchers have found a bacterium that can help to clean up contaminated waters. After three years’ research, they have shown these bacteria's capacity to transform some of organochlorine compounds that are frequently found in aquifers into harmless products.

3Q:Thomas Tufte

Thomas Tufte, professor at Roskilde University (Denmark) and global expert on the concept of Communication for Development, conducts research on how to use the media to achieve a better world, which take into account human rights, social justice and social and economic equality. He says that communication is allowed in many...

3Q: Dimitri Roussopoulos

Dimitri Roussopoulos, writer, editor and environmental activist, has participated in peace initiatives, enviromental projects and cooperative movements. He has headed the working group on Municipal Democracy in Montreal, been involved in the World Social Forums, and worked to set up an extra-parliamentary...

3Q: Josep Call

Josep Call is Director of the Wolfgang Köhler Primate Research Centre (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany) and a lecturer in the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of St Andrews (UK). He specialises in the study of the cognitive processes that distinguish humans from...

NEO: Nanoporous materials

Nanoporous materials are similar to sponges, but made out of metals or oxides. Important aplications have already been discovered in the field of chemistry. Researchers from the Department of Physics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona are working to find new environmental applications for these...

3Q: Cathy Yule

Cathy Yule, an Australian aquatic ecologist, is professor of the Faculty of Sciences at Monash University Malaysia. She specialises in the biology of peat swamp forests. These regions are unique and of global importance given their large biodiversity and role as carbon storers, but are now being seriously threatened.

NEO: PROLOG: Disability Assessment In The Workplace

Researchers of the Transmèdia Group have created PROLOG, a computer platform which conducts cognitive assessments of people with intellectual disabilities in the workplace. The objective is to make it form part of current protocols when measuring degrees of...

3Q: Mauricio Papini

Mauricio Papini, professor at the Texas Christian University and expert in comparative psychology, analyses the mechanisms involved in situations related to the unexpected omission of reward, the mechanisms behind the evolution of learning, as well as psycological pain. Is visit at UAB has been supported by a Fulbright...