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And the winners of IgNobel 2014 are ...

As every year, the IgNobel awards, the dark (comic) reverse of the Nobel Prize, have been presented, in which the main intention is to cause a laugh followed closely by a "uhmm" of scientific interest. The previous Nobel winners really were responsible for delivering the IgNobels Thursday at a ceremony at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Newton and Darwin now have a new partner in Westminster Abbey: Hawking
Newton and Darwin now have a new partner in Westminster Abbey: Hawking
Stephen Hawking left us last week at 76, sick with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis that he developed at age 21. Now his ashes will rest together with Newton and Darwin, in Westminster Abbey. Westminster Abbey The Westminster Abbey is the final resting place of 17 monarchs and some of the most important figures in the history of Great Britain.
Some data from the # 11F initiative to make women visible in science
Some data from the # 11F initiative to make women visible in science
February 11 is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which seeks to make visible the work of women in this area and promote scientific culture among young women. Although women make up more than half of university students in Spain, only 30% opt for mathematics and computer science, while in engineering they are 23%.
The best scientific images of the prize of the Royal Photographic Society of the United Kingdom
The best scientific images of the prize of the Royal Photographic Society of the United Kingdom
The international competition on science organized by the Royal Royal Photographic Society of the United Kingdom has left us a collection of amazing photographs covering various aspects of science, from medicine and zoology to engineering and astronomy. Participating in the contest were amateur and professional photographers, in three categories by age: up to 17, from 18 to 25 and from 26 onwards.
Convened the #YabberXDivulgame disclosure contest
Convened the #YabberXDivulgame disclosure contest
Go sharpening the pencils, inking the pens or, in a more pragmatic way, turning on the computer to give it the key: a dissemination contest and scientific narrative has just been announced a little different from the usual hand of Divulgame and Yabber, with the SharpMinds collaboration. And, in addition to a final jury, the works that will go to the final will be chosen by the readers through Yabber, a new multi-thematic communication platform.
Competition for artists interested in science and the sea: the Sea of ​​Science
Competition for artists interested in science and the sea: the Sea of ​​Science
According to Joel Levy in his book 100 scientific analogies, if the Pacific Ocean were formed by drinking water, it would take 960,000 billion years to drink it (70 million times the age of the universe). And that we only talk about the Pacific. The rest of the planet Earth is almost all covered with seas and oceans: 70% of the total area.
The doors of the CES 2016 technology fair are about to open in Las Vegas
The doors of the CES 2016 technology fair are about to open in Las Vegas
From January 6 to 9, the reference fair in the field of technology in Las Vegas will open its doors: the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). As every year, it will expose the latest developments in telecontrolled systems, automotive and digital health, in addition to developments in robotics, "Internet of things", sensors and "wearable" devices with network connection and Ultra High Definition television (4K ).
Only investment in science allows a country to grow, and the Botín Foundation knows it
Only investment in science allows a country to grow, and the Botín Foundation knows it
Science and technological innovation no longer exclusively compete with individual geniuses isolated from each other, but rather constitute a collaborative enterprise in which it has been revealed that awards are great incentives (such as XPrize) and that science can be a business (see Start-up view of Silicon Valley or the Singularity University of Google and NASA, or the dividends of Elon Musk or Dean Kamen, among other cyber-philanthropists).
ComFuturo: leading research in health, sustainability and industrial innovation.
ComFuturo: leading research in health, sustainability and industrial innovation.
14 Researchers who have been selected from among almost 300 applications submitted are part I Edition of the ComFuturo Program, whose purpose is to develop leading research in health, sustainability and industrial innovation, under the endorsement of the Fundación General CSIC (FGCSIC) and the Superior Council of Scientific Research (CSIC).
Science in action: science and experiments by and for young people
Science in action: science and experiments by and for young people
In the video that heads this post you have a summary of what was Science in Action, an initiative that was held in Viladecans, specifically in the Parc de Can Xic, on October 16 to 17, and that presents science in an attractive way to young people. That is, basically through talks and experiments.
Today is Ada Lovelace's day, and that of women in science
Today is Ada Lovelace's day, and that of women in science
Like every second Tuesday of each event, today is Ada Lovelace Day, the first programmer in history (and the example that you can be perfectly alphanumeric, and love science and letters alike). Ada Lovelace, was a British mathematician and writer primarily known for her work on the general purpose mechanical calculating machine of Charles Babbage, the Analytical Machine.
My favorite talks of Naukas 2015 (II)
My favorite talks of Naukas 2015 (II)
As many of you know, last weekend the Naukas event was held in Bilbao. The conference is held in the UPV / EHU Paraninfo, very close to the Guggenheinm, and is a great way to gather hundreds of popularizers and science fans. The meeting also serves to devirtualize tens and dozens of people with whom you only interact through Twitter.
My favorite talks of Naukas 2015 (I)
My favorite talks of Naukas 2015 (I)
As many of you know, last weekend the Naukas event was held in Bilbao. The conference is held in the UPV / EHU Paraninfo, very close to the Guggenheinm, and is a great way to gather hundreds of popularizers and science fans. The meeting also serves to devirtualize tens and dozens of people with whom you only interact through Twitter.
The best illustrations of science in the Il.lustraciència
The best illustrations of science in the Il.lustraciència
In the third edition of the Il.lustraciència scientific illustration prize, organized by the Catalan Association of Scientific Communication, 4 24 works from 30 different countries have been presented, 133 of which are Spanish. The winner leads this entry: a work by the Colombian José Ignacio Mesa that shows the difference between the sexes of the harlequin beetle.
We attend the 3D Hubs & ColorFabb Workshop Barcelona
We attend the 3D Hubs & ColorFabb Workshop Barcelona
A few days ago we had the opportunity to attend the 3D Hubs & ColorFabb Workshop Barcelona, ​​where we were taught an essential class on 3D printing, available materials and some tips for our first pieces. With special emphasis on the new special Colorfabb carbon fiber filament.
A unique exhibition at Cosmocaixa: the Soyuz Odyssey 2
A unique exhibition at Cosmocaixa: the Soyuz Odyssey 2
Sputnik: the Soyuz 2 Odyssey is a unique exhibition of the Cosmocaixa, the science museum of Barcelona. The reason why it is unique is part of the very essence of the exhibition, and unveiling it would break the magic of many of the visitors. So you will have to go in person to contemplate it and, above all, to look at the small details.
I Wikimaratón of Spanish inventors
I Wikimaratón of Spanish inventors
In six science museums in Spain this weekend a simultaneous wikimaratón on articles related to Spanish scientists, promoted by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, takes place in collaboration with Wikimedia Spain.
Do you want to visit Spanish Antarctic first base? Now you can… in Barcelona
Do you want to visit Spanish Antarctic first base? Now you can… in Barcelona
I have always been attracted to isolated bases in snow deserts, where going out at night condemns you to become an icicle of ice. That kind of basis like the ones in the movie The Thing. I like the idea of ​​taking refuge there for a few days, in rooms full of computers and colored lights flickering, or going to have drinks at the improvised Caribbean-style bar to psychologically withstand the feeling of isolation.
'Dance your thesis' already has winners
'Dance your thesis' already has winners
From classical ballet to modern dance they can serve to represent an investigation on a scientific subject. That is the philosophy of the Dance Your Thesis contest, (sponsored by Science and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and that has already reached its seventh edition.
And the winners of IgNobel 2014 are ...
And the winners of IgNobel 2014 are ...
As every year, the IgNobel awards, the dark (comic) reverse of the Nobel Prize, have been presented, in which the main intention is to cause a laugh followed closely by a "uhmm" of scientific interest. The previous Nobel winners really were responsible for delivering the IgNobels Thursday at a ceremony at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The Starmus Festival allows us to ask Stephen Hawking a question
The Starmus Festival allows us to ask Stephen Hawking a question
One of the great novelties of the next edition of the Starmus Festival will be the launch of the exclusive contest Ask Hawking. Thus, during the month of August, the non-professional public will be able to participate in this contest through or through their accreditation at the festival or, for those who do not attend, through its Facebook by submitting their proposal.