Archive for 'August,2013'

Renewable energies, second most important source of world’s electricity by 2016

Renewable energies, second most important source of world’s electricity by 2016

The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) second annual report, the ‘Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report’ (MTRMR), published on 26th June, projects that during the next 5 years there will be a planet-wide surge in renewable energies. It is predicted that in […]

Free energy is in the air

Free energy is in the air

The air around us is filled with small amounts of energy that come from heat, light and mechanical motion. Until recently it has not been possible to capture enough of this natural energy to serve any useful purpose… but that […]

Conscious Capitalism

Conscious Capitalism

Consciousness and capitalism are two words that are not usually joined together, but a new generation of progressive CEOs is working to change that common perception. Capitalism is normally associated with personal ambition and the desire to accumulate wealth and […]

Mind-reading computers could aid coma patients

Mind-reading computers could aid coma patients

Research that opens up significant new possibilities in communicating with coma patients was recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience in a study entitled: The Brain’s Silent Messenger: Using Selective Attention to Decode Human Thought for Brain-Based Communication. Put simply, […]

Expansion of free public transport in Europe

Expansion of free public transport in Europe

Having access to free public transport might seem unrealistically utopian to many people. Nothing could be further from the truth. For some years, free public transport has been in place in various medium-sized French towns such as Aubagne, Compeighe and […]

Notable increase in the consumption of organic products in Spain

Notable increase in the consumption of organic products in Spain

The organic produce sector continues to be on the rise within the Spanish economy. According to the latest data from Ecovalia, the Association of Ecological Value, Spanish organic produce consumption rose by 60 million euros during 2011, rising from 905 […]

Helium-filled balloons to beam Internet around the globe

Helium-filled balloons to beam Internet around the globe

Two-thirds of the world’s population is still without Internet access. To remedy this, Google have started pilot testing their newest brainchild, Project Loon. Project Loon is a network of balloons travelling on the edge of space, designed to connect people […]

Rice revolution in India

Rice revolution in India

Over the last few years, India’s poorest state, Bihar, has become famous worldwide due to the spectacular increase in its rice harvests that have broken all world records – and moreover have been achieved without the use of GMOs (genetically […]

Multi-use stem cells from placentas

Multi-use stem cells from placentas

The research team in Regenerative Medicine at the 12 de Octubre Hospital (i+12) has carried out a study that shows that mesenchymal stem cells from the placenta can become liver cells, making it possible to regenerate this organ efficiently if […]

Blue flag record for Spanish beaches

Blue flag record for Spanish beaches

Spain has once again come out as leader in 2013 in the international ranking (including 48 states and 51 territories) of blue flag beaches, reaping the best results in its history with 648 blue flags (10 more than in 2012), […]

On course for space travel in 2013

On course for space travel in 2013

Virgin Galactic are on course to voyage into space by the end of this year. This news comes after their spaceship, SpaceShipTwo, successfully completed a powered test flight. Although it didn’t break out of the atmosphere during the test flight, […]

Creative prodigy

Creative prodigy

Quite a stir is being created by a new British artist, Iris Grace Halmshaw. Prints of her original works, ranging from €45 up to €340, are selling like hotcakes. Not surprisingly, a private exhibition and auction are planned for later […]