Archive for 'August,2014'

Major medical breakthrough

Major medical breakthrough

Ian Burkhart, a 23-year-old quadriplegic from Ohio, is the first paralysed person to be able to move his fingers and hand with the power of his own thoughts. This major medical breakthrough comes care of a pioneering technology, Neurobridge, dreamed […]

Ibiza Airport, the fourth busiest in Europe

Ibiza Airport, the fourth busiest in Europe

A study of 50 major Spanish airports ranked Ibiza, in June, as the airport to gain the most passenger traffic in Spain, and the fourth busiest airport in Europe – with an increase of 9.9% compared with the same month […]

Celebrated cross-boundary collaborations

Celebrated cross-boundary collaborations

Nepal and China share a border spanning a sizeable 1414 km. Despite a long history of conflict, the two governments resolved their border issues in 1961. In its latest commitment to maintain these amicable relations, China has agreed to share […]

WWF’s solar catamaran arrives in Ibiza and Formentera

WWF’s solar catamaran arrives in Ibiza and Formentera

WWF Solar, the solar-powered catamaran belonging to international nature conservation organisation World Wildlife Fund (WWF), will visit the Pitiusa Islands (Ibiza and Formentera) on Sunday, 3rd August, as part of the “Embárcate” campaign. This campaign, which this year takes place […]

Open source technology in the manufacture of electric vehicles

Open source technology in the manufacture of electric vehicles

It is normal for businesses in our society to protectively guard their patents to avoid their competitors taking advantage of their knowledge, know-how and technology. However, Tesla – a famous US manufacturer of electric cars and leader in the field […]

Towards a happier world

Towards a happier world

It seems as though more and more nations are valuing the happiness of their citizens. For the second year running, in 2013, the United Nations published its World Happiness Report which aims to be as much a barometer of world […]

A new cure for blindness?

A new cure for blindness?

A prominent cause of blindness could be overcome according to new findings by a team of Harvard-affiliated researchers. Having identified an astounding way to enhance regrowth of human corneal tissue and in turn restore vision, the success rate of tissue […]

A hospital for the future

A hospital for the future

Ibiza’s new Can Misses hospital became operational in early July. Seven specialist consultations – endocrinology, paediatrics, neurology, neuropsychology, internal medicine, dermatology and urology – have been launched and the rest of the health services will be transferred throughout the remainder […]

13-year-old sets world record to inspire her peers

13-year-old sets world record to inspire her peers

Earlier this year, Malavath Poorna, a member of India’s poverty-stricken lowest Dalit caste, was the youngest girl to climb the highest peak in the world: Mount Everest. Aged just 13, her motivation was admirable: “The aim of my expedition was […]

Emergent newspaper in Ibiza and Formentera

Emergent newspaper in Ibiza and Formentera

Last 15th June saw the launch of the latest news gazette: ‘Periódico de Ibiza y Formentera – Última Hora’, a joint initiative of the Serra and Prensa Pitiusa groups. Here at ‘De Todo en Ibiza’, we salute the emergence of […]

YouTube launches crowdfunding site

YouTube launches crowdfunding site

Following on from the exemplary lead of crowdfunding sites such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter, YouTube has launched its own crowdfunding platform too. Their motivation is for independent filmmakers to be able to make a satisfactory living from their creative endeavours, […]

UK: teenage pregnancies down, over 40’s pregnancies up

UK: teenage pregnancies down, over 40’s pregnancies up

Latest figures in the UK show that the number of teenage pregnancies in England and Wales is dramatically on the decline. In fact, the Office for National Statistics said the rate has fallen 41% since 1998, and now places the […]