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 […]

Everlasting light bulb now on sale in Spain

Everlasting light bulb now on sale in Spain

As accustomed as we are to living in a society of disposable products, news such as this should come as great comfort. For the last few years, Spanish business OEP Electrics has been committed to the creation, manufacture and distribution […]

First artificial chromosome created

First artificial chromosome created

A scientific team led by Jef Boeke and Srinivasan Chandrasegaran of the New York University Langone Medical Centre has created the first laboratory-made chromosome. The chromosome in question belongs to yeast, the fungus used to make beer, bread and biofuels. […]

Birthdays for charity

Birthdays for charity

Each day we come across new ways to show others solidarity without it costing us a penny, and one of the most recent is this initiative of non-profit association, Conciertos Solidarios (Benefit Concerts), which gives us the opportunity to show […]

Humans have fewer genes

Humans have fewer genes

It looks like we’re a little less complex than we thought. A new study conducted by the vice-director of basic research at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, Alfonso Valencia, concludes that the number of human genes that can generate […]

Professions that guarantee a future career

Professions that guarantee a future career

The report issued by Sodexo (experts in solutions for quality of life) about labour trends in 2014 offers guidance about the professions that will assure a more promising future in the labour market. The report presents three groups of professions. […]

New painless treatment to reverse tooth decay on the horizon

New painless treatment to reverse tooth decay on the horizon

The discomfort and pain that treating cavities usually entails may have its days numbered if the following project is definitely pulled off. Scientists at King’s College in London have developed a painless treatment for tooth decay called “Electrically Accelerated and […]

A kingdom for cats

A kingdom for cats

“When I was a child all I ever wanted was a kitten, and my mum would not let me have one… So, she’s sorry now!” These are the words of Lynea Lattanzio, founder of the world´s largest cat sanctuary: The […]