Researchers quantify the impact of autonomous vehicles on traffic

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Researchers of the UWICORE laboratory, of the Department of Communications Engineering and the I3E Engineering Research Centre of the Miguel Hernández University (UMH) of Elche, have proven that the coexistence between autonomous and conventional vehicles will noticeably affect the estimated effects of autonomous driving. According to this study, until at least 15% of vehicles are autonomous, no benefit will be seen regarding the fluidity of traffic and the capabilities of motorways, unless solutions are developed to guarantee an efficient coexistence of autonomous and conventional vehicles. Read More

New app helps assess spatial memory

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Researchers of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) and the University of Zaragoza have developed an augmented reality app to assess spatial memory. Among its uses, it could be utilised for people with Alzheimer’s disease, as a tool for the analysis and training of skills linked to said memory – as long as the patient is not in an advanced stage of the disease. It could also be of great help during childhood, for the early identification of disorders related to spatial memory. The work of the UPV and Unizar researchers has ben published in the journal IEEE Access. Read More

Institute advances in the decrease of emissions arising from the ceramics kilns thanks to the DREAM project

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The main objective of the European project DREAM, which is funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme, is the development and demonstration of a new series of technological innovations for the purpose of being implemented both in new generation kilns and conventional ceramic tile kilns, to enable significative progress in the sustainability of ceramic processes. Read More

International researchers figure out how molecules can emit purer colours on mobile device displays

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A team of international researchers has just solved how molecules can emit purer colours (blue) for screen pixels using mechanical-quantum calculations. Achieving maximum efficiency, resolution and lower energy consumption in devices such as mobile phones, smart clocks or tablets is one of the scientific and technological challenges of the moment. Read More

Artificial intelligence and big data provide the first global maps on key vegetation traits

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Researchers of Valencia University (UV) have developed the first global maps of the phosphorus and nitrogen contents in vegetation, as well as the efficiency in water use, by way of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data techniques. It is believed that the application of these maps will have a great impact in fields such as biodiversity, agriculture or the adaptation of species to climate change. Read More