The SEAT-UPC Chair organises an international competition to find the best doctoral thesis in the field of automotive engineering The SEAT Chair at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) is launching a yearly competition to find the best doctoral thesis of 2013 on science and technology in automotive engineering. The cash prize is €2,000 and the deadline for submission of theses is 26 September.
Sep 08, 2014
Trials begin with a new fall detector for the elderly that automatically notifies the emergency services Researchers from the Technical Research Centre for Dependency Care and Autonomous Living (CETpD), on the UPC’s Vilanova i la Geltrú Campus, have designed a device that detects falls in elderly people without them having to press a button for assistance. It pinpoints their location inside or outside the home and notifies the emergency services if necessary.
Jul 29, 2014
The effectiveness of a new drug against malaria has been proved using synchrotron light Researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC), the Instituto de Química Mèdica (IQM-CSIC) and the University of Glasgow have proved that the CD27 drug is a true alternative against malaria. They have analysed the crystalline structure of the DNA with the drug by performing X-ray diffraction experiments at the ALBA synchrotron.
Jul 21, 2014
3D printing by the CIM Foundation helps to simulate operations on children with cancer Surgeons at the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital in Barcelona have planned a complex operation to remove a tumour by printing it using the 3D printing technologies developed by the CIM Foundation, a UPC technology centre.
Jul 02, 2014
New agreement for the creation of a microsatellite applications centre in Barcelona An agreement signed on 18 June by the UPC, the Barcelona City Council, the University of Barcelona, the University of Florida and the Cartographic and Geological Institute of Catalonia lays the foundations for the creation of a Centre for Satellite Applications and Technologies (CenSAT). The initiative will be carried out within the framework of the Barcelona Knowledge Campus.
Jun 18, 2014