Applied physics helps decipher the causes of sudden death Researchers at the UPC's Department of Applied Physics, together with California State University, USA, have shown for the first time that the transition to calcium alternans, a potentially fatal arrhythmia, has common features with the magnetic ordering of metals. The research improves our understanding of how sudden death is caused and opens the door to the design of new drugs to prevent it.
Apr 14, 2015
UPC presents innovations in ICT at CeBIT 2015 From 16 to 20 March, the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) will participate through its technology center CIT UPC in the CeBIT 2015 exhibition; a leading international ICT fair that is held in Hannover.
Mar 17, 2015
The Applied Bioacoustics Laboratory (LAB) will map ocean noise on a round-the-world sailing trip 20,000 Sounds under the Sea is a project of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya's Applied Bioacoustics Laboratory (LAB) that aims to study ocean sounds. The study will be carried out on board the Swiss ship Fleur de Passion, which will go around the world in four years with the aim of measuring human impact on oceans and contributing to the debate surrounding the role of humankind at sea. The Ocean Mapping Expedition, which was presented on 12 March in Geneva (Switzerland), will be launched on 12 April. It is being organised in the framework of the 500th anniversary of Ferdinand Magellan's voyage exploring new sea routes in the Pacific.
Mar 12, 2015
The UPC participates in the 4 Years from Now (4YFN) The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) is participating in the international business meeting 4 Years from Now (4YFN) from 2 to 5 March in Barcelona. The meeting is promoted by Mobile World Capital Barcelona (MWCB) and held as part of the Mobile World Congress (MWC).
Mar 06, 2015
UPC, ESADE and IED students present innovation projects addressing social needs to an audience of CERN scientists Students from the three Barcelona-based schools developed four projects in collaboration with the CERN over the course of six months before presenting their work to the organisation’s scientists. The projects addressed the challenges of reducing worldwide food waste, improving the natural mobility of people with physical disabilities, gathering information on the effect of interpersonal interactions, and enhancing safety using a combination of environmental and behavioural data.
Mar 02, 2015