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Investigador de la UCM capta una gran prominencia solar

La mañana del 10 de mayo de 2022 se ha podido observar una gran prominencia solar. Durante 45 minutos, desde las 11.30 hasta las 12.15, se ha podido observar en el Sol una enorme prominencia en el limbo Suroeste que parecía estar a punto de entrar en erupción. Con el paso de los minutos se…

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Street spectra, education and lessons learned

Citizen science is a growing field that is generating new knowledge through the collaboration of citizens in scientific research. As this field expands it has started showing that it can be integrated into education in both formal and informal learning environments. In particular, the integration into education systems is creating new synergies as students acquire…

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What the pandemic has taught us about light pollution.

A year and a half ago, Spain became one of the first countries to go into lockdown. A group of researchers from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, took this opportunity to study the variation of the brightness and color of the night sky in this period of time and used it to estimate the human contribution…

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Searching for a science of origins

Text: Jaime Fernández, Photo: Alfredo Matilla Since the end of 2019, the Professor of Paleontology, Juan Luis Arsuaga, and the Professor of Astrophysics, Jesús Gallego, have been involved in a series of conferences (many of them online during the pandemic) in which they demand the need for a multidisciplinary discipline that investigates the origins of…

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The snowfall that changed the night sky in Madrid

Up to 50cm (20 inches) of snow fell on the capital Madrid, last January the 8th & 9th. The record-breaking snowfall triggered some unprecedented scenes in Madrid. The low temperatures kept the snow and ice piled up across the capital for several days what triggered people to sky along Gran Vía street or had a…

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Ars Electronica, the Festival for Art, Technology and Society

The Festival for Art, Technology and Society “Ars Electronica” is an internationally platform for digital art and media culture that enjoys a worldwide reputation. This year’s edition took place from September the 9th to the 13th, and for the first time, it happened not only in Linz, but at 120 locations around the globe. 6…

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