Call for Papers Special Section- Revista de Psicología (Chile)


The Revista de Psicología of the Universidad de Chile invites to send manuscripts to the thematic section “Historical-Cultural Psychology and Educational Problems Relevant for Latin America”. Call for papers open until January 27th, 2017 The recent development of historical-cultural Psychology in the western world, and specifically in Latin America has deeply influenced educational...

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Ocean Literacy MOOC for science teachers


“From ABC to ABSeas: Ocean Literacy for all” is a free and online course organized as part of the Sea Change project. The project, funded by the European Union, aims to change the point of view of the population on the sea. This MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) is aimed at science teachers and...

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23 International Environmental Film Festival


From November 3rd until 10th, the 23rd International Environmental Film Festival, the longest Film Festival in its genre, is taking place at CaixaForum, CosmoCaixa, Cinemas Girona, French Institute of Barcelona and in the following Universities: University of Barcelona, Pompeu Fabra and Blanquerna. More information

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IV Jornadas Valores en una Sociedad Cambiante – Lleida

La sección de sociología y educación del Institut d’Estudis Ilerdencs, Fundación pública de la Diputació de Lleida, invita a las IV Jornadas Valores en una Sociedad Cambiante. En esta edición, las jornadas enfatizarán en las “Prácticas de trabajo en red para una educación personalizada“, con el objetivo de que los...

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Las extraescolares a debate: ¿qué y cómo generan oportunidades educativas?


La Fundación Jaume Bofill, en el marco del proyecto ¿Qué funciona en educación?, invita a participar en un espacio de debate sobre el impacto de las extraescolares en los aprendizajes de los niños y jóvenes. En el debate se presentará una compilación de evidencias internacionales elaborado por la investigadora Sheila González...

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How a single-celled organism almost wiped out life on Earth – Anusuya Willis


There’s an organism that changed the world. It caused the first mass extinction in Earth’s history … and also paved the way for complex life. How? Anusuya Willis explains how cyanobacteria, simple organisms that don’t even have nuclei or any other organelles, wrote a pivotal chapter in the story of...

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Symposium “Focusing on the learner” Research group Esbrina UB

The consolidated research group Esbrina — Subjectivities, Visualities and Contemporary Learning Environments, University of Barcelona, invites the symposium “Focusing on the learner” as part of the europeu project DIYLab – Do It Yourself in Education: Expanding Digital Competence to Foster Student Agency and Collaborative Learning. Under the slogan: “The Diylab Philosophy at School and...

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Paper: “Examining Learning Experiences in and out of School: The Bridging Learning Experiences Project”


On 18th and 19th June 2016 took place in the city of Rethymno, Crete, the International Conference “Cultural Historical, Activity and Sociocultural Research at Times of Contemporary Crisis” organized by the section of South and Central Europe and Middle East of the International Society for Cultural-Historical and Activity Research -ISCAR-...

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Children and youth’s interests towards science and technology


The VIII International Congress of Psychology and Education -CIPE 2016 took place in Alicante the last 15th, 16th and 17th of June 2016, hosted by the Scientific Association of Psychology and Education –ACIPE- and the University of Alicante. The Bridging Learning Experiences research team participated with the paper “Children and youth’s...

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The perceptions of families from different socioeconomic contexts about learning

The VIII International Congress of Psychology and Education -CIPE 2016 took place in Alicante the last 15th, 16th and 17th of June 2016, hosted by the Scientific Association of Psychology and Education –ACIPE- and the University of Alicante. The Bridging Learning Experiences research team participated with the paper “The perceptions of...

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Why do we make irrational decisions?


Often people make decisions that are not “rational” from a purely economical point of view — meaning that they don’t necessarily lead to the best result. Why is that? Are we just bad at dealing with numbers and odds? Or is there a psychological mechanism behind it? Sara Garofalo explains...

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Apps para la tierra


Con motivo de la celebración del Día Internacional de la Tierra, App Store en conjunto con WWF y 24 desarrolladores han ideado el proyecto benéfico Apps para la Tierra. Esta iniciativa cuenta con la intervención de 27 aplicaciones de la App Store que han modificado sus apps o, incluso, creado versiones con contenidos exclusivos para ayudar a...

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UB Science Festival


On 22 May 2015, the University of Barcelona opens its door to citizens to celebrate the UB Science Festival. The main objective of the activity is to bring people closer to the research activity developed at the University in an amusing and innovative way. Throughout the day, UB campuses organise...

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World Water Day 2016: Water and Jobs


Why a World Water Day? World Water Day is an international observance and an opportunity to learn more about water related issues, be inspired to tell others and take action to make a difference. World Water Day dates back to the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development where an international...

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10 películas sobre ecología para trabajar en el aula


El blog de educación y TIC, Tiching, nos propone una selección de diez películas que pueden ser muy útiles para reflexionar con los estudiantes sobre la importancia de la conservación y el cuidado del medio ambiente. Lorax: ¿Cómo hablar de medio ambiente con los más pequeños? Esta película de animación...

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How do we know what color dinosaurs were?


The microraptor was a four-winged carnivorous dinosaur with iridescent black feathers. But if our information about this dinosaur comes from fossils, how can we be certain about its color? Len Bloch shows how making sense of the evidence requires careful examination of the fossil and a good understanding of the...

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Animated Science. Episode 2. Shades.


UB divulga releases the project Animated Science which aims to create a collection of audiovisual resources to bring children closer to scientific concepts in an amusing way. The current chapter is titled Shadow and discusses how the position of the sun influences the direction of the shadows. This second episode has had the scientific...

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Upcycling the Oceans Project


Ecoalf Foundation has begun to remove trash from the seabed via fishermen off the coast of Levante (Spain). The project Upcycling the Oceans, organized in three phases, aims to show that cleaning the oceans is possible and the portion of the collected materials can be recycled into pellets, thread, fabric and...

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Compromiso de Barcelona por el Clima 2015-2017


El ayuntamiento de Barcelona asume el compromiso por el clima conjuntamente con 800 entidades ciudadanas vinculadas a la red Barcelona + Sostenible con las que ha elaborado un documento a propósito de la 21ª Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre el cambio climático, COP-21. El pasado 23 de noviembre, la...

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Jamtoday Fair: el videojuego como metodología educativa para el aprendizaje de hábitos saludables


JamToday es la primera red paneuropea dedicada al diseño de juegos aplicados. El proyecto reúne a diferentes tipos de actores -como clusters creativos, empresas de juegos, educación, institutos de investigación, instituciones del sector público, etc.- para ejecutar las Game Jam por toda Europa. La JamToday Fair es un encuentro sobre...

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The Tapir: a living fossil threatened with extinction


Although the Tapir is one of the world’s largest land mammals, the lives of these solitary, nocturnal creatures have remained a mystery. Known as “the living fossil,” the very same Tapir that roams the forests and grasslands of South America today arrived on the evolutionary scene more than 5 million...

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Expanding Opportunity in a World of Innovation


How can cities, schools, tech leaders, and policy makers drive innovation that is robust, open, and inclusive? In the fourth and final webinar of the October series, Doing Innovation: Empowering Young People for Tomorrow’s World, host S. Craig Watkins talks with experts from academia, business, education, and entrepreneurship about the new...

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Kano, a computer designed and constructed by children


Alex Klein is the developer of KANO minicomputer. This computer can be constructed and programmed by seven years old children. As a game of Lego, children can learn to design their own games, watch high-resolution videos, connect to the Internet, fly a drone… As the designer explains, the children will...

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John Dewey (1859-1952) and the permanent reinvention of the school


This year marks the 100th anniversary of the book Schools of To-morrow (1915) written by John Dewey and Evelyn Dewey. In this book the authors point out the necessity to reinvent the school under the challenges of society at the moment (early twentieth century). Probably the school is, has been...

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ChangSchoolTalks 2015: Stephen Downes

Stephen Downes, Senior Researcher at the National Research Council of Canada and co-creator of the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), speaks about personal learning in a networked world at the “ChangSchoolTalks 2015: Digital Learning Reimagined” event hosted at Ryerson University on February 19, 2015. More information:

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Microbial Mats


Rubén Duro Pérez is a graduate in biology from the University of Barcelona, Member of the Spanish Society for Microbiology and is devoted to scientific photography. Ricardo Guerrero is professor emeritus of the Department of Microbiology at the University of Barcelona, associate professor at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA and...

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La Dinosfera de Coll de Nargó


El Ayuntamiento de Coll de Nargó y el Instituto Catalán de Paleontología Miquel Crusafont son los organizadores del nuevo espacio expositivo que se centra en la reproducción de los dinosaurios. La Dinosfera quiere contribuir a dar a conocer el espectacular registro fósil de los yacimientos de dinosaurios de la zona...

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Exposición de dibujos de Luis Feo

El Museu Blau inaugura la exposición temporal Dibujos de Luis Feo, unas sesenta obras que proponen una mirada insólita al mundo animal. El autor propone una mirada inspirada en la ilustración científica y también en los grandes maestros del dibujo, el grabado y la fotografía como Durero, José Hernández, Piranesi, Escher o...

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Fiesta del Voluntariado Ambiental en el Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente

En diciembre de 1972, la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas designó el 5 de junio como Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente para sensibilizar a la opinión pública respecto de la necesidad de preservar y mejorar el medio ambiente. La fecha elegida fue en recuerdo al día en que se inauguró,...

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Investigate with RecerCaixa! 2nd Scientific Congress for Young Researchers


In the 2nd Scientific Congress for Young Researchers. Investigate with RecerCaixa! on June 2nd 2015, Carme Auguet school from Girona presented the project “What Young People do outside of School Related to Science and Technology” carried out by students. This project is based on our project “The Experiences of Young People outside of School Related to Science...

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2015 International Year of Light and Light-based Technology

2015 has been declared by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technology (IYL2015). By proclaiming the IYL2015, the United Nations, together with 100 partners over 85 countries, is recognising the importance of light and light based technology in the lives of the citizens of...

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UB Science Festival


The University of Barcelona opens its door to citizens to celebrate the UB Science Festival. The main objective of the activity is to bring people closer to the research activity developed at the University in an amusing and innovative way. Throughout the day, UB campuses organise different science dissemination activities...

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BioBlitzBcn 2015


BioBlitz es un evento dirigido a toda la ciudadanía interesada en observar y descubrir la naturaleza urbana con el acompañamiento de naturalistas expertos. En un periodo de 24 horas, científicos que estudian grupos específicos de flora y fauna, ayudados por voluntarios, buscarán identificar todos los organismos que se encuentran en un...

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Cosmobot 2015. Competición de robots inteligentes velocistas y combates de sumo


Cosmobot es la competición robótica más importante del Estado Español. Tiene como objetivo divulgar tres valores importantes: el trabajo en grupo, la investigación práctica y la orientación a resultados. La competición se realiza durante 2 días y a esta asisten los mejores ingenieros, investigadores y especialistas en robótica autónoma dedicados a...

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“La Festa” in the NOVUM Festival


On 25 and 26 April Plaza de las Glòries will be transformed into a laboratory for young and old, to experience science, technology and innovation in person. Participants will work with researchers, see science closely, participate in workshops, unique spaces, talks, discover La Gimcana as the party continues in museums and...

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Audiovisual Festival on Science, Technology and Innovation


The NOVUM Festival invites at the Diseny Hub Barcelona to enjoy a selection of the best unpublished documentaries on science, technology and innovation on 17th, 18th and 19th April. Free admission with limited capacity as screening room. Location: Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 37, 08018 Barcelona Alive Inside  Date: 17th April, 20 h. Original...

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“The Empty Classroom” Film

Under the creative direction of Gael Garcia Bernal, eleven award-winning directors tell the story of the high school dropout crisis in Latin America in an anthology of narrative and documentary film as beautifully diverse and complex as the region. The Empty Classroom is a feature film by GRADUATE XXI, an initiative to end...

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Not only do Chameleons change color to camouflage itself, but also to flirt and fight


The research team of Laboratory of Artificial & Natural Evolution, University of Geneva, led by Michel Milinkovitch, published this year in the Nature Communications Journal their latest findings on the dynamic color change of chameleons. The results of the research, based on the study of Panther Chameleon (Furcifer pardalis), indicate...

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NOVUM 2015 Festival de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación


La Dirección de Creatividad e Innovación del Instituto de Cultura de Barcelona organiza del 14 al 30 de abril de 2015 la novena edición de NOVUM, el Festival de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación de Barcelona, con el propósito de promover la Creatividad y la Innovación en la ciudad. Este festival pretende ser...

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Inspiraciencia Concurso de relatos de inspiración científica


Inspiraciencia es un concurso de relatos de inspiración científica que busca relacionar ciencia y escritura de una manera lúdica y participativa. Existe una modalidad única que consiste en la presentación de relatos cortos de una extensión máxima de 800 palabras. Las dos categorías de participación son: público general (a partir de...

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Institute for Research in Biomedicine -IRB- Open house

El próximo sábado 18 de abril el Institute for Research in Biomedicine -IRB Barcelona abre sus puertas para recibir visitantes de todas las edades que quieran conocer de cerca el mundo de la investigación y a algunos de los científicos que trabajan estudiando enfermedades como el cáncer, la diabetes o el Alzheimer,...

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Design for life. 99 projects for the real world


  The Museu del Disseny de Barcelona presents its first temporary exhibition dedicated to objects designed to make our lives better. The purpose of the exhibition is to show the key role that design can play in providing solutions to social and everyday problems of different types, improving the welfare of citizens both...

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International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies


The International Year of Light is a global initiative which will highlight to the citizens of the world the importance of light and optical technologies in their lives, for their futures, and for the development of society.  In proclaiming an International Year focusing on the topic of light science and...

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Scientific Perspectives: 2015 the International Year of Light

The United Nations and Unesco have declared 2015 the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies. In proclaiming an International Year focusing on the topic of light science and its applications, the UN has recognized the importance of raising global awareness about how light-based technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions...

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«Papirobiologia»: dinosaurs, mammals, insects and reptiles made with paper

Dinosaurs, insects, amphibians, mammals, birds, reptiles, plants and fungi all created a small scale with the art of papiroflexia, also known as origami. This is the proposal of “Papirobiologia”, an exhibition of nearly  two hundred works made by members of the Spanish Origami Association (AEP), an organization that brings together mathematicians, biologists,...

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Today is the 206th anniversary of the birth of CharlesDarwin


  "It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change" Charles Darwin, 1809-1882.     Darwin, a naturalist’s voyage around the world On the basis of Charles Darwin’s book “Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty’s Surveying...

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Citizen science project to fight Asian tiger mosquitoes


Tiger mosquitoes pose a problem that affects many people. The project takes a task traditionally delegated to technical services and professional scientists and it passes on to the public. Citizen science is based on the idea that common knowledge and participation by a large group can help to solve scientific...

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How can we avoid kelp beds turning into barren grounds?


Urchins are marine invertebrates that mould the biological richness of marine grounds. However, an excessive proliferation of urchins may also have severe ecological consequences on marine grounds as they reduce algal cover and affect the survival of other marine species. To explore global dynamics and the factors that turn kelp...

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Exhibition: “A billion eyes for a billion stars”


Pre-doctoral and post-doctoral researchers of the Gaia UB research team, from the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the UB (ICCUB-IEEC), offer guided visits to the exhibition “A billion eyes for a billion stars”. They will describe the technological challenge represented by the Gaia mission, which aims to know better the...

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19ª Semana de la Ciencia en Cataluña


Del 14 al 23 de noviembre se celebrará en Cataluña la 19ª Semana de la Ciencia. En esta semana se llevarán a cabo una serie de actividades de divulgación científica, tales como: jornadas de puertas abiertas, exposiciones, charlas, juegos, talleres científicos, entre otras actividades. Los temas centrales de la edición de...

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Club GeoGebra Iberoamericano – Nueva convocatoria 2014- 2015


La Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura (OEI) invita a los profesores y estudiantes iberoamericanos a incorporarse al Club GeoGebra Iberoamericano. Esta iniciativa cuenta con el apoyo e impulso de la Consejería de Economía, Innovación, Ciencia y Empleo de la Junta de Andalucía (España)....

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19th Science Week in CosmoCaixa Barcelona


From 18 to 23 November 2014 Cosmocaixa Barcelona organizes exhibitions and open workshops. Schedule Exhibition “X Science Book Fair”. From 18 to 23 November 2014. An annual meeting with the science book. An event to appreciate the significance of the book of science and its contribution to culture and the formation...

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Science Perspectives: Big scientific questions


Robots, Quantum Physics, Genetic Engineering… Scientific knowledge is making constant progress but there are still many unanswered questions, which will be discussed in the Libraries of Barcelona. On November mondays, Barcelona Libraries propose us to explore some of the biggest questions that science has raised, with the Visions of Science...

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21è Festival Internacional de Cinema del Medi Ambient de Barcelona


CaixaForum acollirà del 6 al 9 de novembre quatre de les pel•lícules del 21è Festival Internacional de Cinema del Medi Ambient de Barcelona, en el marc de l’exposició “Gènesi”, de Sebastião Salgado. Dijous 6 de novembre | 21.00 h Inauguració de la 21è Festival Internacional de Cinema del Medi Ambient...

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Génesis de Sebastião Salgado

  Con su proyecto Génesis, Sebastião Salgado busca los orígenes del mundo y del planeta que habitamos. Un mundo que ha evolucionado durante miles de años antes de verse enfrentado al ritmo de la vida moderna. Esta exposición presenta fotografías de paisajes, animales y personas alejadas del mundo moderno: regiones...

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Pasado, presente y futuro de las ciencias y artes en los Centros Cívicos de Barcelona


La Real Academia de Ciencias y Artes de Barcelona (RACAB) presenta un ciclo de conferencias en los Centros Cívicos para dar a conocer el conocimiento científico y las innovaciones tecnológicas que hacen mejorar nuestra vida. La propuesta, formada por seis charlas y dos visitas (en el Observatorio Fabra y la...

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XVI Simposio Internacional de Informática Educativa, SIIE 2014


El Simposio Internacional de Informática Educativa (SIIE) ofrece un foro internacional para la presentación y debate de los últimos avances en investigación sobre las tecnologías para el aprendizaje y su aplicación práctica en los procesos educativos. También pretende poner en contacto a investigadores, desarrolladores, representantes institucionales y profesores para compartir...

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2015 Mathematics Education Conference (MEC2015)


2015 Mathematics Education Conference (MEC2015) will be held from January 31 to February 2, 2015 in Shanghai, China. This Conference will cover issues on Mathematics Education. It dedicates to creating a stage for exchanging the latest research results and sharing the advanced research methods. Related Topics (not limited to) •...

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L’aigua que no veiem, però sí que usem


L’aigua subterrània constitueix la principal fracció d’aigua dolça disponible al nostre planeta per satisfer les necessitats de proveïment d’una població creixent que, a més, a mesura que augmenten el desenvolupament econòmic i el benestar social, demana una dotació més gran per càpita d’aquest recurs. L’exploració, el control, la modelització i...

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La ciència de l’aigua: “Què fem amb l’aigua quan està bruta?”

In this session, Joan Mata, professor from the Department of Chemical Engineering of Universitat de Barcelona, speaks about the water cycle, particularly the management of waste water. He describes how is it generated and how it can be reduced. The activity is part of the series La ciència de l’aigua...

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SIMO Educación 2014. Salón de tecnología para la enseñanza


SIMO Educación 2014 mostrará, a través de la oferta de sus empresas participantes, los avances disponibles en las herramientas tecnológicas para la educación, y una completa agenda de debates, conferencias, seminarios y talleres prácticos, con ponencias de personalidades destacadas y expertos. SIMO Educación 2014 anima a la  comunidad docente a compartir sus...

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