Thursday, 30 March 2023

New polymer-paraffin films for smart windows improve responsiveness and scalability

A study published in ‘Chemical Engineering Journal’ and led by researchers from ICN2 and UAB proposes a novel composite material that allows modulating sunlight transmittance in smart windows in response to different stimuli. Being cost-effective, stable, flexible, and scalable, the polymer-paraffin films developed by the authors can help to reduce energy consumption in buildings, among other possible applications.

Wednesday, 29 March 2023

La Vanguardia organises a colloquium celebrating female achievements in science

La Vanguardia, a prominent Spanish newspaper, organised a colloquium on the 28th of March at Hotel Seventy in Barcelona to celebrate female achievements in science and promote discussions on gender equality, diversity, and innovation in science and technology. The event featured Dr Neus Bastús as one of the esteemed panelists.

Thursday, 23 March 2023

Open call for the 13th edition of INSPIRACIENCIA 2023

A new edition of the short story contest organised by the CSIC is here! Texts of a maximum of 800 words can be submitted in two different categories (young or adult), and can be in Spanish, Catalan, Galician or Basque. In this edition there is a special prize for stories about archaeology.

Thursday, 23 March 2023

UAB announces "The Challenger Season" initiative, inviting the UAB Campus community to tackle sustainable development goals

The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) presents "The Challenger Season", a series of campus-wide challenges designed to foster creative solutions among students, researchers, and administrative staff. ICN2 community members are encouraged to participate in the challenges, which are aligned with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, and contribute to a more sustainable future.