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Monday, 18 January 2016

ICN2 in the Media: Nanotechnology visits El Punt TV

L’Illa de Robison is a TV show broadcasted in the Catalan TV station El Punt Avui TV. The program was recently devoted to Nanotechnology, including the participation of the ICN2 – VHRI ICREA Prof Victor Puntes and Dr. Jordi Díaz, from the CCiTUB (UB Scientific and Technologica Centers) and member of the Nanoeduca initiative involving ICN2.

Monday, 07 December 2015

ICN2 in the Media: Applied Nanoparticles triples biogas production

Applied Nanoparticles, a Spin Off company emerged from a research led from ICN2 and UAB, was highlighted in La Vanguardia for being able to triple biogas production by using nanoparticles. ICREA Prof Victor Puntes, Group Leader at ICN2, presents the project.

Monday, 23 November 2015

ICN2 in the Media: Flexoelectricity is more than Moore

“Moore’s law” approaches its limit. The idea of producing the world’s first integrated flexoelectric microelectromechanical system (MEMS) on silicon was published week in Nature Nanotechnology and gained a big attention. The international work was led by researchers from the ICN2 Oxide Nanoelectronics Group.

Friday, 27 November 2015

ICN2 in the Media: Nanoparticles simplify DNA identification and quantification

This news item had a broad impact in different media and websites, including Diario Médico elperiodico.com. In an article published in Small, researchers from ICN2 and Vetgenomics successfully applied a new qualitative and quantitative method for the detection of a DNA sequence characteristic of Leishmania infantum kinetoplast.

Monday, 09 November 2015

ICN2 in the Media: The science in James Bond movies, by La Vanguardia

La Vanguardia, the influential newspaper, published a list of gadgets, weapons and scientific breakthroughs featured in the James Bond movies. A weapon based on an electromagnetic pulse named Goldeneye was defeated by Pierce Brosnan in 1995. The effects of this weapon, intended to destroy all technology and digital memories, would have been minimised thanks to the antiferromagnets-based data storage system being developed at ICN2 (Dr. Ignasi Fina, from the Oxide Nanoelectronics Group) and IGS Research.