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· May, 2014

Stories about Science from May, 2014

Legislating on Open Access in Mexico

  31 May 2014

Saul Equihua writes [es] on Infotecarios about open access in México: On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Mexico moved ahead by adding and reforming the Legislation of Science and Technology, the General Legislation of Education and the Organic Law of National Council of Science and Technology, to promote open access. After...

Reference Services in Library and the Web

  29 May 2014

Samuel Castro Ponce writes [es] on Infotecarios about reference services [es] or librarian consultaton, history, features and evolution: Evidently, synchronized referece services are evolving. Now there is a trend of using 2.0 websites for taking advantages of social networks that make possible sending and receiving information instantly. The same goes...

A Low-cost Solution to Heal Cataract in Sub Saharan Countries

  22 May 2014

One of the main causes of blindness in sub saharan countries are cataracts. A group of french physicians has developed a surgical kit called “Phacokit” to treat at low-cost individuals suffering from cataract  and help them recover their eyesight [fr]:  Pour vaincre la cataracte, principale cause de cécité, notamment dans les pays pauvres,...

A Star Sister of the Sun

  19 May 2014

Astrophysicist Ángel R. López-Sánchez blogs [es] on El Lobo Rayado about stars that sisters of the Sun, and the recent confirmation of the existence of one of them, HD 162826. HD 162826 is located in Hercules constellation and is 15% more massive than the Sun, even though it was already...

Argentina and Open Access

  14 May 2014

Fernando Ariel López writes [es] for Infotecarios about Law 26899: Creating Digital Institutional Repositories of Open, Owned, or Shared Access [es], also known as the Open Access Law, approved in Argentina in November 2013, after a long process initiated in 2009.  The scientific-technological production resulting from the work, training, and/or projects funded...

Scientific Communicators Responsibility

  14 May 2014

In relation to the new Cosmos series, Víctor R. Ruíz reflects [es] on how the search for scientific knowledge is becoming a question of social responsibility, and the role of scientists in the public sphere: Both before and then, private companies and governments have agendas that don't always coincide with general...

4G and other Indonesian Inventions

  14 May 2014

4G, the fastest data transmission technology of our time, was developed by an Indonesian. Another interesting Indonesian invention is the electric shoes which give women the tool to defend themselves by stunning an attacker with an electric shock.

Astronomy in Spain

  7 May 2014

Astrophysicist Angel R. López-Sánchez blogs [es] about the recent XXI State Congress of Astrophysics [es] held in Granada, Spain, on may 1-4, 2014. During the event, there was a astrophotography contest and time-lapse video, about which Angel notes: Three out of four winners are Andalucian, and this shows once again...

A Galaxy Far, Far Away

  2 May 2014

The website Chileno notes [en] that a Chilean-led team of astronomers has shed new light on the evolution of galaxies by observing young star formations in outer regions of the interacting galaxy NGC 92. As lead author Dr Sergio Torres from Universidad de La Serena explains, there is something special...

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