Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Interactive plant cell : Educational robotics projectResearchers at the Alcalá University (UAH) have developed a didactic and interactive model in 3D that when it is completed constitutes a robotic plant cell. It comprises several pieces, that when pressed an audio is played and activate the corresponding led. This model can be applied in primary and secondary education. Researchers are looking for education-oriented technology development companies as well as textbook and school material publishers, in order to reach licensing, commercial or collaboration agreements.
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IMDEA Water Institute posted this:Economic analysis of water resources managementThe main lines of research of the group are: •Water management in areas vulnerable to extreme weather events: drought risk and water scarcity. •Tools and methods for assessing potential climate change impacts, costs & benefits, and risks & opportunities. •Link between science (i.e. water economics) and policymaking (i.e. EU Freshwater Policy). •Hydroeconomic analysis of water investments. •Economic analysis of biophysical flows of ecosystem services. •Groundwater management.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Risk management of the effects of solar activity: Device and procedure of obtaining in real time and high resolution, the Local Geomagnetic Disturbance at middle latitudes.The research team specialized in Space Meteorology within the Space Research Group of the University of Alcalá, has developed a device and procedure that, based on the measurement of the local geomagnetic field, is able to estimate the magnetic disturbance component associated to solar activity at middle latitudes. The determination of the magnetic disturbance component is especially relevant in cases of sporadic but explosive solar phenomena. From the perspective of the actual user, the present invention constitutes an essential element in the risk management of the effects of solar activity on vulnerable technologies, both ground-based and satellite-based (electric power, rail transport, terrestrial and positioning navigation systems, radio and satellite communication systems ...), increasing the capacities of public administrations, civil protection and emergencies and the companies themselves, in order to prepare a successful strategy for adverse conditions related to the solar activity. The group is looking for collaboration and/or commercial agreements with the Central Administration, Civil Protection, Critical Infrastructure, Electric Power companies, Rail Network, Oil pipelines companies, Gas Pipelines companies, Insurance firms, etc...
Fundació URV posted this:ELECTRE-H software package: a tool for data analysis and decision aiding with hierarchical criteriaThe ELECTRE-H Software Package implements two new methods for ranking and ordered classification decision problems considering multiple criteria structured into a hierarchy. The hierarchy of criteria is a tool that allows the decision maker to better organize the problem based on its domain knowledge and needs, decomposing the general problem into smaller sub-problems. Both methods follow the well-known outranking model and belong to the family of ELECTRE methods. The ELECTRE approach is inspired on the voting-like procedure based on the opinion of the majority but also respecting the minorities (by allowing veto power). The software available to use ELECTRE methods does not allow a hierarchical decomposition of the problem, but on a flat organization of criteria. The novelties of these two methods are the following: -It fully applies the standard outranking procedure of ELECTRE at all the levels of the hierarchy of criteria (concordance and discordance indices are obtained from the results of the previous layer and exploited at each node to generate new results). -The user will get a result (a ranking or classification) at each intermediate node of the hierarchy as well as the root (or overall) node. -Preference uncertainty can be managed at each node of the hierarchy with its particular discrimination threshold values. -Veto power can be given to the appropriate nodes in the hierarchy, to avoid compensation with the rest of related criteria. -Different scales of measurement can be used both in the elementary criteria and in the intermediate criteria. -For the case of sorting, simple IF…THEN… decision rules are used to define the categories. The novelty of the software ELECTRE-H is that it is the implementation of these methods given by the authors. This guarantees that the program is fully following the methodology proposed. Its main features are: -Clear and easy-to-understand user interface. -Data can be easily provided using an Excel file. -All the parameters of the model can be easily changed in the user interface. -The results obtained can be graphically displayed (i.e. partial pre-orders, rankings) and exported into a PNG image or text files. Also, the calculations of the results are provided in log files. -Additional statistical tools to compute correlations for different ranking and classification results on the same set of alternatives and hierarchy are available. -A distance-based statistical tool to compare partial preorders is available. -The “Simos revised procedure” to calculate numerical values for criteria weights is available. -Analysis of the results can be done at different levels of the hierarchy. -The software supports large number of alternatives and criteria. Also the structure of the hierarchy is only limited to be a tree (each node has a single parent). The software is designed to be easy to use while providing the full functionality required in these two methods.
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UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE posted this:Method for recycling of vessels and other structures composed of fiberglass and resinResearchers at the University of Alicante have developed a method to recycle composite fiberglass structures on a polymer matrix (resin). The process removes the polymer matrix, recovering glass fiber which can be reused. The process is not aggressive with fiberglass. It takes place at room temperature and is able to recover all the fiberglass used. The method is industrially scalable and can be automated. Fiberglass composites and resin are widely used in the construction of boat hulls, tanks, wind turbine blades and many other applications. This method is a very important innovation for the sector and there was no effective method that allowed recovering and reusing these materials.
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DIT Hothouse posted this:Wind Urchin: A 3D Spherical AnemometerThe Wind Urchin is a novel instrument for the simultaneous measurement of wind speed, direction and turbulence. It is effectively a multidirectional anemometer which uses multiple Pitot tubes incorporated into a unique spherical design to provide simultaneous real-time data on all elements of wind and uniquely turbulence.
UNIVERSIDAD DE BURGOS posted this:PAVEL: Vehicle route planning and logistics operationsSoftware developed for route optimization as intended for companies or entities interested in solving their problems of transportation planning (delivery to customers or delegations, collection suppliers, etc.). The aim of using this system is to help obtain cheaper solutions, more convenient, secure and balanced routes (according to the goals considered) and conform to the restrictions of each situation.
UNIVERSIDAD DE BURGOS posted this:Nuevos Materiales ligeros en base cemento con propiedades mejoradas para la construcción e ingeniería civilUn grupo de investigación de la Universidad de Burgos ha patentado diferentes materiales cuya base es el cemento y que disponen propiedades mejoradas para la construcción e ingeniería civil, en especial para la utilización de los mismos como revestimiento interior/exterior, como relleno de suelos y rejuntado de fábricas. La característica en común a todos ellos es que se utilizan diferentes residuos para los cuales se fijan los criterios de su utilización y dosificaciones básicas que garanticen su resistencia y durabilidad, así como un alto grado de prestación y puesta en obra.
UNIVERSIDAD DE BURGOS posted this:New light materials cement base with improved properties for construction and civil engineerA research group at the University of Burgos have patented different materials whose base are cement and have improved for the construction and civil engineering properties, especially for the use thereof as indoor / outdoor carpet, as landfill soil and grouting factories. The feature common to all is that different wastes are used for which the criteria for their use and basic dosages to ensure strength and durability are set as well as a high degree of performance and application.
UNIVERSIDAD DE BURGOS posted this:Detection Kit for drugs and toxic substancesTest kit for both qualitative and quantitative detection of different types of tertiary amines in situ. Detection of tertiary amines is very important as they are classified in several occasions as toxic analytes and/or contaminants. Among the tertiary amines capable of being detected by the developed method it is possible to include: pyrrolizidines, tropane alkaloids (scopolamine, atropine and cocaine), Opiates (Morphine, Codeine, Heroin).
UNIVERSIDAD DE BURGOS posted this:New lightweight lime based materials with improved properties for constructionA research group at the University of Burgos have patented different materials whose base is the lime and they have improved properties for construction, particularly for the use thereof as coatings used in Artistic Heritage. The feature common to all is that different wastes are used for which the criteria for their use and basic dosages to ensure strength and durability are set as well as a high degree of performance and application.
UNIVERSIDAD DE BURGOS posted this:New light materials plaster base with improved properties for constructionA research group at the University of Burgos have patented different materials whose base is gypsum and construction have improved properties, especially for the use of the same mass as coatings or to prefabricated interior. The feature common to all is that different wastes are used for which the criteria for their use and basic dosages to ensure strength and durability are set as well as a high degree of performance and application.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:ICT applications based on QR codes and RFID in teaching and research laboratories.A research group of the Department of Signal Theory and Communications at the University of Alcalá is developing Apps which allow improve the performance of the students and researchers in the measure and characterization of RF devices, by the description of the devices and the management of the necessary instrumentation. The group is looking for companies in the technology and telecommunications sectors to reach collaboration, and commercial agreements with technical assistance.