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The new paradigm we are waiting

The new paradigm we are waiting

New technologies bring important changes in all sense of humanity life. Specifically, artificial intelligence (AI) is going to change the very meaning of the concept of ‘human being’ and even the concept of work, which has always been so closely linked to us. The...

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The passage of time

The passage of time

It is curious how, at the moment we find ourselves, our sense of time has been so disrupted due to the confinement to which the entire population is subjected. Humanity has developed all kinds of tools that allow us to feel we have everything under control. That is...

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October 16th, World Food Day: #ZeroHunger

October 16th, World Food Day: #ZeroHunger

#ZeroHunger is the motto for the World Food Day that is celebrated on October 16 leaded by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) worldwide. #ZeroHunger is also part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the World Health Organization...

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Acrylamide has a special ‘COLOR’

Acrylamide has a special ‘COLOR’

From the creators of “What doesn´t kill you makes you fatter or is a sin” and "You don´t know what to eat" appears "Take care if you like overcooking!" and "Nightmare in the kitchen, there is acrylamide in your food". For years it was known that acrylamide was a toxic...

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Would you eat insects?

Would you eat insects?

Entomophagy, or insect consumption by humans, is not a novelty to anyone. Diets based on insects and arthropods are fully accepted in many countries and cultures, especially in South America, Asia or Africa. Even they are a real delicacy for some gourmets experts, for...

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The recommended intake of sweet consensus

The recommended intake of sweet consensus

Last July, EFSA published a protocol that sets out the strategy to follow for the collection of data that will be used for the development of a Scientific Opinion that establishes the maximum tolerable level of sugar intake. I know it could seem confusing, let me...

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Realfooding, fad or is it here to stay?

Realfooding, fad or is it here to stay?

The macrobiotic diet, dissociated, pineapple, onion soup, detox ... are infinite diets that have become fashionable since the issues of food and nutrition began to interest me. And it's not to start in a destructive way but none of them has convinced me from the point...

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With M of Microbiome

With M of Microbiome

In recent years the definition of the human microbiome has been postulated as an essential tool for medicine, pharmacy, nutrition and other disciplines in order to understand the role of microorganisms present in the body on health and immunity. In fact, the...

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It is a robot and it has feelings (II)

It is a robot and it has feelings (II)

In an earlier post titled "It's a robot and it has feelings" I discussed about the possibility of incorporating "feelings" into robots in a similar way as human emotions are displayed when facing external stimuli. Following that post, an obvious question arises: But...

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Smart, something more than your mobile phone

Smart, something more than your mobile phone

The SMART term has become part of our life. Thus, if we introduce it in Google about 1.8 million entries appear, which gives us an idea of how widespread it is. Now, not only phones are smart, we also find this term applied to watches, televisions, homes, cars or...

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Augmented Reality and Health (II)

Augmented Reality and Health (II)

In a first approach to the world of Augmented Reality, we established the differences between technologies of mixed, augmented and virtual reality. In this second installment, we are going to review the applications that are already being made of these realities in...

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Augmented Reality (AR) and Health (I)

Augmented Reality (AR) and Health (I)

Technology is very present in our lives. Proof of this is the increasing use of computers, smartphones, tablets and video games. Technology helps us with daily tasks, provides entertainment and fun, but can also improve fields such as medicine and health by helping to...

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Living between dioxins and furans

Living between dioxins and furans

Few days ago, the European project LIFE DIOXDETECTOR was closed in CARTIF. The main objective was the application of a new analytical technique for the quantification of dioxins and furans, being this new technique, mainly, more sensitive and faster with respect to...

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Wearables for women

Wearables for women

You can think that the design of differentiable technology for men and technology for woman is not necessary. But, really specific wearables for women exist, especially for health topics. The others wearables, despite not being specific for woman, have a feminine...

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eHealth: Can videogames improve our health?

eHealth: Can videogames improve our health?

VideoGames, social networks and wearables have been installed in our lives since a few years. They occupy much of our free time, allowing new methods of interacting with families and friends. They are part of the so called Information and Communication Technologies...

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Care robotics: a closer reality

Care robotics: a closer reality

The increase in life expectancy, coupled with the decline in the birth rate results in an increasingly aging population. According to projections by the National Statistics Institute, 30% of the population will be aged over 65 in 2050, and of these a third will be...

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Millenary food: superfoods

Millenary food: superfoods

Foods like quinoa (or quinua) and amaranth are consumed for centuries in the Andes regions. An example of this is that in tombs more than 4,000 years old remains of these products are found which consumption is demonstrated by cultures like the Mayans, Aztecs and...

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Is accessibility an option?

Is accessibility an option?

Human nature relativizes disadvantages and problems in depending on what they affect us, personally or our environment. With respect to Accessibility and Universal Design, today, we can find the idea that these are problems that only persons related with disability...

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It’s a robot and it has feelings (I)

It’s a robot and it has feelings (I)

Can a robot have feelings? According to the science fiction world, the answer would clearly be affirmative. Films like Blade Runner; 2001: A Space Odyssey; I, Robot or ex Machina, show machines able to experience human feelings such as fear, anger or love.Despite the...

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How much expensive is to be a celiac in Spain?

How much expensive is to be a celiac in Spain?

Celiac disease is a condition developed by people who are intolerant to gluten and is characterized by an inflammatory reaction, where the immune system mistakenly attacks the intestine as if it were an external aggressor and causes lesions in the mucous affecting...

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Wearables: watchers or assistants?

Wearables: watchers or assistants?

The wearables provide us functions such as view the time and do calculations or improve our capabilities. They are nothing new Already in 1654, the Qing dynasty miniaturized an abacus on a ring. Today it is considered as the first wearable of the history. At the same...

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