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Researchers from 19 Institutions, led by an URJC professor, have analysed and published the biological traits and evolutionary placement of a set of more than 1000 domesticated species around the world. The paper has been published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, a journal of the influential Nature group. This work provides the scientific community with a detailed database which will permit to address new questions and calls to amplify the search for new species that can be used as human food in the future. The results could be used to pinpoint which are the relevant traits of food species, and…
Monday, 01 October 2018 12:00

The keys to the success of small businesses

The URJC is participating in an international study which proposes a new methodology to improve management in the retail sector of pharmaceutical distribution. This work also shows its viability based on the models used successfully in other sectors. The main aim is to establish which distinctive abilities can generate a competitive advantage. The image of pharmacy and management of customer knowledge, the trends and the market segments are the elements with the greatest effect on performance and results. The results of the study have been published in the Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services.
GET’s first call will finance 17 fellowships for experienced researchers to develop a 24- month stay: 8/9 under the UAH and 8/9 under the URJC. The fellowships will provide the opportunity for experienced researches from around the world to spend two years at Madrid (Spain) to undertake an independent, interdisciplinary research project in the fields of “Smart Energy International Excellence Campus”. Apply here: https://lnkd.in/ekaHU5F
The data obtained show the excellent performance of these water treatment systems using plants as filtration agents. The new results make clear that they constitute a suitable system to eliminate, in the great majority of cases, the so called emerging contaminants such as drugs (analgesics, anti-inflammatory drugs, etc.) or stimulants (caffeine). In comparison with conventional water treatment systems, the percentages of elimination of these substances were in many cases greater. The study was carried out by researchers from URJC, in collaboration with the IMDEA Institute for Water and the Centre for New Water Technologies (CENTA).  
3D printing on fabric to create complex 3D structures A team of computer science researchers from Disney Research and the University Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid have developed a design tool software that makes it possible to 3D print smooth curved surfaces in a fast and cost-efficient manner. The process enabled by the design software involes 3D printing planar curve networks (a bit like a 2D skeleton structure) onto a pre-stretched piece of fabric. When the fabric is cut into a pre-determined shape after printing, it contracts into a specific structure determined by the 3D printed pattern. The result is…
Researchers from URJC have launched DESILICO, a 3D simulation and visualisation tool development company aimed at the textile sector. The researchers, Miguel Ángel Otaduy, Jorge López, Eder Miguel and Gabriel Cirio, have started up DESILICO, a company which commercially develops computer tools which were once restricted to research. DESILICO will be devoted to "developing and offering tools which through 3D simulation and visualisation offer solutions to the textile marketplace in its phases of design and testing", indicates Otaduy. The idea came to light as a result of the work of the Multimodal Simulation Lab Research Group at Universidad Rey Juan…
A new 'cloud' platform to reduce the test time for software projects for large systems. The ElasTest Project offers an "open source" platform for carrying out tests "end-to-end" in a rapid and reliable manner, thereby increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the software testing process and the quality of the system that is being tested.  The ElasTest platform will supply capacity for carrying out advanced tests which will help to increase the scalability, robustness, security and quality of experience of currently distributed systems. In short, it will allow any development team to create faster software with fewer defects.  The new…
The human impact on the Antarctic Peninsula from the presence of emerging contaminants. Researchers from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos and the Geological and Mining Institute of Spain warn of the possible environmental consequences. These chemicals reach the Antarctic as a result of the dumping of sewage, incineration of wastes and the widespread generation of refuse. The results of this work have been published in highly-prestigious scientific journals. In the article published in Environmental Research, information is given on the presence of substances of human origin with the capacity to damage the hormonal system. The most important among the heavy metals…