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What does an electronic nose smell?

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What does an electronic nose smell?

These innovative systems serve both to detect diseases through olfactory patterns and to find and deactivate explosive devices

  When it comes to competing in the animal kingdom, the human nose loses the battle at the first moment of change. According to a study by Japanese researchers, elephants have a smell five times more developed than that of humans and more than dogs. They have 811 olfactory receptors. Humans only 386, although for some scientists there is no problem.

"We can detect and discriminate an extraordinary range of smells, we are more sensitive than rodents and dogs to some of them, we are able to track odor traces and our behavioral and affective states are influenced by our sense of smell," says John McGann , associate professor at Rutgers University in New Brunswick.

    Although the best friends of the human being, dogs, are still the preferred ones to detect explosives and prohibited substances, the advance of technology h…

Flowkey, the method to learn to play the piano online

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Flowkey, the method to learn to play the piano online
The application created by German entrepreneurs facilitates the learning of this instrument with simple tutorials based on the favorite songs of each user

     Playing the piano is a complicated task, but technology can help. That is the idea of Flowkey, a new app that facilitates the user learning and is suitable for people who have never been in front of a roof as for intermediate and advanced musicians.

The biggest advantage is that it allows you to learn to play piano directly through songs. In its platform it has a wide repertoire so the user can start from the beginning to play the piano with their favorite songs. From flowkey they assure that each tutorial has been realized by "professional pianists of first level".

     Also, the platform has interactive lessons on notes, chords, technique, improvisation and many more aspects related to the piano and music in general. The app is available for iPhone mobile phones, And…

The addiction of the Spaniards to the mobile does not cease

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The addiction of the Spaniards to the mobile does not cease


Three out of four Spaniards say they could not live without a cell phone

    The smartphone is one of the devices with more presence in the pockets of the Spanish and the Spanish. Specifically, nine out of ten Spaniards have a mobile phone, according to data from the CNMC.

Device that has become an essential tool, since three of every four Spaniards affirm that they could not live without it, according to the "IV Study of Online Comparison towards Smart Saving", carried out by Rastreator.com.

Leisure, communication and entertainment are some of the most frequent uses of smartphones. However, the need for these devices has led to an increase of more than ten percentage points when it comes to encrypting their dependence.

      In 2016, smartphone dependence stood at 17.7%, now that figure stands at 28.3% or what is the same, almost three out of ten Spaniards claim to be addicted to their terminal.

In this sense, 44% of the…

The Civil Guard blocks 23 websites for downloading movies and games

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The Civil Guard blocks 23 websites for downloading movies and games

Divxtotal, Gamestorrents and Estrenosdtl, among others, gave access to P2P links for direct download of all kinds of protected audiovisual material, in some cases without having been released in Spain yet

    The Civil Guard has announced on Tuesday that it has launched a campaign to block websites downloading content protected by copyright with the blocking of 23 web pages that link free of charge to sites where movies, series, music and video games were downloaded. .

In this first phase of the 'Cascada' operation, which is led by the Central Operational Unit (UCO), a total of 23 web domains have been blocked from which P2P links were directly downloaded from all types of protected audiovisual material. in some cases without having been released in Spain yet.

    According to the Guardia Civil, the blocked websites, including www.divxtotal.com, www.estrenosdtl.com or www.gamestorrents.com, offered high quality ve…

Patents a drone that is controlled with the look

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Patents a drone that is controlled with the look
The sensors track the movement, position and position of the user
    The market for unmanned aircraft or drones continues to arouse interest among the general public and, particularly, in companies. Amazon, Vodafone or Correos are some of the companies interested in these small aircraft.

The automation of drone movements is one of the objectives of many companies. Samsung has registered a patent to control these devices with just the look.

The South Korean works in a drone that would monitor the movement and position of the user and allow the user to control it with his eyes without needing any other action.

    The drone would be composed of a central module, with an LCD screen, and a flying unit, as well as a series of sensors that would track the movement, position and position of the user, but also facial and pupil reading systems.

According to the text of the patent collected by Let's Go Digital, this device would follow the movemen…

Chinese mobiles colonize the Spanish market

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Chinese mobiles colonize the Spanish market


Samsung keeps its crown, but Huawei cuts distances | One in three smartphones sold is from a Chinese firm

     In 2014, the percentage of Chinese mobile phones in Spain was only 21%, now the percentage has increased 14 percentage points to 35%. This figure means that one out of every three phones sold in national stores are 'made in China' , according to a study by idealo.es.

In 2016, Huawei positioned itself as the undisputed leader, covering more than half of the demand for Chinese mobile phones (53%), followed by Xiaomi (10%), Motorola (9%) and ZTE (7%).

Last year, Huawei continued to be the company preferred by the Spanish, although its weight has fallen slightly (48%), while the demand for Xiaomi mobile phones has shot up to cover 27%, growing by 17 percentage points. In addition, Honor, the Huawei brand of mid-range, entered stomping in the ranking of the most desired Chinese manufacturers in Spain, with 6% searches in 2017.

     Ch…

Create a system that saves 40% of the usual water consumption in a home

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Create a system that saves 40% of the usual water consumption in a home 


Its creators estimate that the device allows reducing CO2 emissions by 35%


     Spain is currently suffering from a severe drought. In spite of the last rains, the data are very alarming and it is not only a problem of this last year, but it comes from a long time ago. Climate change and the increase in population have aggravated this scenario.

This problem has been a business opportunity for two Valencian plumbers who fight against the waste of water. An idea that was born "on a daily basis when they observed the daily waste of water that was done in all homes and businesses," says the company.

     The bet of Smartwater , that is the name of the Valencian company, allows to develop a system that saves up to 40% . Rafael Rodrigo and Francisco Pelegero decided to create a system that avoids that waste that occurs at the moment when the tap or shower is opened and waits for it to come out hot.

In 2011 they pa…