Archivo de Science

Archivo Science

CRF19, aggressive strain of HIV detected in Cuba

By: Gabriela M. Fernández The news of the discovery of a new strain of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Cuban patients circulates these days in foreign and opposition media within the island. Until last Tuesday February 17, when state media … Continued

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Ricardo Wolf: from the Jewish scientist to the Cuban diplomat

By: Gabriela M. Fernández   As in art, science has its patron. The controversial Nobel Prize awards annually scientific and social activity of certain personalities and, for this reason, captures the attention of the media and academic institutions worldwide. However, other … Continued

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What are the priorities of science in Cuba?

Each year, the Cuban scientific community prepares to participate in the Programs of Science, Technology and Innovation (CTI) in the interest of generating and applying knowledge in finding solutions to concrete problems of society. The Ministry of Science, Technology and … Continued

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Planetarium of Old Havana / Photo: Roberto Ruiz.

Stargazing from Havana

“Yes, good morning, tell me.” It’s Monday, the day of booking, and the phone has not stopped ringing at the Planetarium of Old Havana. The tours will begin on Wednesday, as usual, so there is time before the place is … Continued

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The lies of the “galactic blackout”

The world will be completely dark on 21 December when a galactic blackout, followed by a solar mega storm, causing devastating effects for three days, according to the National Administration of Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the United States. … Continued

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Are there pseudosciences in Cuba?

For many Steve Jobs is just a name or a good American film. For some, he was a genius of the technology company, creator of devices like Ipad and Iphone. For a few, a patient with a rare pancreatic tumor … Continued

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Cuba gives green light to renewable energy

A decade ago a new project in Cuba began to produce renewable energy in the Isle of Youth. Although in its infancy included solar photovoltaic and wind power, the emphasis had it gasification of forest biomass from forest waste and … Continued

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Future Cities Catapult

An English knight visited Havana to discuss aircrafts powered by the sun, plastic electric cars and buildings with roofs that produce energy. His name is Sir David King and has the responsibility to be the Special Representative for Climate Change … Continued

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Oscar Villa Jiménez, creador de la primera aplicación cubana sobre salud sobre salud para el sistema Android / Foto: Cortesía del autor.

The man who made the first Cuban software on health

Last week some news on the first Cuban software on health, which is freely distributed on Infomed’s website, hit the medical community in Cuba. The “brain” behind the National Medicines Glossary, available for Android, is a 38-year-old doctor, a gastroenterologist … Continued

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Giant African snail plague in Cuba

Last June 26, the Cuban health authorities were reported about the presence in the island of the giant African snail (Lissachatina fulica Bowdich 1822 (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Achatinidae)) by a farmer from Havana who observed rare snails in his plantations. A … Continued

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