Archeologists carried out a key study for trials against oppressors when they confirmed the location of a clandestine detention center. The works covered the survey of testimonies included in the lawsuit against ex-militaries, geoelectric and topographic studies and the archeological field and laboratory tasks.
In an interdisciplinary research, experts from the University and the Conicet look for natural “enemies” of the popular pampas grass. The plant is native of Argentina’s pampas and was taken to New Zealand, ten thousand kilometers away from here, with decorative purposes. It became a plague in the island, impossible of fight it with natural methods.
Every year, Mariano Sironi studies southern right whales, which arrive at Valdés Peninsula. His is an observation and patience job, which implies to look at the animals for hours in their natural environment. This detailed work has permitted him to understand the behavior and social development of young southern right whales and to observe phenomena, such as the increase of the deaths and a greater interval between calving.
Researchers from the UTN Santa Fe work in the production of panels based in a residue coming from cotton production and ginning. During the elaboration of the panels there is no production of health harmful emissions and besides, they are very cheap. The possibility of recycling the waste and producing alternative materials for building are the premises which encourage research.
A research made by scientists from the Conicet and the University says that climate change was not produced cyclically during thousands of years and that its main cause is solar radiation. According to the researchers’ hypothesis, global warming won’t be prevented by the human action and its highest peak will be reached in 600 years. Some traces were obtained in Bahía Blanca’s estuary. They will look for others in an expedition to Tierra del Fuego.
Teachers and students of the National University of Cuyo develop a technique to elaborate handmade ecologic paper with natural products of the area and investigate what are the most adequate methods to give it color and durability. The handmade system is based on a historical technique applied by Chinese people 2000 years ago. The participants of the initiative project to build a handmade paper plant with production and selling of all the materials.
Its origins can date back to Antique Rome and although currently it might be considered in fashion, nanoscience came to be established as research topic on its own merits. This is why to understand the properties, structure and behavior of soft materials at a nanoscale is the objective of a research group which analyzes its potential as moulds to produce hybrid structures with technological, therapeutic and diagnostic aims.
Desde 1991 el territorio argentino sufre el avance de la haematobia irritans o “mosca de los cuernos”, un insecto que se posa sobre los bovinos, se alimenta de su sangre y puede generar una pérdida de producción de hasta el 20%. Los especialistas descubrieron que la plaga deposita sus huevos en el estiércol, y otro insecto, llamado “escarabajo estercolero”, entierra estos desechos, llevando bajo tierra a los estadios juveniles de la mosca. Según los especialistas, estos beneficios que presenta el escarabajo hay que tenerlos en cuenta "a la hora de establecer una estrategia para repeler el insecto en pos de una mejor producción".
José Rolando Granada es investigador de la Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica y del CONICET, y profesor titular en el Instituto Balseiro. En una disertación realizada en la UNaF manifestó que el conocimiento científico constituye “un bien público, no privatizable o comerciable, y por tanto imposible de ser financiado por la vía del mercado”. En la charla también se explayó sobre las consecuencias del atraso tecnológico y en ese sentido calificó como "brutal" la brecha entre las sociedades .