Universitat Politècnica de València

Polytechnic University of Valencia

Camino de Vera s/n 46022 València (España)

Alzheimer's, big data, climate change, cancer, climate, quantum computing, pollution, covid-19, gene editing, education, energy, cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, rare diseases, ageing, STDs, mathematics, nanoscience, neuroscience, new materials, chemistry, robotics, supercomputing, transgenics
Luis Zurano Conches
UCC+i journalist - Communication Area

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Full Professor at the Universitat Politècnica de València, where he carries out his teaching and research activity related to propulsive systems in means of transport.

Researcher at the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology of Plants (UPV-CSIC)

Senior Scientist in Social Sciences at INGENIO (CSIC-UPV)

Professor at the Universitat Politècnica de València, Dean of the Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros de Montes and President of PEFC-International.

Professor and researcher at the Valencian University Institute for Research in Artificial Intelligence at the Universitat Politècnica de València.

Lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering and researcher at the Institute of Energy Engineering of the Universitat Politècnica de València.

Deputy Director of the Higher Technical School of Agricultural Engineering

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The European Commission will renew the authorisation of the pesticide glyphosate in the European Union for 10 years, subject to "new restrictions and conditions". Following EU procedure, the announcement was made after member states failed to reach the majority required to renew or refuse approval.


The fire that originated on August 15 between the Tenerife municipalities of Arafo and Candelaria, in the northeast of the island, is advancing on several fronts and has affected more than 13,000 hectares, although the firefighting services have stabilized it in some points. The people evacuated in the last days have been thousands. As confirmed by the president of the Canary Islands, Fernando Clavijo, the fire has been caused.


Nature's ban on publishing papers written by ChatGPT has brought several debates to the table: is it ethical to use it to produce science texts, and if so, should it sign them? Just as we don't make the Word proofreader a co-author of our articles, let's not make fools of ourselves by giving these new tools the status of co-authors as if they had an entity of their own.


A return to coal in Spain is not feasible in the short term, as many of the old thermal power plants have been dismantled. In the long term, the future of electricity production lies in renewable technologies, not only because of their environmental implications, but also because of energy independence with respect to third countries. In the short term, it is essential to continue using conventional technologies.


How to tackle the remaining forest fires? The author proposes that long-term policy measures are needed that go beyond reactive firefighting, which can aggravate the problem.


A study published in PNAS sets out a worst-case scenario for current climate change, explains the likelihood of its occurrence and analyses the devastating consequences it would have. It also includes a research agenda to address it.


We are finding fires that exceed the maximum extinguishing capacity of the resources that are being asked to control them by 4 or 5 times, which is nonsense, as well as recklessness. We should ask ourselves about our territorial, social and economic model for dealing with this situation so that we do not leave the fire-fighting services with this intractable and unsolvable problem.

electric car

Last week, the European Parliament approved a ban on the sale of vehicles with emissions of more than 0 grams of CO2 per kilometre from 2035 in Europe. In addition, they also voted against an amendment that would allow car manufacturers to buy credits for so-called synthetic fuels. Is this the right measure to accelerate the decarbonisation of the transport sector?