18.- Mexico short film wins NASA competition [ 2017-11-15 - 18:59:08 ] Mexico (Notimex) -- The short film "Apizaco," by Alex Moreno, won the 2017 CineSpace competition at the NASA and Houston Cinema Arts Festival, the Mexican Space Agency said.
The film competed against 650 films from around the world.
Apizaco tells the story of three students from the central eastern state of Tlaxcala and their professor as they compete...
17.- Siemens promotes use of electric buses in Mexico [ 2017-11-14 - 07:38:00 ] Mexico (Notimex) – German multinational Siemens will promote the use of electric cars in Mexico as an essential means of urban transport and an option to cut down pollution.
The company has designed the “Complete Mobility” concept which it seeks to launch in Mexico.
Compared to gasoline or diesel buses, fuel consumption is 25 percent lower in...
16.- Mexican student wins NASA award for Jupiter project [ 2017-11-08 - 16:37:29 ] Mexico (Notimex) -- Mexican student Jonathan Sánchez won a trophy from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA, for his project that aims to estimate the probability of life on Jupiter.
Sánchez won second place in the 17th Air and Space International Program 2017 at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.
His project includes a proposal...
15.- Student develops biofertilizer for arid areas [ 2017-10-25 - 17:04:20 ] (Notimex) -- Miguel Angel Villalobos, a student at the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), has developed a biofertilizer for arid soils that can improve crop growth by up to 70 percent.


The new biofertilizer can be used to boost production in Mexican fields, as more than 70 percent of the arable land in the country is arid and semi-arid.


For...

14.- Mexico is chair of World Space Week [ 2017-10-05 - 19:54:16 ] Mexico (Notimex) -- Mexico is the chair of the 2017 World Space Week, which takes place from October 4 to 10.


The event was inaugurated by the Mexican Space Agency.


The science community is committed to doubling efforts in spreading and boosting the benefits of technology, said the Agency's chief Javier Mendieta.


"The World...

13.- Mexican scientist creates software to find victims in disaster zones [ 2017-09-27 - 09:15:30 ] Mexico (Notimex) -- Mexican scientist Israel Reyes has created a software designed to help find people in disaster zones.


The software was created in 2013 in New Zealand, and has earned Reyes a nomination for the National Science Award 2017.


The software allows rescuers know the number of people trapped under collapsed buildings...

12.- Mexican engineer receives UK award [ 2017-08-30 - 12:23:35 ] Mexico (Conacyt) -- Mexican engineer Dafne Gaviria received the Amelia Earhart Fellowship, by Zonta International, for her work in improving the performance of new generation aeroplane engines.


Gaviria is currently working on her Doctorate degree in gas turbines and transmission systems at Nottingham University, UK.


As part of her...

11.- Mexico readies first nanosatellite: AztechSAT1 [ 2017-07-03 - 15:55:31 ]  


 A group of Mexican students is working on the design and construction of a nanosatellite, which could be put into orbit by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Mexican Space Agency (AEM, for its acronym in Spanish).


 


The Aerospace Engineering students and professors working on...

10.- Mexico City boosts science projects [ 2017-06-16 - 17:10:23 ] Mexico (Notimex) -- Mexico City's Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation will provide financial support for 24 projects in health, education, environment, public transport and mobility.


The projects include a program to prevent and control HPV in high-risk groups; a forecasting system for the Popocatéptl volcano and a system...

9.- Sinaloa prepares Mexico's first biorefinery [ 2017-05-16 - 12:44:22 ] Culiacán, Sinaloa (Conacyt-Notimex) -- Mexico's first biorefinery will be installed in the northern state of Sinaloa.


The project is led and was founded by Ignacio Contreras, a researcher at the Biological and Chemical Sciences Faculty at the Sinaloa Autonomous University.


The refinery will produce biofuels and its derivatives,...