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IFISC and the CSIC Representation in the Balearic Islands present a podcast for the European Researchers' Night 2020

Nov. 23, 2020
IFISC (UIB-CSIC) and the Institutional Representation of CSIC in the Balearic Islands join forces and create "Voces, CSIC Illes Balears", a monthly podcast for the dissemination of science. Through interviews with scientists working at CSIC's centres in the Balearic ...

An algorithm to help relieve pressure on the hospital network during the pandemic

Oct. 22, 2020
New research suggests an algorithm could be used to help optimise the sharing of healthcare resources during the Covid-19 pandemic, preventing NHS intensive care units (ICU) from becoming overwhelmed. The study proposes a load-balancing method to transfer critical ICU patients ...

The memory coding system is more versatile than previously thought

Aug. 10, 2020
A multidisciplinary team of researchers from the Institute of Neurosciences of Alicante, a joint centre of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the University Miguel Hernández, the Institute of Cross-disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems, of the CSIC and the ...

Robustness to extinction and plasticity derived from bipartite mutualist networks in ecology

July 7, 2020
Ecosystems are a paradigmatic example of a complex system: a large number of species, both animal and plant, which interact in a variety of ways. These interactions can be positive like mutualism, negative like predation or neutral like neutralism, and ...

New method based on geolocated data from Twitter detects refugee flows worldwide

April 22, 2020
A team led by researchers of IFISC (CSIC-UIB) has developed a new method to detect refugee flows worldwide. The work, based on geolocated data from the social network Twitter and carried out in collaboration with UNICEF, has allowed researchers to ...

Mobile data to study containment effectiveness on Covid19 dispersion. Data updated May 27

April 14, 2020
IFISC (UIB-CSIC) coordinates, together with the Centre for Advanced Studies in Blanes (CEAB-CSIC), a research project that uses computer and data science techniques to check how the containment measures that have been taken to stop the spread of Covid19 are ...

How confinement measures have affected mobility in the Balearic Islands

April 14, 2020
The Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems (IFISC, UIB-CSIC), coordinated by researcher Dr. José Ramasco, has prepared a series of reports analyzing the changes in mobility in the Balearic Islands due to exceptional containment measures against the expansion of ...

Why it is difficult to control epidemic outbreaks in a world that moves so much

March 31, 2020
In the last 20 years our way of moving has changed radically, we are used to stepping on an airport several times a year, either for work or to go on holiday. According to IATA data, in less than 15 ...

The importance of the incubation period in cholera and Ebola outbreaks in Sierra Leone

March 10, 2020
Studying how diseases spread in time and space when an outbreak occurs is key to designing a rapid and effective response. Recent epidemics such as the Zika or Ebola outbreaks only serve as a reminder of the need to improve ...

Navegando por la complejidad del siglo XXI: Enredados en la Complejidad

Feb. 19, 2020
Publicizing the world of complex systems and interdisciplinary science through outreach activities has been one of the main objectives of IFISC (UIB-CSIC) from its inception to the present day. With this goal in mind, the series of talks "Navegando por ...

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