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Porto welcomes more than 500 worldwide computer experts

The “World Congress on Formal Methods” is an event that gathers the worldwide computer experts and takes place every 10 years. Portugal was the country chosen to receive the third edition of this congress. Porto is the city that will host, for five days, over 500 experts from 40 different nationalities.

Date 01st October 2019

Pick: the app that will revolutionise the transport mobility is Portuguese

A digital platform for multiple transport payments called Pick is available. This system, created by the Portuguese startup Ubirider, and available on the Apple Store and Google Play, allows users to plan trips, to pay for the tickets and to travel anywhere, using the best combination of means of transport. From 27 September, it will be possible to buy tickets through the app for the new Scotturb's express buses that make daily connections between Cascais, Sintra and Porto.

Date 18th September 2019

Researchers develop laser technology that identifies minerals in real time

A group of researchers from Porto developed a laser technology based on artificial intelligence that allows to identify and quantify minerals in real time. The developed system is capable of self-learning, that is, the technology will progressively learn the new behaviour to be acquired by means of new data.

Date 30th July 2019

Technology helps to avoid environmental disasters due to leakage of fuel

A technology developed in Porto will enable the remote and continuous monitoring of submerged hoses, thus allowing preventive maintenance and leakage detection while avoiding potential environmental disasters. Two patent applications were already submitted.

Date 24th July 2019

Internships of Ciência Viva in Laboratories: “Creating Future” for 23 years

The launch of the scientific internship programme for secondary school students will take place on 16 July at 10:30 a.m. at INESC TEC - the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science, in Porto, and will be attended by the Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor, the President of Ciência Viva, Rosalia Vargas, and the Chairman of INESC TEC's Board, José Manuel Mendonça.

Date 12th July 2019

Mobile application that simulates the Assembly of the Republic was rewarded

meuparlamento.pt is the name of the mobile application that simulates the plenary of the Assembly of the Republic, allowing citizens to know and vote in the legislative proposals presented in the Portuguese Parliament since 2011.

Date 08th July 2019

Artificial intelligence gathers more than 50 specialists from 20 countries in Porto

From 4 to 12 July, artificial intelligence will gather more than 50 researchers from 24 different nationalities in the city of Porto. “VISUM Summer School”, an organisation of the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC), will be held at the premises of the Portucalense Infante D. Henrique University (UPT), in Porto, and will be around the theme of computer vision and artificial intelligence.

Date 03rd July 2019

Technologies for the health, sea, industry, energy and media areas will be presented in Porto

Eight technologies, with applications in health, sea, industry, energy and media areas will be presented tomorrow, 28 June at 4:20 p.m. at the Campus of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP). The projects, which were developed through a funding of over EUR 12 million from the Norte 2020 programme, are now coming to an end with a public presentation of results.

Date 27th June 2019

Technologies to monitor the risks to which professionals are exposed to in extreme environments already exist

A group of researchers in Portugal and USA developed a set of technologies that, among other applications, allow to monitor the vital signs and the environmental variables that professionals such as firefighters, police officers or paramedics are exposed to. For what purpose? To obtain fatigue indices, dangerous levels of exposure to heat, stress, harmful gases, among others, which can be used to protect these professionals, and thus increasing the security of the operations of these teams and improving their management on the ground in the event of natural disasters, for example.

Date 25th June 2019

Apps that consume less battery in the smartphones

The longevity of batteries in mobile devices is a problem for the majority of users. The interaction of users with these devices is often jeopardised by the constant concern that the battery might run out. However, this problem may cease to exist. The first catalogue of Energy Patterns, which was created in Portugal, focuses on the energy efficiency of the mobile applications and aims at improving the power consumption in computing systems.

Date 18th June 2019

Drone Fleets in the control of natural disasters - EU and South Korea invest EUR 8.3 million

The European Union (EU) and South Korea awarded EUR 8.3 million to the ResponDrone project in order to develop an emergency management solution based on a fleet of drones. The goal is that the response to natural disasters will be faster, more effective and efficient. There is a Portuguese institution collaborating on this project – the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC), which is responsible for the wireless communications supported by drones.

Date 12th June 2019

New autonomous technology allows to monitor aquatic microorganisms

There is a new autonomous technology that allows to monitor, collect and preserve the genetic material of the aquatic microorganisms almost immediately. The goal is to use these biological samples in comprehensive studies on the diversity and composition of the planktonic communities through the use of new technologies for the analysis of their genetic material. The Portuguese researchers responsible for the development of this autonomous biosampler have recently published these developments on the scientific journal PLOS ONE.

Date 06th June 2019

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