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The programme “Ambassadors for Science” aims to bring closer distant fields such as science and diplomacy by a shared experience of scientists and diplomats. The first session opened a debate focused on the necessity of more science outreach and the development of scientific advice for better policy-making process.

On May 11th, FECYT participated in the Third EURAXESS Links Conference “Connecting researchers worldwide”. The aim of the conference was to strengthen scientific relations between Europe and Latin American countries.

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The ALBA synchrotron, one of the most important scientific infrastructures in the Mediterranean, celebrated last March its birthday. This complex with 270 meters perimeter and located near to Barcelona, ​​allows since 2011 to study the atomic structure and properties of matter thanks to its special ability to accelerate electrons almost up to the speed of light.

How much has the development of new materials influenced the history of humankind? What is the process of materials manufacturing? What advantages and disadvantages have the use of nuclear energy? The Industrial Engineer Miguel García López-Astilleros from Nuclear AMRC of the University of Sheffield visited students from the Spanish School Vicente Cañada Blanch in London in the sixth edition of “Science in the Classroom” to solve these and other questions.

Does the sea hide the future of “green fuel”? Why are microalgae so important to counteract the climatic change? These and other questions were addressed during the fifth session of “Science in the Classroom” on 14th April 2016.

FECYT, in collaboration with the Spanish Researchers in Japan Society (ACE-Japón) and with the Embassy of Spain in Tokyo are issuing a practical guide with relevant information for Spanish researchers that are planning to do work in Japan as researchers.