We all like to be surrounded by greenery at home. Plants fill our environment with aromas and colour, and improve its quality. They 're very grateful beings: the more you look after them, the better they’ll grow and the more colourful they’ll be. Besides, from time to time, many of them will give you gifts as flowers, fruits and vegetables. Creating an urban garden can be a good way to spend time with your family and teach young children about care, consistency and collaborative work. But it’s a lot more than that. It’s also a great responsibility.
A C G T. With these four letters you can write the book of life. All the instructions a cell needs to work, all we are and a lot of what we’ll be is a 6 trillion letter code, figuratively, A C G T.
The professor of the Physical and Sports Education Area of the UMH Alba Roldán proposes a game the whole family can play at home while keeping social distancing. With a simple exercise, you can start to empathize with people who have a visual disability. Would you be able to overcome the challenge?
Can you imagine you’re an astronaut on an important interplanetary mission? Sure you can. Let's say you've already put on your space suit and you're on the spaceship, at a breakneck speed, heading to a mysterious planet with a task in hand. NASA sends you to Mars to help its best robot collect soil samples. He’s alone and needs your help. To do so, you must discover how Curiosity, which is the name of your new technological partner, works and follow the steps to discover new important information to send back to Earth.
Can you paint music? What happens to our brain when we get a sugar binge? Why do we feel so excited about football or sad when we see a friend crying? Test your neurones with the UMH CSIC Neuroscience Institute's mini-talks.
‘I ask you to consider the question “can machines think?”’ This is how one of the most well-known scientific articles on Artificial Intelligence begins. This article proposes the Game of Imitation (now called ‘Turing Test’ in allusion to its creator, who devised it in 1950). Answering this question requires something as hard as defining what a ‘machine’ is and what ‘thinking’ is. To simplify this problem, Alan Mathison Turing proposed a game as an alternative.
The fact that some supermarket food carries the label ‘Mediterranean’ doesn’t mean that eating it transforms our diet into a Mediterranean diet. So how can we know what the Mediterranean diet is? In fact, it’s a lifestyle based on physical activity and a socially-enjoyed balanced diet.
The history of the Universe, from the Big Bang to the appearance of life, can also be told from an art perspective. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to create nebulae (the matter concentrations that give rise to the creation of stars) with a few materials and a lot of creative freedom. It’s a very simplified version of the techniques used by the neuroscientist of the Miguel Hernández University of Elche and artist Luis Miguel Gutiérrez, creator of the exhibition Marco and Microcosmos: A History of the Universe and Life Told Between Science and Art.