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CCTVal represents the USM at EXPLORA´s Science and Technology Fair

Organized by the EXPLORA program, the Science and Technology fair was held at Plaza de la Constitución with the participation of 26 projects from various Chilean research centers and universities.

Organized by the EXPLORA program, the Science and Technology fair was held at Plaza de la Constitución with the participation of 26 projects from various Chilean research centers and universities.

11 111 211With the presence of the Santiago Mayor, Carolina Tohá; the Regional Ministerial Secretary of Education, Felipe Melo; CONICYT executive director (TP), Maria Elena Boisier; and CONICYT´s Explora Program director, Marianela Velasco, the XX National Week of Science and Technology of CONICYT´s Explora Program was inaugurated with the slogan “In your day there is a world to explore”.

The XX National Week of Science and Technology was inaugurated within the framework of CONICYT´s Technology fair, one of the many activities contemplated for this event which each year convenes more than five hundred thousand children, youths and adults from all over Chile with activities of assessment and outreach.

In 26 stands set up in Plaza de la Constitucion, achievements in technological projects from various universities and research centers from the country were presented.

Within these 26 projects, Federico Santa Maria Technical University participated with the exhibition of the Radon Detector, presented by USM´s Scientific and Technological Center of Valparaiso (CCTVal). Claudio Dib, academic from the University´s Physics Department explained that they took to the fair this invention that when it detects radon gas, it generates a light pulse “Radon is a noble radioactive gas produced and trapped within all the rocks containing uranium. When the rocks fracture, a bit of that radon is released, reason for which there are studies currently  under way seeking to find a co-relation between seismic activity and the quantity of measurable radon”, the academic emphasized.

In addition, the center exhibited a cosmic ray telescope created for schools, a simple 2 detector device that can record when a cosmic ray goes through it. Furthermore, the incline can be modified and it could measure the cosmic rays flux in different schools throughout Chile. In Europe there are school networks doing this kind of study and as a matter of fact, the data collected is of scientific value.

 

 

Escrito por USM Noticias 13 · Oct · 2014

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