Nanotechnology to create a super-fast ‘Biological Computer’

Researchers found a new "supercomputer" using nanotechnology. These biocomputers can solve mathematical problems faster, and they are more energy efficient.

Solar Impulse II's solar technology should be applied in cities

Swiss Andre Borschberg, one of the two pilots of the Solar Impulse II, a solar-powered plane that is making a trip around the world, said that the technology applied in the aircraft should be used in cities.

You can become a cyborg

Technology has been influencing human sensory perception since we prioritized visual communication over hearing, and information over everything.

Chinese supercomputer is the world's fastest

China now has more of the world's fastest supercomputers than the US and without using US chips

Beyond Asimov: how to plan for ethical robots

As robots become integrated into society more widely, we need to be sure they’ll behave well among us.

Google combines two main quantum computing ideas in one computer

The appeal of this approach lies in the combination of simplicity and generality; in principle, any problem can be encoded. In practice, applications are restricted by limited connectivity, available interactions and noise.

Rio Olympics set to be most connected games in history

Claro, Net and Embratel join forces to ensure Rio is ready for internet demands expected to be four times greater than London Olympics.

Mathematics improve distribution of perishable products

Altering distribution networks will diminish transportation, storage costs and loss of food, ensuring products will reach consumers in less time and have greater shelf life.

Sextorsion: an understudied crime

Despite it is surprisingly common there is not official data nor specific penalties for sextorsion. 

New app offers custom guide for visiting Rio during Olympics

British journalists, Doug Gray and Luke Norman, created Rio Companion app, a travel guide that curates the best of the city.

Social Media to help combat crime in Rio

The military police in Rio de Janeiro embrace Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter.

Japan to finance $5 Million physics lab in Bolivia

Japan will finance the construction of a $5 million laboratory in Bolivia for the study of cosmic rays, Japanese Nobel laureate Takaaki Kajita said on Monday.

Biga, an electric scooter, a mobility alternative

This new personal vehicle made of guadua bamboo reaches a maximum speed of 35 kms/hr. and complies with 95 Bogotá regulations on cycling routes and cycling lanes.

Why does our privacy really matter?

Philosophy professor Michael Lynch says that privacy violations erode individuals' rights to autonomously make their own decisions and exercise individual power.

The Andromeda Galaxy seen from Colombia

US space agency NASA on Tuesday highlighted this photo of the Andromeda galaxy taken from Colombia by photographer Hugo Armando Rua.

Latam techies present online innovations at eMerge

Digital ways to deal with wedding presents, find doctors and do business in Latin America are some of the hi-tech ideas of the region’s entrepreneurs attending the eMerge Americas conference in Miami Beach

Get ready for the 4th industrial revolution

First came steam and water power; then electricity and assembly lines; then computerization… So what comes next?

Integrating technology and literacy

How do you work technology into the pedagogy, instead of just using something cool?

Cybersecurity: Latin America and the Caribbean's soft spot

Cybersecurity in Latam and the Caribbean cost an equivalent to $90 billion per year. Countries lack cybersecurity strategies, 2 out of 3 don't even have a command center and prosecutors lack legal capacity to pursue this kind of actions.

Drones to speed-up arrival and processing of traffic accidents

In Colombia Universidad Naciunal is working on a system using high resolution imagery (720 pixels) captured by drones would diminish arrival and processing times in street accidents by up to 30 minutes.

Drones to speed-up arrival and processing of traffic accidents

In Colombia Universidad Nacional is working on a system using high resolution imagery (720 pixels) captured by drones would diminish arrival and processing times in street accidents by up to 30 minutes.

A new quantum approach to big data

From gene mapping to space exploration, humanity continues to generate ever-larger sets of data—far more information than people can actually process, manage, or understand.

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