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.

Braille screen For tablets

Researchers at the University of Michigan have come up with the blueprints for a Braille tablet device that would let users read straight off their screens with the help of microfluidic bubbles that shift into different letters as the user scrolls up or down.

Solar is shaking up the job market

Solar is providing more jobs in the United States than the oil rigs and gas fields combined. The industry's added 35,...

Will augmented reality change your job?

The technology promises to transform how we work, and it’s already having an impact in professions ranging from dentistry to aviation.

Cyborg roses wired with self-growing circuits

Scientists have created a kind of cyborg flower: living roses with tiny electronic circuits threaded through their vascular systems. The miniscule electronic polymers are inserted into the plant, then almost magically self-assemble thanks to the rose's internal structure.

The Orwellian truth behind your phone's default settings

Nothing says "Big Brother is watching" like the preinstalled apps on your devices, the default settings on them hold power over us. They will decide the fate of our privacy

Education is not an adequate defense against the rise of the robots

The conventional wisdom has long been that the solution to technology-driven job losses is invariably more education and vocational training. But it is often much easier to automate the information-based jobs held by white-collar workers than lower wage positions that require physical manipulation.

Solar Roadways: efficient, cost-effective, scalable

One year ago, the Netherlands constructed a bike path made of photovoltaic cells, connecting Amsterdam and its suburbs. That was the goal with Tesla ... to try to serve as a catalyst to accelerate the day, the day of electric vehicles.

Who is closest to flying: Facebook, Google, or Amazon?

The three Internet giants have identified the next impossible dream: providing drone delivery and Internet access by drones and balloons.

Quantum communications get faster and cheaper

Researchers have discovered a cheap and easily produced material that can emit quantum light at room temperature.

App mania!

The number of smart phones is growing quickly, and with them the market for apps is also multiplying. There are now over 1,000,000 apps available. Here are the top 5 apps in games and apps, as measured by number of downloads.

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