China launched a "hack proof" satellite

Chinese officials say the world's first quantum satellite will enable them to have a hack proof communication system. 

Working toward practical quantum computers

Quantum computers are largely hypothetical devices that could perform some calculations much more rapidly than conventional computers can.

Argentine E-Business creates jobs

The Argentine e-business Mercado Libre announced that over the next five years it will invest some $100 million and create 5,000 “high quality” jobs

Instagram creates walkable route of Rio Street Art

To help showcase different parts of Rio de Janiero during the Olympic Games, Instagram has created Instawalk Rio, a walkable tour of the city's street art

Cyber crooks expected to take Gold at Brazil Olympics

Experts are warning about a potential uptick in cyber crime activity in connection with the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro as high-tech criminals gear up for the large crowds of wealthy tourists expected at the event.

3-D printed and customized prosthetics

There are approximately 60,000 people with some type of impairment or amputation of one of the lower limbs in Colombia. Most come from low-income environments or families.

Is Latin America ready for a future of remote work culture?

Remote work, telework, home office, virtual work or telecommuting: call it what you want, but the fact of the matter is this new work modality is already widespread …

5 tech projects to protect sharks

The projects help scientists to learn more about and find ways to protect these feared species. 

Solar Impulse 2 has completed its journey

The solar powered airplane has arrived in Abu Dhabi after a round the world trip.

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.

3D printed turtle eggs to catch poachers

Conservationists plan to deploy the eggs this fall in Central America when the arribada or mass nesting occurs. 

Smart pillow, sweet dreams! / Almohada inteligente: ¡Dulces sueños!

There is a new invention in the market – the Smart Pillow! This device tracks your sleep and at the same time improves it. The name of the “Smart Pillow” is Chrona. The pillow is thin, soft and sits on top of your normal pillow. The pillow also wirelessly syncs with your Smartphone with the use of an application.

Hay un nuevo invento en el mercado: ¡la Almohada Inteligente! Este dispositivo monitorea su sueño e, al mismo tiempo, lo mejora. El nombre de la almohada inteligente es Chrona. La almohada es delgada, suave y puede ubicarse encima de su almohada normal. La almohada también se sincroniza de forma remota con su Teléfono Inteligente, por medio de una aplicación.

Message alert! There’s an earthquake coming / ¡Mensaje de alerta! Habrá un terremoto

Technology, especially the Smartphone, is changing the way we operate in the world. Now our little handheld devices may be about to monitor the physical movements of that very world: in the near future they could help predict imminent earthquakes by using GPS (Global Positioning System) technology.

La tecnología, en especial los teléfonos inteligentes, están cambiando la forma en que opera el mundo. Ahora, nuestros pequeños dispositivos móviles pueden estar cerca de monitorear los movimientos físicos del mundo: en un futuro cercano podrán ayudar a predecir terremotos inminentes usando la tecnología GPS (Sistema de Posicionamiento Global).


During the Industrial Revolution, many jobs performed by humans started to be performed by machines. At the time, machines to sew clothing were considered an amazing technological advance. Now, some people think the same thing will happen with our pets; that robots will replace our living and breathing pets.  

Hydrogen on the highway

Honey, I'm off to fill up the car at the gas station; the hydrogen gas station that is. 'You what?!' Well, as strange as that may sound now, it could become the norm in the not-too-distant future. That's because scientists in the United States of America are developing a new, efficient way of producing hydrogen, using discarded corn biomass.

Let's go with Exo

For people who cannot walk under their own power, exoskeletons offer what could be the next-best thing. Exoskeletons are essentially “wearable robots.” They permit their users to stand, move their legs and walk. 

Rise of the machines

OK, most of us know by now, or at least we should know, that lax use of technology coupled with the internet can leave our very personal information open to the world. Yet, with never-ending technological advances, even the most cautious among us may be exposed to hackers. You could put it all down to the rise of the algorithm; the 'brain code' for computers.

Supersonic travel: ready for take off again?

"It's a bird's a plane's Super-plane!" Like our fictitious superhero, Superman, we mere mortals may soon be able to fly at the speed of sound. That's because the US space agency NASA is currently funding research into cheaper and greener supersonic travel.

Tip-top technology changing our world for the better

High-tech materials, or materials produced with the most advanced and cutting-edge technology, have the potential to significantly alter a wide variety of industries, including the medical profession and the oil and gas industry. Because of the wide array of uses, many universities and governments are investing in the research of new materials.

Hacking down the hackers

In security, hackers are winning the battle being waged in cyber space. To combat these threats artificial intelligence and machine learning are playing a larger role in cyber security.

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