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The ‘plastic’ bags that dissolve in water

These are biodegradable, compostable and recyclable bags made from cassava root and natural resins. 

Space technology can make the world better

Simonetta Di Pippo, Director of UN’s Office for Outer Space Affairs says they can contribute to the push for sustainable development. 

Chile will have a Science & Technology Ministry

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said on Monday that she would introduce a bill in Congress next week creating a Science and Technology Ministry, fulfilling one of her campaign promises.

How to protect yourself from Hakers

With just your phone number and a little bit of what’s called “social engineering” in which a hacker doesn’t necessarily need technical knowledge but just to convince a customer service rep that they are you, a maliciously intentioned person can break into all the above accounts and more.

Wireless biodiversity monitoring in the Amazon

Scientists from Australia, Brazil and Spain will use a wireless sensor network to monitor wildlife in the Amazon. 

Why mobile payment technology is leap-frogging in Latin America

The world of mobile payments is one of the hottest segments of the financial technology industry. Mobile payment technology in Latin America has an immense market need and a millennial-rich population of early adopters

How can technology help us solve human rights challenges?

XPrize Foundation encourages the development of technology to change the world.

High hopes in Chile and Mexico as Canada contributes $14 million in clean technology

As Climate change is a global problem that requires a global solution, Canada is committed to reducing climate-harming pollutants at home and around the world.

8 Tips to craft the perfect Tinder profile, based on scientific research

This could determine whether you get a right or left swipe.

Cuba signs deal for faster internet access to Google content

Cuba's state-run telecommunications company Etecsa has signed a deal with Google that will enable faster access to content from the American company.

Fog Catching is a Latin American innovation

With the largest functioning fog collection project opened in Morocco we wanted to show you its origins.

The 10 best video games of 2016

From the fiendish classic that tests your sausage-cooking skills to the summer of Jigglypuffs and a return to first world war battlefields, here are 2016’s best video games

Mexico Struggling with Widespread Cyber Theft of Personal Data

Mexico has become a haven for the black market of stolen personal data of all kinds, reported Crónica. And the potential profits are considerable.

Education and technology together for better results

Radical changes are needed in the Colombian educational system

Computers, gardens revolutionizing rural schools in Peru’s andean region

In one of Peru’s most rural, isolated and impoverished areas computers with Internet access and organic gardens are revolutionizing education

10 best video calling apps for Android

Video calling has officially become mainstream. Many of today’s chat apps, including Apple’s eponymous Facetime,

5 easiest ways to protect yourself online by Snowden

The sharing of information should be a conversation — not an enigma buried somewhere in the Terms of Service of a site.

Microsoft Unites with Elon Musk on Breakthrough AI Project

Through this partnership, Microsoft and OpenAI will advance their mutual goal to democratize AI, so everyone can benefit from the technology.

The paper of the future

Researchers have developed a rewritable paper-like surface that can be printed and erased 40 times without a loss in resolution. 

Uruguayan studies using virtual reality to treat brain damage

Uruguayan electronics technician Sergio Olivieri has developed a system that uses virtual reality, or VR, to help rehabilitate people with brain damage

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