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Big Idea: Technology Grows Exponentially

The doubling of computer processing speed every 18 months, known as Moore's Law, is just one manifestation of the greater trend that all technological change occurs at an exponential rate.

Amazon biodiversity could fuel the fourth industrial revolution

A team of scientists says we could use available technologies to learn and imitate the region's natural forms, processes and ecosystems, known as biomimicry.

Supercomputers Are Now Running off of Solar Power

These new sustainable power supply systems are helping us to develop technologies that are more reliable and efficient than ever.

Microsoft inaugurates tech security center in Brazil

Technology giant Microsoft inaugurated a computer security center in Brazil, the task of which will be to monitor the online activities of cyberpirates and guarantee greater protection for its customers.

The Age of Vertical Farming Is Officially Upon Us

Vertical farming is turning out to be nearly 10 times more efficient than traditional agriculture. The development is being described as an agricultural evolution as opposed to a revolution.

5 Reasons the PC is not dead

Some people say that the desktop PC is dead. They see large sales of smartphones, tablets and laptops (also called notebooks). Simultaneously, desktop PC sales are down. However, the desktop PC still has several advantages:

In the market for a laptop?

A laptop is the best tool for doing serious work or play at home and on the road. It is more versatile than a desktop PC. Tablets and smartphones are also very popular. However, most people realize that everything from typing a research paper to watching a video to gaming works better on a laptop. If you want a laptop which one should you get? 

Nanotechnology in Quechua

As a side project to the scientific collaboration between Mexican and Peruvian researchers, the book Riqsiyku about nanotechnology was released. A text written in Spanish and Quechua, aimed for primary school children.

Peru’s first earth observation satellite launched into orbit

Peru’s first Earth observation satellite has been launched into orbit. PeruSAT-1 is the region’s most powerful submetric observation satellite in its category,

Chips that use the same biological principles as the brain

Ex-NASA Chief Dan Goldin has revealed his company KnuEdge, which develops neural chips that follow the principles of the human brain and produces voice recognition and authentication technology.

The hype-and hope-of Artificial Intelligence

Much like “the cloud,” “big data,” and “machine learning” before it, the term “artificial intelligence” has been hijacked by marketers and advertising copywriters.

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.

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