tech / science

Netherlands

Up Close With Dr. Zee, The Godfather Of Legal Highs

Dr. Zee, as he's known, is an Amsterdam-based researcher who regularly invents new drugs. And...

France

When Algorithms Enter The Courtroom

PARIS — On the left-hand side of the blue screen, court decisions appear at the speed of light. Some words are highlighted. Simultaneously, on the right-hand side, a map of France takes shape. ...

Italy

In The Kitchen Of The Future, 3D Printers Prepare Your Food

CAGLIARI — Danilo Spiga isn’t your everyday chef. He is a trained engineer and all the dishes he cooks are crafted by 3D printers. None of the diners were sick after Spiga's meal at a ...

Switzerland

The Shady Business Of Experimental Stem Cell Treatments

GENEVA — At the Geneva University Hospitals, pneumologist Jean-Paul Janssens receives patients suffering from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). This rare disease is caused by the degeneration ...

Argentina

A Few Jobs AI Can Never Render Obsolete

Technology is transforming how goods and services are sold, and may soon kick millions of workers...

United States

Apple’s Next Game Changer: Augmented Reality

Apple CEO Tim Cook is betting on AR, which he sees as potentially as groundbreaking as the smartp...

Switzerland

Solar And Hydrogen Fuel State-Of-The-Art Electric Ship

LAUSANNE — A Swiss-based charity, Race For Water Foundation, wants to turn the PlanetSolar catamaran into a floating display of emerging hydrogen technologies. "That's unprecedented on a boat," ...

Brazil

Losing Hand, Uber Drivers In Brazil Play Waiting Game

A day in the life of an Uber driver in São Paulo.

Jordan

SESAME: A New Accelerator Of Science And Middle East Peace

Modeled on Swiss-based nuclear research center CERN after the 1994 Oslo accords, the idea of the ...

Brazil

Zuckerberg’s Megalomania, A Big Brother Of Good Intentions

The Facebook founder's recent self-important manifesto reads like comedy, until we see how it...

China

Antibiotics In China, Local Practice Turns Global Health Menace

Massive use of antibiotics in animal farming and for the treatment of common ailments is helping ...

Germany

Cyber Security — Is The Internet A Sitting Duck?

-Analysis- MUNICH — The recent attacks on the Internet would be great material for a movie. But it would be more a horror film than action flick — and it could be a low-budget production since ...

Belgium

Perils And Convenience Of A Microchip Implant In Your Hand

Big Brother, if and when he arrives, will start out looking small. Take that mundane office badge or key card you use to pass security before entering your office. Rather than having to carry ...

Germany

How Our "Education Genes" Decline While Collective IQ Rises

BERLIN — Is our intelligence determined by our genes? That’s the question driving genetic and psychological research ever since these scientific disciplines were born. But to this day, the ...

Switzerland

A Trump-Era Brain Drain? U.S.-Based Scientists Eye Switzerland

Foreign scientists working in the U.S. are seeking job prospects in Switzerland as they contempla...

France

Pushing The Limits Of Weather Forecasting

Climate change is giving meteorologists an added incentive to make accurate, ever more timely pre...

United States

Skip A Heartbeat, Why Medical Implants Can Be Easily Hacked

PARIS — Here’s some terrible news for millions of people around the world who need pacemakers, insulin pumps or electrodes that relieve chronic pain or symptoms of Parkinson's disease: These ...

United Kingdom

How Underwater Cables Power The Internet Across The Atlantic

Nearly all of the data sent between continents goes through fiber optic cables that reside at the...

Brazil

Uber, Didi And The Ride-Hailing World War

SAO PAULO — The hatchet has been dug up. No surprise there. The truce brought about in the ride-hailing war by Didi Chuxing's acquisition of Uber's Chinese operation in August was only ever going ...

Hong Kong

Why People In Hong Kong Live Really Long Lives

Hong Kongers really like soup. Is that the secret to their long leases on life?

France

With IFTTT, Your Whole Life Can Be Programmed Like A Computer

PARIS — The smartphone of Eudes, a web project manager, switches automatically from 3G to WiFi as soon as he’s near his office. It also downloads relevant newspaper articles just before he steps ...

Germany

Privacy Violated, When Your Life Is Exposed And You’re The Last To Know

Family pictures, porn, German armed forces' internal data – openly accessible on the in...