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Germany

A Quest For 'Personal Freedom' Is No Excuse To Ignore Science

When it comes to human health and the planet's well-being, certain activities are simply untenabl...

United States

Currency And All: The Facebook State Is A Menace To Democracy

Though seductive as pure financial innovation, Facebook's crypto currency project risks a concent...

Germany

Germany, Norway, California: How To Boost Electric Car Sales

A new study shows Germany must look for other ways to convince automobile buyers to switch to ele...

Argentina

Alt Energy In Argentina: Wind-Powered Homes Of Patagonia

Wind-powered homes are expected to generate power and kickstart development in a "dreamy" but iso...

France

How Five Countries Are Integrating Robots Into Daily Life

People in Asia already trust robots enough to let them take care of their loved ones and deliver the evening news. Meanwhile, a hitchhiking robot's world tour successfully passed through Germany, ...

France

It's Time For A Unique Digital ID For Every Person In The World

Blockchain may be the technical solution, as companies, international institutions and NGOs long ...

France

Work → In Progress: Toward A Tech-Powered, Human-Run Future

Machines replacing us humans: Depending on where you stand (and where you work!), this may sound like a dream or a nightmare. Societies have long been fascinated by the idea of handing over ...

France

Scootergeddon: Electric Scooters Invade World Cities

Love them or hate them, electric scooters are changing the very ways we think about mobility and ...

Germany

Limits Of Digital Literacy: Why Books Should Never Disappear

It is telling that parents in Silicon Valley, who would know, are restricting and even banning screen time for their children. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization has just released a new set ...

France

Meet Nemeïo, The World's First Universal Keyboard

Researchers in France have come up with a small but uber-adaptable prototype that could soon chan...

France

Praise The iLord, When Alms Go Digital

The Quimper-Léon diocese in Britanny just installed electronic terminals to collect donati...

Egypt

Egypt's Lukewarm Response To Climate Change

CAIRO — Two years after Egypt joined other nations as a signatory of the 2016 Paris Agreement, many questions remain over what the Egyptian government is planning to do in order to adapt to ...

France

Watch: OneShot — Energy Observer, A Journey Toward The Future

Monday marks the debut of the third stage of Energy Observer's revolutionary six-year journey toward a cleaner, hydrogen-fueled future. After four months of updating its equipment and ...

India

A Sober Look At The Latest HIV Treatments

The news that a patient in London was recently cured of HIV is remarkable. But the media buzz is ...

Germany

The Enduring Lessons And Legend Of Alexander Von Humboldt

Two and a half centuries after his birth, the famed German explorer and scientist is still rememb...

France

How AI Can Revolutionize Life For The Disabled

Digital assistants like Google Home are marketed to everyone. But for disabled people, in particu...

France

Why "Artificial Intelligence" Needs A Smarter Name

Part of our fear around AI comes from its misleading moniker. It's a momentous innovation, sure. ...

Argentina

Argentina Digs Into Data-Driven "Precision Agriculture"

AI, Big Data and blockchain are some of the expensive tools that are necessary for precision farm...

France

Exclusive: SpaceX Accuses Europe's Ariane Of Unfair Competition

Elon Musk's company has asked Washington to intervene about its top European competitor receiving...

Germany

Asleep At The Wheel? The Limits Of Self-Driving Cars

The era of driverless cars is dawning. But are we really ready to just let our vehicles take over?

Germany

Myth Debunked: Machines Create More Jobs Than They Destroy

MUNICH — Do machines replace humans? Since the beginning of industrialization 200 years ago, we earthlings have been plagued by this fear. From the early uprisings of the weavers to the 1970s ...

Italy

Italian Researchers Use Drones To Pinpoint Air Polluters

Researchers are sending remote-controlled aircraft into residential neighborhoods to figure out j...