tech / science

France

No One At The Helm, Anchors Up On Self-Sailing Boats

Boats will soon be capable of sailing without captains on board. The first tests will take place...

Germany

Renewable Revolution, How Wind Energy Took Root In Germany

Eco-friendly national legislation and hard work on the local level has made it possible for wind ...

France

Artificial Intelligence, The New Chess Piece Of Geopolitics

China, Russia and the U.S. see potential and risks. And for now, there's still no form of gov...

United States

Quantum Computers, Is Google Set To Cross A New Threshold?

Any day now, Google is expected to achieve quantum supremacy—the use of a quantum computer to solve a problem that even the most advanced supercomputer can’t unravel. That milestone, which Google ...

Chile

R&D And Innovation, A Patent Failure In Latin America

In spite of dynamic consumer figures, Latin America lags when it comes to investment in research ...

France

Women And Robots, More Than Just A Pretty Face

The sex robot market is expanding, but women must play a core role in the development of all arti...

United States

An IKEA Acquisition Shows Limits Of The Sharing Economy

SAN FRANCISCO — I can't help but feel disappointed that TaskRabbit, the San Francisco-based startup and "sharing economy" pioneer, has agreed to become a unit of Ikea. Although the company has ...

France

Make No Mistake, Cyber War Is A Real And Present Threat

-Analysis- PARIS — Imagine if a foreign entity neutralized the public health system in the Paris region. Or if it went on to attack the electric grid, interfering with the meteorological ...

United States

A Cold Reality Check On Harvey — And The Next Time

From zoning laws and insurance polices to the realities of climate change, there are ways to prev...

France

Computers Claiming Copyright And Other Puzzles Of Our AI Era

-Analysis- Do GIFs have a place in serious publications? Where the hell is my giraffe emoji? Do androids dream of electric sheep? The digital world is presenting us with questions we never ...

Greenland

Top Of The World, One Family's Adventures To The North Pole

Now on their third "Under the Pole" expedition, French explorers Emmanuelle Périé-B...

Luxembourg

Universal Stakes, Who Owns The Rights For Space Exploitation

Tiny Luxembourg is taking a leading role in devising the laws necessary to regulate the business ...

India

Collection Of DNA Spells Doom In India

-Analysis- In 2007, the department of biotechnology in India began drafting a controversial legislative bill to collect and store the DNA information of Indian citizens in a national databank ...

Colombia

The Good Wall, An Ingenious Conservation Idea From A Bogota Garage

A Bogotá family invented a system to drain rainwater from any rooftop and store it in an "...

United States

Mixed Feelings From The Masses Awaiting Tesla's New Model 3

PALO ALTO — While his high-school classmates were blowing their money on Chipotle burritos and concert tickets, Truman Hale was saving up for a Tesla. In March of last year, after years of penny ...

Argentina

The False Promise Of Resurrection Biology

Scientists have the technology to bring extinct species back to life, give or take a few missing ...

France

How Forgetting Allows You To Remember — And Be A Better Thinker

Our ability to forget helps us to learn, make decisions ... and remember a face. This seeming par...

Argentina

High And Dry: Architecture In the Age Of Climate Change

Designers are starting to take global warming into account when planning buildings, particularly ...

Italy

How Big Data Is Revolutionizing The Soccer Transfer Market

GENEVA — A high stack of papers dominates the desk of this president of a Swiss soccer club. "These are resumes from players. We get 50 of them every week, together with video cassettes of their ...

Sweden

From China To Sweden, Volvo's Electric Car Challenge To Tesla

Finally some serious competition for Tesla. Just days after Elon Musk said his American multi-billion dollar electric automobile startup would start producing its Model 3, the brand's first ...

Kenya

IT Ecosystems In Africa

SPONSORED CONTENT The IT ecosystem in Africa is thriving. Microsoft alone now has offices in more than 14 African countries, and has announced that it will open its first data centers on the ...

Antarctica

The Antarctic, One Last Chance To "Do Right" By Mother Nature

The Antarctic, one of the last, unspoiled parts of the natural world, will, like the Amazon, face...