tech / science

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 ...

Switzerland

Color That Pigeon! Parakeets Invade European Cities

Wild parakeet populations are expanding in many European cities, where they enjoy the relative wa...

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.

United States

Real-Life Dangers Of Our Digital Distraction Age

-Analysis- PARIS — How could something like this happen? Some of us have spent the past week trying to find out the facts (and comprehend the enormity) of Sunday night’s Academy Awards ...

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 ...

France

Sting Operation, In Search Of The Perfect Bee

PARIS — Researchers are on the hunt for the perfect bee. Today, pesticides, mites, viruses and other parasites decimate tens of millions of colonies of pollinators on the planet. Researchers ...

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...

South Korea

Make Room For Robots In South Korean Middle Schools

For more than a decade, South Korea has been a pioneer in the use of robots to aid teaching. Now,...

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

Brains And Beauty, Can Neuroscience Measure How Art Affects Us?

Several decades of reflection and study have led neurobiologist Jean-Pierre Changeux to stake out...

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...

Switzerland

Reaching Immortality, But Would We Even Want That?

The promise of eternal life gets a boost from the latest technologies, but there are troubling qu...