tech / science


Why Women Are Better Suited For Work In Our AI Future

Women have intrinsic qualities that can help them in the fluid, digitalized labor markets of the ...


Why The World Can No Longer Ignore Bitcoin

-Analysis- PARIS — The whole world has been talking about it for over a week, and yet, — admit it — you still don’t quite get what all the Bitcoin fuss is about. You know it’s a virtual ...


How Tiny Andorra Became A Major Hub In Smart Cities Movement

ANDORRA LA VELLA — Perched in the Pyrenees between Spain and France, Andorra — with fewer than 80,000 inhabitants — is as small as it is remote. And yet, the European micro-nation is playing a big ...


In Cashless Sweden, Even Panhandlers Accept Credit Cards

In Stockholm and around the country cash has disappeared from businesses and banks. Everyone, exc...

United States

Central Banks Are Not Cut Out For Cryptocurrencies

NEW YORK — Should central banks embrace cryptocurrencies, or even pioneer their own? In a nutshell, no. Crypto assets are an unusual innovation, still in flux and often poorly understood. Trying ...


Why Latin American Cities Are Still Digging Subways

Building underground rail systems is a major investment, but increasingly it is one that is justi...


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...


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 ...

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 ...


Is The Academic Publishing Industry Ripe For Disruption?

Taxpayers sometimes have to pay three times for any scientific article.


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 ...


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...


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 ...


When Irma Was Born, The Making Of A Mega-Storm

The origins of this particularly powerful Caribbean storm can be traced back to an El Nino no-show.

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...


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 ...


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 ...

Central African Republic

One Young Woman's Fight For Surgery Access For 143 Million

MUNICH — "To be above it all" has become Magdalena Gründl’s purpose in life. By this, she doesn't mean to sound egotistical. The-25 year-old research assistant working at Harvard wants to ...


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 ...


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 "...


The False Promise Of Resurrection Biology

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


A French Case For Dismantling GAFA, America's Tech Oligarchy

Large technology companies need to be stopped before they crush our cherished freedoms, argues a ...