tech / science

United States

Folks, We Will Be Just Fine Without Net Neutrality

The evidence so far is that corporations won't be much affected and consumers could even bene...

Switzerland

Before (And After) The Flood: Climate Change Lessons From The Past

GENEVA — A series of hurricanes of unprecedented intensity in the North Atlantic. Record-high temperatures all over the planet. Monstrous fires in California and Portugal. Entire regions hit by ...

Chile

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 ...

France

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 ...

Sweden

In Cashless Sweden, Even Panhandlers Accept Credit Cards

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

Switzerland

AI Enters Medicine, But Can Doctors Be More Human?

PARIS — With breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence promising to revolutionize all aspects of our lives, the field of medicine is far from immune. Radiology will be one of the first medical ...

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 ...

Colombia

Why Latin American Cities Are Still Digging Subways

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

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 ...

Switzerland

Is The Academic Publishing Industry Ripe For Disruption?

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

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 ...

Cuba

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...