tech / science

France

Brace Yourself For The Digital Counter-Revolution

The world has mostly embraced technological advances. But as fallout over the Facebook data-breac...

Argentina

It's Time To Stop Demonizing Big Data

Information gleaned from digital sources must be used in strict accordance with the law. But it&#...

United States

Live From The Blue Ridge Mountains, Where Facebook Stores Its Data

FOREST CITY — It was slow at the thrift shop, and manager Stephanie Henderson, 38, was looking at her laptop, trying to discover all that Facebook had collected on her: the posts, the memes, the ...

United States

Got AI? Connected Cows, Artificial Intelligence, Your Milk

"Cow Fitbits" and artificial intelligence are coming to the dairy farm, but some farmers aren'...

Switzerland

Design And Ecology, An Ugly Truth About Green Energy

Alternative energy projects might be good for the environment. But with a few exceptions, they...

Argentina

Why Did Dozens Of Dolphins Die In Argentina?

Scientists are investigating why 68 dolphins — most of which were dead —washed ashore...

United States

Europe To Silicon Valley: Time To Pay For Your False Promises

-OpEd- MUNICH — We are making the world a better place: That has been a central promise that helped Silicon Valley's Internet giants seduce the public, on their way to gaining unprecedented ...

India

Women In Science, A Brand New Formula Needed In India

NEW DELHI — A recent photo posted on Facebook by the Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology, Ashutosh Sharma, featured 41 heads of Indian educational and research institutions. It ...

Russia

Putin's Toughest Challenge: A High-Tech Future For Russia

MOSCOW — Rumor has it that Vladimir Putin is something of a techie. Though the man in charge at the Kremlin has been vague about his economic priorities after the March 18 presidential election, ...

Norway

Russia And China Lead New Rush To The Arctic

With the melting of the ice, maritime traffic is growing, which means new economic opportunities,...

United States

Our Self-Driving Future: Can We Trust Artificial Intelligence?

-Essay- WASHINGTON — As I was driving back to Washington last Christmas, I needed the navigation smartphone application Waze to get me out of Brooklyn, onto the Verrazano bridge, then across ...

France

Channeling Jules Verne, A Measure Of Elon Musk's Ambitions

-Analysis- PARIS — He is “a man of about forty-two years of age, of large build, but slightly round-shouldered. His massive head momentarily shook a shock of reddish hair, which resembled a ...

Switzerland

Kinder Laws Of The Jungle: Understanding Altruism In Animals

LAUSANNE — Is wildlife a world of bullies? We like to imagine the relationships among living beings as a no-holds-barred struggle for survival, a twisted vision of Charles Darwin's theory of ...

Italy

Italian Revisited, Pinocchio Translated Into Emoji Language

Researchers at the University Of Macerata used volunteers and online bots to help translated the ...

Argentina

China To Argentina, Betting On Agrobusiness' Green Future

-Analysis- BUENOS AIRES — Everything suggests that in the future, the world may want practically anything Argentina can produce. The question is whether the response to this demand should be ...

Germany

The Eros And Ethics Of Sex Robots

Imagine if machines could do the job of strippers — or prostitutes. Where would it lead us?

France

Can You Dig It? New Urban Experiments In Underground Architecture

Some designers can't wait to start burrowing. In Mexico, there's even talk about building...

Colombia

What Colombia's Coffee Farmers Can Teach Us About Good Health

BOGOTÁ — A new in-depth study of the well-being of Colombian coffee farmers could help provide the prescription for good health for us all. Understanding the fundamental elements of healthy ...

China

Can Artificial Intelligence Solve China's Demographic Crisis?

BEIJING — Over the past decade or so, “The Low-Fertility Trap,” a hypothesis put forth by Wolfgang Lutz, Vegard Skirbekk and Maria Rita Testa, respectively Austrian, Norwegian and Italian ...

France

The Time For Universal Brain Development Is Now

Like it or not, some people are smarter than others. And pretty soon, robots will be smarter than...

Italy

How AI Can Make The Internet Itself Run Better

TURIN — From vacuum-cleaner robots that clean your house all by themselves to virtual assistants that can keep track of every appointment in your work agenda to self-driving cars that will soon be ...

Argentina

Bright Idea, Reflective Bricks Help Light Up Buenos Aires

A young designer from Paris is applying his knowledge about natural light to the narrow streets o...