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THE SMARTEST CITIES IN LATIN AMERICA

Smart cities are gaining momentum in Latin American capitals. Projects such as the networks of sensors in Santiago de Chile or the creation of the world's largest urban cable car network in La Paz (Bolivia) provide a double opportunity. They offer the chance to take a leap forward and catch up with more developed countries in terms of energy efficiency and environmental care, but also to finally be able to bring running water and other basic supplies to millions of inhabitants of these large cities.

09/09/2020

Innovation

THIS IS HOW THE PANDEMIC ACCELERATES THE ARRIVAL OF DRIVERLESS TRANSPORT

COVID-19 has put the focus squarely on biosecurity. Against the backdrop of social distancing and quarantines to curb the spread of the virus, technologies that were already seen as holding great promise (and threatening) to revolutionise transport and mobility are now gaining ground. Will the pandemic hasten the era of robots, drones and autonomous cars? We analyse this effect, focusing on the case of driverless vehicles.

02/09/2020

Tungsteno

This is how the pandemic accelerates the arrival of driverless transport

COVID-19 has put the focus squarely on biosecurity. Against the backdrop of social distancing and quarantines to curb the spread of the virus, technologies that were already seen as holding great promise (and threatening) to revolutionise transport and mobility are now gaining ground. Will the pandemic hasten the era of robots, drones and autonomous cars? We analyse this effect, focusing on the case of driverless vehicles.

02/09/2020

Innovation

SAVING VENICE AND OTHER GREAT PLANS TO RECLAIM LAND FROM THE SEA

From the imminent challenge of preventing Venice from sinking any further by means of a complex hydraulic system, to the futuristic and luxurious idea of artificial islands, reclaiming land from the water has been an engineering dream since ancient times. One of the great success stories of recent history is the Dutch plan to protect its lands from the advance of the sea.

26/08/2020

Innovation

When chips were no longer a military secret

The birth of the microprocessor, in the early 1970s, sparked legal battles, conceptual challenges, and a veritable race for the jump to personal computers. The order of a Japanese calculator company was responsible for bringing this technology to market, until then classified as a military secret, which has been key to the evolution towards today's digital society.

19/08/2020

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