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Digital twins to design the city of the future

Virtual copies are already being used in construction projects to prevent design errors, to simulate the operation of buildings and to achieve energy savings of up to 40%. This technology is now being brought into urban planning. Cities such as Singapore have already implemented projects that allow for experimentation on these virtual duplicates in pursuit of more holistic urban developments.


The success of his method of making steel made Bessemer a prolific businessman, reaching an 80% share of the railway steel market in the late 19th century. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.


Henry Bessemer, the wizard of steel who transformed cities

The engineer and inventor Henry Bessemer revolutionised steel production thanks to an air-based iron decarbonization system. He was able to cut costs and manufacture a stronger and lighter steel on a large scale. A breakthrough that fueled the expansion of the railroad and marked the birth of modern cities.




Chip implants under the skin are beginning to become popular in Northern Europe. These devices already allow you to make payments, open doors or clock in at the office, among a myriad of applications that can be fascinating and disturbing. Designed to improve people's quality of life, their recent large-scale availability opens up a crucial debate about their ethical and legal implications.




After a hegemony of just over 30 years, the global positioning system (GPS) is becoming obsolete. Different solutions are already in place to improve its limitations, from software updates to a new generation of satellites. Even the Galileo project, which aims to completely replace GPS, is nearing completion.


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