Blog of news and innovation projects
The third way to get out of the pandemic
COVID-19 has brought together institutions, companies, scientists and even hackers in the development of initiatives for managing the pandemic and controlling infections. These ideas seek in innovation solutions that allow protecting both the health of citizens and the economy.
Bridges that test the limits of physics
The challenge of overcoming distances has led engineers to develop surprising and complex solutions, which find their ultimate expression in bridges. In this review we encounter both impressive examples of recently built bridges and the innovative methods used to erect them.
CITIES THAT IMITATE NATURE TO CHANGE THE FUTURE
By the middle of this century, 70% of the global population will be concentrated in cities. This widespread urban growth will bring with it an increase in the consumption of resources, but also in the waste generated, multiplying the carbon footprint in the atmosphere. To curb this impact, cities are looking to implement new sustainable models inspired by nature itself.
WOODEN SKYSCRAPERS, AN AGE-OLD IDEA THAT IS NOW VIABLE
The natural beauty of Lake Peñuelas National Reserve (Chile) can now be viewed from a new privileged position: the top floor of the tallest wooden building in Latin America, which symbolizes a growing architectural trend in different areas of the planet. The use of this age-old material promises environmental sustainability, novel experiences for its inhabitants and a new benchmark for the cities of the future.
APPS TO CONTAIN THE PANDEMIC AND SAVE CIVIL LIBERTIES
Covid-19 tracking apps make smartphones essential tools for controlling coronavirus outbreaks. This purpose has brought Apple and Google together for the first time to develop a global solution. Faced with the great challenge of the end of lockdown, governments are looking for an ally in new technologies.