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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.
In 1945, when the whole world was still thinking in terms of war, a young radar technician from the Royal Air Force was looking up at the sky and contemplating the future. Arthur C. Clarke’s ideas about satellites were more than a decade ahead of the state of telecommunications at that time.
The great promise of renewables is ready to take off. The introduction of so called green hydrogen, which until now has been limited by its high production cost and lack of regulation, is becoming the focus of plans to make the transition to clean energy a reality this decade.
Beyond parks and green spaces, biophilic design integrates architecture and nature into buildings from a dual perspective, improving the health of citizens, as well as opening the way to more sustainable cities. But what is the scientific basis for this trend?
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.