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Considered the most widely used artificial product in the world, concrete is also one of the materials whose manufacturing process has the greatest environmental impact. The risk of its intensive use, favored by urban concentration, tries to curb with solutions that seek to reduce the carbon footprint to zero by 2050.
Predicting when and how seismic movements will occur on the Earth is one of the great aspirations of scientists. Technologies derived from artificial intelligence such as big data analysis or deep learning are beginning to provide clues about how to achieve this: neural networks or heat maps may be the key to predicting earthquakes.
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.