Blog of news and innovation projects
Underwater Wi-Fi and how the Internet reaches remote locations
A team of researchers are developing an "underwater Wi-Fi" that works beneath the waves. This and other systems are used to connect to the Internet in remote places such as the ocean, Antarctica and outer space.
The robot that changes shape to escape from prison
A team of engineers has developed a robot that can jump over moats, climb walls or escape from a cage, all with the aid of a magnetic field. Yet despite its enormous potential in the fields of medicine and electronics, it is not yet fully autonomous and has some limitations.
Cars with retractable wings and other tech trends of 2023
The world's biggest annual tech news event, CES, offers a preview of the technologies that will take centre stage in the near future: from the rise of telemedicine to increasingly futuristic cars, the metaverse and Web3.
The contagion of mass layoffs among tech giants
Thousands of tech workers have lost their jobs at companies such as Meta, Twitter, Google and Amazon. While some experts blame the massive layoffs on the previous high number of hirings and the economic recession, others argue that it is an indication that companies are copying each other without thinking through the consequences.
Plant-based material to replace plastic
Avocados are particularly delicate—they can go from ripe to rotten in a matter of hours. That could change thanks to a new plant-based material, details of which have been published in the scientific journal Nature Food. Here we explore how this packaging aims to extend the shelf life of food and replace the use of plastic.