Braille printers usually cost more than 2,000 dollars, which is not exactly affordable, and in comparison with traditional printers, the imbalance is overwhelming. Even among 3D printers – technology that is still in the process of reaching the masses –...Seguir leyendo »
The Raspberry Pi, the credit-card-sized open-source computer has sparked the creation of interesting projects with a minimal investment of just 25 euros. The versatility offered by this device based on Creative Commons and GPL makes it the ideal platform for...Seguir leyendo »
Nanosatellites. Some of you have probably never heard the term before. Others may have. Nanosatellites are responsible for the silent revolution that is currently taking place in the space industry. Thanks to these satellites, new scientific, technological and commercial applications...Seguir leyendo »
Graphene research is moving forward in small leaps. It has gone from evaluating the physical properties of the material to estimating its real applications, and from there to looking into sustainable methods of production and how to integrate it into...Seguir leyendo »
In 2002, Steven Spielberg directed the widely-known film Minority Report, which starred Tom Cruise and Colin Farrell. Its futuristic screenplay was based on a story by Philip K. Dick from 1956, which foretold a future in which certain people would have...Seguir leyendo »
The mobile revolution has had – and continues to have – the greatest social and economic impact not in the US, Europe or China, but in Africa. This technology has triggered enormous changes in many areas, such as the micro-economy,...Seguir leyendo »
3D printing is expanding to include more and more materials, machines are becoming more versatile and, although they are still the most popular, ABS and PLA plastics are no longer the only base for home 3D printing. But its still...Seguir leyendo »
Recharging our mobiles has become a headache, especially when we have to anxiously be on the lookout for an outlet in any public place where we’re going to spend more than 15 minutes. There are a good number of research...Seguir leyendo »
Every morning Europe is waking up with a headline announcing another failing Bank, another corporation struggling to resolve the decline in their revenues, or another country’s risk premium above the 500’s. Each time someone tries to point to green shoots...Seguir leyendo »
The city of London has decided to install smart sensors in one of its most central districts: Westminster. This area – which is the historical heart of London, with the Abbey, Parliament and the streets that lead up to Oxford...Seguir leyendo »
The new digital technologies have become part of every aspect of daily life. And there’s no question that they’re here to stay. The advances that they can generate in an enormous range of fields are also enormous. One of the...Seguir leyendo »
In just a few years, the use of drones has expanded from military technology aimed at reconnaissance and even carrying out attacks, to include many new civilian applications. One of the fields in which this is expected to have an...Seguir leyendo »
The world of 3D printing is absolutely fascinating, and it’s especially interesting now that you can buy a low-cost 3D printer to use at home to start producing all types of objects without spending a lot of money. The most...Seguir leyendo »
What has thus far been nothing more than a plot in a science fiction story might be one step closer to becoming reality in the next few years, or in the very least, the foundation for it may be in...Seguir leyendo »
A group of engineers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has created a new biofuel that uses algae that produce crude in a matter of minutes. The results of this study were published recently in the journal Algal Research,...Seguir leyendo »
Public relations and communication agency Weber Shandwick has developed a plug-in to allow WordPress users to access and update their posts on the platform using Google Glass glasses.
The wpForGlass plug-in has not been launched officially yet by WordPress, but we...Seguir leyendo »
New technologies aren’t just useful for communicating with people thousands of kilometers away, or letting our friends know what we’re doing and with whom at all times. In fact, beyond these convenient functions, smartphones and tablets can also give us an...Seguir leyendo »
Thanks to the military origins of drones, from the very beginning, they have been seen as weapons rather than devices with applications in the civilian world. But, as is the case with other inventions from the arms industry, the concept...Seguir leyendo »
Is it true that the global recession has brought a cultural change when consuming? The trend seems to say yes. Increasingly, the society, especially nowadays with the irruption of digital culture, looks very closely at the costs and tries to...Seguir leyendo »
More and more companies are exploring the possibilities of open data. Read about the system’s benefits and drawbacks.
[Article written with Richard Benjamins]
Open Data is based on the idea that certain data should be freely available in digital form for anyone to...Seguir leyendo »
If we want to achieve something, all we need is to add a bit of determination to our creativity. In Cambridge, for example, a sarcophagus has been restored using Lego pieces and just a little imagination.
Often, when we talk about...Seguir leyendo »
I should like to take this opportunity which has been granted to me by Think Big blog to tell you about how we are driving our transformation in Telefónica.
Why do we want to transform ourselves? As we all know, we...Seguir leyendo »