Japan’s special affinity for robotics is closely tied to the tradition of the karakuri ningyo (automata) – a mixture between Buddhist teachings and continuist beliefs of Shintoism related to the spiritual interaction among all animate and inanimate objects. This tradition explains...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 »
It’s nobody’s fault; these are disruptive times in which we live, and it’s hard to predict where this world is headed, with its dizzying technological advances changing step virtually on a daily basis, flooding the reality that surrounds us like...Seguir leyendo »
Today Telefónica Digital introduced a new line of proprietary products to protect the security of its users and companies on the internet and supplement its offerings in this area.
We use online services and our multiple online identities every day – accessing...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 »
Recent advances in molecular biology and genetic engineering have opened a new era in the field of medicine, which, according to a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, will revolutionise the protocols for the prevention of diseases. These techniques...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 »
Research into energy storage systems continues to advance towards more convenient solutions. One of the latest experiments has been carried out at the Gwangju Institute for Science and Technology, in South Korea, and it proposes upgrading electrodes, one of the...Seguir leyendo »
In our society, learning has become something that is totally dynamic, rather than static. There’s something new happening every minute, and thanks to the globalised world, we’re aware of what’s going on all over the world. Something similar is happening...Seguir leyendo »
All TV models on the market today offer higher resolution than was available a few years ago. These days there are significant differences between technologically advanced products and midrange ones, but the element of value driving television prices through the...Seguir leyendo »
We are often told that Europe is lagging behind in innovation and technology. The truth is some European icons have fallen – Nokia is an example. In purely monetary terms, we do not have any first division start-ups (or very...Seguir leyendo »
One of the greatest geniuses in history saw how his discoveries and inventions fell into oblivion. Today we recover his biography.
You come home, turn on the switch and the light bulbs light up the hall. Such an ordinary and customary...Seguir leyendo »
Beliefs have been known to endure without anyone questioning their veracity until some curiosity-driven individual manages to debunk collectively accepted claims.
Myths form part of the system of beliefs of a culture or community and are mainly characterised by the presence...Seguir leyendo »
There is nothing new about 3D printer technology. In fact, it has been used for over thirty years in industry for constructing prototypes and scale models. What is new is its breakthrough into the consumer environment. Until now, 3D printers...Seguir leyendo »