Technology

Should we charge for offering our personal data on the web?

Woman using her laptop.
An IMDEA Networks institute researcher proposes that users receive financial compensation in exchange for the personal data they offer on the web .

What will the Atari hotels be like?

Atari video game console.
The renowned brand of video game consoles will launch its own chain of themed hotels.

Low-cost 'smart' diaper can notify caregiver when it's wet

A woman adjusts her baby's diaper.
If worn too long, a wet diaper can cause painful rashes, and miserable babies -- and parents

Latin America 2020: labor market and AI

Person touching the hand of a robot
In response to the growth of Artificial Intelligence, experts warn about its impact on the Latin American labor market.

Perfection through diversity

Gears
How is the perfect functioning of certain natural and artificial systems achieved? The diversity of its parts may be the answer.

All-female crew returned to earth from 'Mars'

The Sensoria crew jumps for joy before entering the mock Martian habitat on Jan. 4, 2020.
The mission, known as Sensoria I, is part of the Sensoria project, which aims to uplift and support women in science.

Sex toys are making a comeback to CES 2020

View of the showcase of a 'Sex Shop'.
Lora Dicarlo, a sex tech company banned in 2019 from the Consumers Electronic Show, is making a comeback this year.

Stanford researchers build a particle accelerator that fits on a chip

Section of a prototype accelerator on a chip, magnified 25,000 times.
A Stanford team has prototyped a silicon chip that packs some of the punch delivered by ginormous particle accelerators

How cells learn to 'count'

The surface of a multicillated cell.
Trillions of mammalian cells achieve this uniformity but some consistently break this mold to fulfill unique functions.

How can healthcare achieve real technology driven transformation?

View of an operating room in a hospital.
Real transformation in healthcare through the adoption of artificial intelligence, robotics, telecommunications, and other advanced technologies could provide significant improvements in healthcare quality

Science's 2019 breakthrough of the year: the first image of a black hole

The first image of a black hole
Honoring a feat that was once considered impossible, Science has named the Event Horizon Telescope's image of a supermassive black hole as its 2019 Breakthrough of the Year

Facts About Illegal WiFi Hotspots in Cuba

Person holding a paper with Wifi symbol
The Internet in Cuba was introduced in the late ’90s, but it wasn’t until 2007 that it’s greatly improved
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