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Forgetting your keys and that appointment with the doctor; you’ll have experienced such situations on more than one occasion. Don’t worry though, there are ways of improving your memory, from word games to taking care of what you eat. Science is going even further, designing implants to facilitate the retrieval of memories.
Dealing with climate change is a global challenge. In order to achieve it, we need people who lead innovative projects and who take up professions that look after the planet. In fact, more and more occupations are changing to adopt practices that are respectful of the environment.
Cities are living spaces which evolve alongside the people who live in them and their needs. This natural development of the metropolis of the future requires a model to drive sustainability and the efficient management of urban services. The cornerstone of this transformation is technology.
Technology and the latest advances are inspiring new ways to recycle all kinds of materials, from traditional plastic and glass to electronic components and coffee fibres. The recycling revolution is even transforming rubbish collection trucks. Sign up now to the most green of innovations.
More and more sectors are starting to use drones, thanks to the highly precise and low cost flights this technology makes possible. Today, drones are taking on all kinds of endeavors, from fighting fires to transporting people.
The scientist Ricard Solé is proposing to create synthetic bacteria capable of changing the atmosphere, so that the Earth becomes more resistant to climate change.
A home finances ledger which dates back to turn of the 20th century is gaining traction as a best-selling book in countries like Spain. The key to its success: simplicity and effectiveness, in equal measure.
Phones, watches, buildings, cities… Everything has been described as “smart” over recent years. But what about work? Could there be such a thing as a “smart job”? So-called “smart work” is emerging as a new archetype in which the efficiency of workers is more important than their physical presence.
Spanish doctor Eduardo Jorgensen has created a device that can predict the amount of insulin needed by its user thanks to artificial intelligence and administer it without any need for needles.
The wireless device designed by the professor and entrepreneur Balder Onarheim aims to stimulate creativity through electrode-based neurostimulation
Ever since the first robots were developed, science has been trying to find a way to make them "smart", but it wasn´t until the 1950s that people started to speak seriously about "artificial intelligence".
Hurricanes, earthquakes and tsunamis that destroy everything. Natural disasters have devastating consequences for the cities that suffer them. Furthermore, the lack of technical resources and physical obstacles make the work of the emergency services difficult.
New technologies have multiplied the amount of information available to anyone with an internet connection exponentially. These same technologies, however, have also made it increasingly difficult to discern between anecdotal and useful information.
There's nothing worse than spending eight hours in the office without finishing anything on your ‘to do’ list. Find out how you can turn your smartphone into your best weapon against disorganisation.
Triathlons, which encompass cycling, swimming and running, seduce all kinds of professionals, often encouraged by their companies. To triumph in this sport you need sacrifice, discipline and team spirit, the same values that are crucial for success in the world of work.
The artist Naziha Mestaoui is fighting for the environment through culture and technology with digital projects that seek to positively impact the population.
Innovator Rainier Mallol has developed a platform that uses Artificial Intelligence to predict future epidemics three months in advance.
The San Francisco Bay area in the United States has become a reference for innovation and entrepreneurship worldwide. Now, every country is looking to create its own version
The ideal aim pursued by the circular economy is that the word waste be erased from the dictionary. Since the Industrial Revolution, we have been rich in rubbish but poor in resources. The speed at which we are consuming the goods and services that we get from the planet, as well as the constantly rising population, mean that the pressure we are putting on ecosystems is becoming unsustainable in the future.
The Spanish researcher Eduardo Castelló is developing machine systems which interact with each other to improve the way we buy things, get around and communicate.
Electrical engineer Manuel Piñuela has developed Freevolt, a system that uses ambient energy to charge the batteries of IoT devices.
Since cinema was invented in 1895, technological advances in the film industry have transformed the way we watch films. It all started with the first projections by the Lumière brothers. Later, cinema switched from black and white to colour, and from silent films to films with sound.
Graphene appears to be the material of the future and promises to improve our lives. This new conductive material, made up of small particles of carbon, consumes much less energy than current materials.
Dan Watson has created a system of smart nets to combat the world´s overfishing problem.
Television consumption has changed dramatically since the arrival of social networks, and the screen of our mobile phone has become even more of a protagonist than that of the television set. In order to be a 2.0 viewer you need to follow trending topics and hashtags and participate in the online social conversation in which the rest of the public is involved. Is social television already here?
Thinking like a designer ceased to find itself confined to the drawing board some time ago. Companies large and small - even restaurants - are turning to design thinking to galvanize innovation and collaborative creativity.
The gig economy has transformed the labour market. Companies contract services and gain flexibility, whilst professionals work project-by-project and manage their own time. It is the era of the digitalisation of work, but there are still matters to resolve so that this new environment can benefit all parties.
The CEO and cofounder of Libelium, Alicia Asín, is the first woman to receive the King James I Entrepreneurship Award. In her view, it is paramount to teach girls "starting at nursery school" that they can do anything they put their mind to.
Costa Rican urban planner Arianna Salazar has developed some technology that detects and analyses ambient information and how pedestrians behave, in order to improve the design of cities.
Homeschooling is gaining traction in developed countries, but scientific opinion is divided regarding the pros and cons of this alternative to compulsory schooling.
China is leading the way in the global trend towards digital payments, with 14 percent of its people already leaving the house without a wallet. Europe is following hot on China’s heels. Whether it is via a mobile phone, smart watch or internet platform, users are looking for faster, more secure and more convenient transactions. Are we facing the end of cash money?
Film and video games are welcoming virtual reality: an ever-expanding technology and market which is on the path to redefining our culture.
Reading an e-mail, studying your course material online or simply reading an e-book. For most, those tasks are a piece of cake. However, what about the sight impaired? During her last year of university, Kristina Tsvetanova witnessed how hard it was for her blind friend to follow an online course. There are narrating apps, of course, but they always get slow and tiresome when the texts are long. Can you imagine listening to an entire book read by a metallic, soulless voice?
Carolina Medina has created Agruppa, a platform that classifies and organises orders from stores, making it easier for everyone to access healthy food.
Researcher Neil Garrett has found that the more someone lies, the more the brain adapts to this behaviour, until it stops reacting with feelings of shame or remorse.
The Hyperloop project proposes transporting people in tubes suspended within a vacuum at 1,200 kilometers per hour and connecting cities around the world in a global network. Will its promoters manage to transform their dreams into reality?
Culture is everpresent, bathing us in knowledge that permeates our consciousness. The impressions left by science fiction on many of our current advances are only a few examples
Whereas before the most important thing for getting a job was to have several academic qualifications, now it is crucial to have a series of skills that make you stand out from the rest of the candidates. At a time at which many jobs are being automated, the skills that differentiate humans from machines are gaining more importance than ever before.
Our transportation, food consumption and ambient temperature control decisions are just some of the ways individuals directly affect climate change.
The Web has become a huge shopping centre, with all kinds of e-commerce sites. On the Internet, users have access to a wide range of products and benefit from inviting discounts, and they can also become sellers themselves, offering their creations to the whole world.
Musical devices for all from Human Instruments – Vahakn
The meditation and relaxation technique called mindfulness enhances people´s ability to maintain focus. This practice has become popular with companies and individuals thanks to the health benefits it provides.
New technologies based on artificial intelligence can make our homes more comfortable and secure. There are already refrigerators capable of doing the grocery shopping and thermostats which automatically regulate the temperature.
Learning by playing has become one of the most popular educational tendencies in recent years, in large part thanks to the possibilities new technologies offer to both children and adults
The boom in the drones sector has provided an opportunity for many professionals. Piloting this kind of aircraft is one of the fashionable professions. However, a series of legal difficulties still need to be resolved, and a common framework needs to be created to enable the profession to be practised in any country.
Having a car drive itself is more a question of technology than magic. Radars, sensors, cameras and artificial intelligence are some of the tricks hiding within the frames of these driverless vehicles, a breakthrough with the potential to not only greatly reduce the number of accidents but also completely revolutionize our economy. Click here to find out who (or what) will control the car that you won´t have to drive.