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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.
Bina 48 is a robot prototype developed using data on the personality of a real human being, designed to behave just like its human counterpart
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.
Spanish researchers are developing the potential of this technological tool to strengthen empathy in cases of school and domestic abuse and reduce rates of recurrence
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.
Carolina Medina has created Agruppa, a platform that classifies and organises orders from stores, making it easier for everyone to access healthy food.
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
Nowadays, thanks to mobile phones, there are panic buttons for almost everything, we just have to be careful by keeping up-to-date and installing the apps that best suit our needs ahead of time. That way, when you need them, you won’t have to worry about downloading them or having Internet.
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.
Try a bicycle tour, go to a concert, or enjoy the views of a city from a hotel terrace. Thanks to virtual reality, tourists can now relish experiences such as these and get to know a destination almost as if they were actually there, without the need to travel.
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.
Mauricio Betancur has designed insoles which absorb the blast wave from explosives, reducing harm to victims.
Many inventions that we use in our day-to-day lives, as well as technological innovations that years ago we couldn't even imagine, have sprung from the imagination of writers and scriptwriters. Self-driving cars, electric cars, space travel and food printers. What will be the next thing to jump off the page and into real life?
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.
Industrial engineer Pedro Aguilera has developed Prev UPP, a cushion with intelligent sensors, to prevent pressure ulcers in wheelchair users.
The dream of colonising the red planet is increasingly close thanks to technology. 3D printing, new technical materials and instruments and artificial intelligence are ideas that promise to solve the major obstacles that are in store on our Martian neighbour
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.
This video platform is at our fingertips and all you have to do is delve a little to find genuine lessons on anything: from cooking to handicrafts, via science, music and agriculture. Come and learn.
The genome is our genetic ID. It is unalterable, unique and contains sensitive information about us; for example, diseases that we may suffer and how to treat them. There are already companies that sequence it for less than 500 euros, but is it safe for such data to be on the web? How do you protect them?
Solutions based on technologies such as Big Data and Machine Learning are knocking at the door of large companies to improve their efficiency and bring an end to the most repetitive tasks
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.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has already crept into our homes. Many of the devices that we use on a daily basis make use of its strong points. However, beyond making our lives easier, AI can entail some risks, and it is here that cyber security takes on an important role.
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.
Relativity6 uses algorithms to analyse human beings’ changing behaviour
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.
The ability to have a large amount of useful data available to citizens in an open manner, has made Open Data become another opportunity for entrepreneurial talent and for finding new business niches
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.
Scientist Pamela Ronald uses gene editing techniques to create varieties of rice which are resistant to environmental pressures
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?
Fernando Rojas has successfully developed a system for monitoring and administering the use of vaccines in Mexico.
Renewable, clean and easy to store. Although it is less popular than wind or solar, consolidated hydraulic energy has an important role to play in ensuring that electricity is produced in ever greener ways
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.
They block access to apps, hijack data and access personal e-mail and social media accounts. Hackers know how to set traps for users who forget to protect their computers, smartphones and tablets.
Renewable, clean and easy to store. Although it is less popular than wind or solar, consolidated hydraulic energy has an important role to play in ensuring that electricity is produced in ever greener ways. .
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.
Ismael Faro, quantum computation researcher at IBM Research, explains the intricacies and future implementations of complex quantum computers, which promise to solve challenges that are impossible for a normal desktop PC
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.
Daniel Cuartas has developed a visual device that allows people with paralysis to become more independent
In innovation, NGOs and foundations have found the perfect ingredient to increase their impact. Something as simple as an app can help bolster the health service of a region with no resources, or build a sustainable society. Furthermore, anyone can be part of these projects and become a social innovator.
Assistance robots are concerned for the wellbeing of their users, they help them move around their home and they pick objects up. This is how these automatons work, and they will be introduced into homes to accompany the elderly or patients with some dependency.
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?
Technology is arriving in the hotels sector to offer an increasingly more personal experience that is tailor-made for guests, to develop services and make them automated, to improve sustainability and to reduce their environmental impact.
They can be inserted into the human body to help surgeons during operations and they can move like a fish to investigate the sea. That is how soft robots work. They are made from soft and lightweight materials and thanks to their flexibility they adapt to any environment.
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?
In response to the dangers posed by falsified medicines, French doctor Arnaud Pourredon has developed an application using blockchain technology to allow patients to check the authenticity of their medicine by taking just one photo. The app is called Meditect.
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.
People who set up cultural enterprises often miss out on support to launch their ideas. Now, accelerators and specialist institutions are helping them to turn proposals into innovative businesses.
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.
Thanks to IoT devices, houses have become more comfortable and efficient. However, we have to learn to live alongside these gadgets so that they don’t turn against householders. The first step is to make sure that they are secure and not accessible to hackers.
The sport psychologist Patricia Ramírez explains how she trains elite athletes to perform at their very best, to enhance their skills and to cope with the psychological barriers that arise from competition
Our transportation, food consumption and ambient temperature control decisions are just some of the ways individuals directly affect climate change.
Electrical engineer Manuel Piñuela has developed Freevolt, a system that uses ambient energy to charge the batteries of IoT devices.
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.
In close competition with the computer, mobile devices are the perfect accompaniment for us to make the most of those empty little parts of the day. They are small, we always carry them with us, they are more economical and start working instantaneously, so that we are able to use them during our moments of maximum concentration.
Musical devices for all from Human Instruments – Vahakn
Adam Yala works with technology that can improve breast cancer detection thanks to artificial intelligence
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.
Although they are not as well known as Instagram and Facebook, there are specialised platforms in some sectors that are very useful for users. Some help people to contact people more akin to their interests, and others enable businesses to find new customers.
Mateo Salvatto has created Háblalo!, a real-time translation app that helps deaf people communicate with those around them.
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.
The company Natural Machines has created the Foodini, a 3D printer which will create original and healthy dishes once its cartridges have been filled with fresh ingredients
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.
GTN Ltd’s co-founder and CEO Noor Shaker has developed a technology combining quantum physics and machine learning to create new drugs.
In the face of employee turnover and geographical dispersion, the CEO of Zapiens, Daniel Suárez, has developed a robot that stores all of a company’s internal knowledge so that it is not lost and workers can learn from it