From San Antonio de Desamparados to the stars: Costa Rican brothers shine at NASA
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Newsletter
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From San Antonio de Desamparados to the stars: Costa Rican brothers shine at NASA

Bruce Callow - March 12, 2017

How does one go about making contact with two veteran NASA technicians who were raised and educated in Costa Rican public schools and have contributed to some…

NASA dream comes true for Costa Rican teens
Education
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Education
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NASA dream comes true for Costa Rican teens

Bruce Callow - November 21, 2016

See also: Costa Rican students get the surprise of a lifetime – a trip to NASA "C'mon, let's go!" Elián Mora shouted with excitement as he raced…

Santa Rosa National Park provides cutting-edge data on changing planet
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Santa Rosa National Park provides cutting-edge data on changing planet

Jill Replogle - October 7, 2016

SANTA ROSA NATIONAL PARK, Guanacaste — Arturo Sánchez-Azofeifa shuffles into the administrative dining hall at Santa Rosa National Park, sweating in the early afternoon heat. He needs…

Franklin Chang’s VASIMR plasma engine readies for key test
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Costa Rica
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Franklin Chang’s VASIMR plasma engine readies for key test

L. Arias - August 5, 2016

The VASIMR spacecraft engine that is the brainchild of Tico physicist Franklin Chang Díaz is one step closer to reality, Chang's company Ad Astra Rocket Company reported this week.…

Behind the scenes at NASA: meet Costa Rican space pioneers
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Behind the scenes at NASA: meet Costa Rican space pioneers

Bruce Callow - August 2, 2016

When it comes to outstanding Costa Ricans in the field of aerospace, many people are familiar with the extraordinary accomplishments of Franklin Chang and Sandra Cauffman, but…

Four Costa Rican scientists’ excellent adventure
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Four Costa Rican scientists’ excellent adventure

Stephen Duplantier - July 25, 2016

Costa Rica has a new All-Star team — a Selección Nacional of sorts — though almost no one here knows who they are. Yet. Like the country’s…

Costa Rica makes nuclear fusion history with plasma discharge
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica makes nuclear fusion history with plasma discharge

L. Arias - June 30, 2016

Researchers at the Technology Institute of Costa Rica (TEC) announced the first discharge of high temperature plasma in Latin America on Wednesday, joining an elite group of countries who…

Fishackathon invites conservation-minded techies to help solve overfishing
Conservation
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Conservation
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Fishackathon invites conservation-minded techies to help solve overfishing

Jill Replogle - April 22, 2016

This weekend, San José and more than 40 others cities around the world will challenge groups of coders and scientists to find solutions to problems related to overfishing and…

Tire mosquito trap could boost Zika control
Chikungunya
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Chikungunya
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Tire mosquito trap could boost Zika control

AFP - April 7, 2016

OTTAWA, Canada -- Researchers said Thursday they have found a way to fashion a cheap mosquito trap out of old tires that can collect thousands of eggs that may…

Costa Rica’s first satellite project enters decisive stage
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s first satellite project enters decisive stage

L. Arias - March 16, 2016

Officials at the Costa Rica-based Central American Association for Aeronautics and Space (ACAE) on Monday announced they will launch a crowdfunding campaign to raise $75,000 needed to orbit…