ACAE Vice President Carolina García shows the spacecraft frame of Costa Rica’s first picosatellite, scheduled for deployment in early 2018. INA Executive President Minor Rodríguez (left) and TEC Professor Adolfo Chavez took part in the official presentation on March 22.
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A spacecraft of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will take the satellite to the International Space Station, for its deployment into space, likely at the end of the first quarter next year.
Researchers found that the new bean variety can grow in most of the country, although farmers in the Northern Zone and Southern Pacific got the best results.
Nambí beans are tolerant to extreme drought conditions and high temperatures; they have a shorter production cycle and show more resistance to various diseases.
Apterostigma ants use their own antibiotic: a natural substance that kills parasitic fungi. Researchers believe it could also help humans.
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The research group already patented their findings, therefore if the project concludes with a commercially distributed antibiotic, recognition and a share of the profits will be distributed equally among the three universities.
If the change is approved, carriers will charge post-paid customers for transferred data instead of connection speed.
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Results of a recent study prompted SUTEL to propose letting market competition determine internet rates. The institution would regulate only the quality, not the cost, of telecom services.
The “Veep” from Venus Motors. The vehicle can be customized to include, for example, a hard or soft top and AC.
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Karla Hill from Venus Motors on why she moved the company from Bend, Oregon, to Guanacaste: “We can be a drop in the bucket in the U.S. but we can make a real difference in Costa Rica.”
One of the research towers in Santa Rosa. Two of the four towers here measure the exchange of carbon between the atmosphere and the forest.
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Arturo Sánchez-Azofeifa’s network of sensors in Santa Rosa provides real-time data on the forest’s response to climate change.
Tico physicist and former NASA astronaut Franklin Chang Díaz plans to demonstrate in October a one-hour plasma firing of its VASIMR prototype at his company’s vacuum chamber in Houston.
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The VASIMR engine being developed by Costa Rican physicist Franklin Chang Díaz is one step closer to proving itself the best technology for propelling the next generation of spacecraft.
Turrialba Volcano sends a column of ash, steam and rock 3,000 meters high in an eruption July 25, 2016.
Turrialba Volcano decided to celebrate the Annexation of Nicoya national holiday with a bang Monday morning.
Lifeguards carry injured surfer Jon Becker to an ambulance at Tamarindo’s Playa Grande after he was attacked by a crocodile.
Jon Becker, 59, remained in critical condition early Friday evening at Enrique Baltodano Hospital in Liberia.
The newly discovered Talamancan palm-pitviper was found in the northern region of the Talamanca mountain range. The snakes live in trees where their green and black pattern gives them camouflage.
(Courtesy: University of Central Florida)
The discovery brings the total number of snakes in Costa Rica to 143, of which 23 are venomous.