First Central American satellite is ready to launch
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First Central American satellite is ready to launch

AFP - October 24, 2017

Costa Rican scientists have finished construction on the first Central American satellite, which will be launched into space for a carbon emissions project. The satellite, named Project…

Costa Rican scientists find new type of bacteria
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican scientists find new type of bacteria

L. Arias - July 18, 2017

A group of microbiologists from the University of Costa Rica (UCR) has discovered a new type of bacteria belonging to the Rickettsiae group, considered one of the…

Researchers find specimen of Costa Rican frog believed to be extinct
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Researchers find specimen of Costa Rican frog believed to be extinct

L. Arias - June 7, 2017

Costa Rican researchers have confirmed they found one specimen of Craugastor escoces, a native frog species known here as the Rana Vientre Rojo (red-bellied frog), last seen here…

De San Antonio de Desamparados a las estrellas: hermanos costarricenses brillan en la NASA
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Science & Tech
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De San Antonio de Desamparados a las estrellas: hermanos costarricenses brillan en la NASA

Bruce Callow - March 14, 2017

We are pleased offer this story in translation. Read the original story in English, published Monday, March 13. ¿Cómo te pones en contacto con dos técnicos veteranos…

Costa Rican researchers look to beat cancer with blackberries
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican researchers look to beat cancer with blackberries

L. Arias - December 12, 2016

Extensive studies have proved that blackberries are high in antioxidant concentrations, but researchers of the Costa Rica Institute of Technology (TEC) are now trying to identify the exact elements that…

Costa Rican ants might have the secret to better antibiotics
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican ants might have the secret to better antibiotics

L. Arias - November 6, 2016

An international team of researchers from the University of Costa Rica (UCR), Harvard University and University of Wisconsin-Madison announced the discovery of a molecule produced by Costa…

Franklin Chang’s VASIMR plasma engine readies for key test
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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.…

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…

Tico-Chilean couple seeks to turn any classroom into a science lab
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Tico-Chilean couple seeks to turn any classroom into a science lab

L. Arias - July 14, 2016

A Tico-Chilean couple is looking to improve science learning in Costa Rica with a new experiment-based teaching program based on mobile laboratories. The modules are designed to give students…

Scientists figure out why female turtles are born at higher temperatures
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Scientists figure out why female turtles are born at higher temperatures

Sarah Kaplan | The Washington Post - May 7, 2016

In the 1980s, scientists trying to save sea turtles noticed something truly bizarre. They thought they were doing something good: rescuing eggs from vulnerable beaches and keeping…