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

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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Climate Change
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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…

Intel cuts 12,000 jobs, forecast misses amid PC market decline
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Business
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Intel cuts 12,000 jobs, forecast misses amid PC market decline

Ian King | Bloomberg - April 19, 2016

Intel Corp., the world's biggest maker of semiconductors, said it will cut 12,000 jobs, or 11 percent of its workforce, retrenching as the personal-computer market heads toward…

Crowdfunding campaign to orbit Costa Rica’s first satellite surpasses goal
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Crowdfunding campaign to orbit Costa Rica’s first satellite surpasses goal

L. Arias - April 19, 2016

As of Monday evening, Central America's first satellite is one step closer to orbit. Less than 48 hours before deadline, just over 800 sponsors made it possible…

For a week, people in Costa Rica cast no shadow
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Costa Rica
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For a week, people in Costa Rica cast no shadow

Lindsay Fendt - April 14, 2016

Your afternoon walks this week in Costa Rica might be a bit lonelier than usual thanks to the absence of your familiar shadow. Every day around noon…