Third-graders represent Costa Rica at international technology championship
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Changemakers
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Third-graders represent Costa Rica at international technology championship

The Tico Times - April 17, 2018

Six Costa Rican third-graders are ready to take on the world. The students, all from the public Jesús Jiménez Elementary School in Cartago, east of San José,…

Women’s Hackathon takes place in San José
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Hackathons
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Women’s Hackathon takes place in San José

The Tico Times - October 23, 2017

More than 200 women from Central America, Mexico and the Dominican Republic gathered in San José over the weekend for the first-ever Central American Women's Hackathon. The…

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…

‘Chepex’ project seeks to provide new payment technology for public transport
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‘Chepex’ project seeks to provide new payment technology for public transport

Elizabeth Lang - February 6, 2017

Travelling through Costa Rica in bus is always an experience. First you've got to figure out the bus stop location, and wonder when and if your bus…

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.…

Highlights from the Design Fest’s first Parque La Libertad edition
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Artists
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Highlights from the Design Fest’s first Parque La Libertad edition

Elizabeth Lang - July 6, 2016

The massive International Design Festival (FID) has been taking place in San José since 2009 to showcase Costa Rica as a creative hub. However, the FID’s organizers, Alfredo…

WhatsApp: Costa Rica’s latest policing tool
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Costa Rica
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WhatsApp: Costa Rica’s latest policing tool

Zach Dyer - May 17, 2016

The messaging service WhatsApp caught on in Costa Rica and elsewhere around the world as a way to keep up with friends and family. But local communities and…

Uber rival Cabify coming to Costa Rica
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Uber rival Cabify coming to Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - May 11, 2016

Cabify, a Spanish ride-hailing company, confirmed to The Tico Times that it will soon start offering service in Costa Rica, even though the government has already said…

Winners of Costa Rica Fishackathon create tool to help track fuel subsidies for fishing
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Winners of Costa Rica Fishackathon create tool to help track fuel subsidies for fishing

Jill Replogle - April 29, 2016

Remoras, or suckerfish, attach to sharks and other large marine animals and feed on parasites attached to their host’s body and on scraps from their host’s meals.…

Uber Costa Rica drops fares 20 percent and some drivers aren’t happy
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Uber Costa Rica drops fares 20 percent and some drivers aren’t happy

Zach Dyer - April 28, 2016

Uber Costa Rica announced a 20 percent drop in its fares Tuesday evening effective immediately, and some of its drivers are not happy about it. Several chauffeurs…