tech / science

France

Fake News: A Threat To Democracy, But Also To Big Business

Phony press releases are a big thorn in the sides of many multinational companies. These big shot...

France

Good And Evil Uses Of Facial Recognition Around The Globe

Much has been said about China's use of biometric technology for mass civilian surveillance. But ...

France

Face Masks For Burping Cows, A New Way To Fight Climate Change

For more than a year now, humans around the world have been masking up to limit the spread of COVID. Now, masks may be deployed among another species to combat a very different global ill: cow ...

Switzerland

Bertrand Piccard: Profits And Saving The Planet Go Together

Five Questions for the legendary pilot, environmental activist and founder of Solar Impulse Found...

Argentina

VR For HR: Virtual Reality As A Tangible Tool For Human Resources

Latin American firms are joining others around the world testing Virtual and Augmented Reality so...

France

Crypto Tipping Point: Is Digital Currency Too Big To Fail?

Now that central banks are opening to the idea of digital currencies, there may no turning back. ...

France

3D-Printed Houses: Ultimate Backyard Construction Gets Real

Announced several years ago, 3D-printing in the building industry is becoming a reality with the ...

Azerbaijan

In Azerbaijan, The "Sextape" Is An Instrument Of Repression

Critics of Ilham Aliev's regime accuse the government of using sexually explicit material — i...

Italy

For Facebook Moderators, The Soul-Crushing Job Must Go On

Underpaid and overexposed to what in some cases can be truly disturbing content, moderators are t...

Lebanon

Clubhouse: Why This Social Platform Scares Arab Regimes

Glittering virtual lounges are popping up, inviting people to participate, solely by audio, in de...

France

Biomimicry: Learning From Nature To Create New Technology

Can nature save capitalism? Biomimicry is thought-provoking because it provides many sources of i...

France

Roaring 2020s? Here's The Post Pandemic Best-Case Scenario

Could the 2020s be an era of prosperity? The pandemic has paved the way for digital, biological, ...

United States

Specimen Preservation Can Prevent Next Zoonotic Pandemic

Imagine yourself as the first naturalist to stand in a place where little recorded scientific knowledge exists, like Alfred Russel Wallace in the Malay Archipelago or Alexander von Humboldt in ...

United States

Artificial Intelligence Could Steal Our Jobs — And Our Souls

Technological progressions have always changed how we behave. But AI has much more far-reaching p...

United States

The World's Social Media Alternatives To Facebook And Twitter

Whether governments exercising control or protest movements needing a boost, upstart social media...

Belgium

Smart Cities Won't Save The Planet: We Need Low-Tech Cities

The concept of smart cities is a kind of received wisdom among planners and technologists, but ou...

France

The Next Catastrophe Has Already Been Predicted — Again

Before it even began, the pandemic was already on the radar of big risks — and yet we were un...

Ghana

How Facial Recognition Technology Is Different In Africa

There's a reason many Africans are wary of the identification technology: It doesn't work as well...

France

How COVID-19 Exposed The Hard Questions About The Gig Economy

Consumers are convinced. Wall Street is buoyant. Demand around the world for app-based services is booming, with entire nations stuck at home during COVID-19 lockdowns and the prospect of goods ...

Germany

Achtung Santa! A German Study Sets The Ideal Limit On Toys

Play is a fundamental part of childhood development. But when it comes to toys, as one nursery in...

China

Billionaire Surveillance: China Tracks Its Tech Moguls

For a number of weeks now, Beijing has been trying to regain control of its internet heroes, who ...

Italy

Food & The Digital Revolution: Plugging In To Return To Our Roots

Technology itself is neither plague nor panacea for our sustainable, inclusive food future. It is always humans who choose which innovations to pursue, and how to use them. The revolution of ...