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Robots are putting human jobs at risk

Analysis by Tere Siqueira The field of robotics could potentially become the most disruptive technological change to human life since the Industrial Revolution. The reason for this is artificial intelligence. For now, artificial intelligence is designed to perform narrow tasks. But the long-term goal for many researchers is to create technology that will outperform humans at nearly every cognitive task. …

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Remembering 2017: The year in science, medicine and health

Many scientific-, medicine- and health-related phenomena and discoveries made the news during 2017. Some of the memorable events and findings in science, medicine and health included the following: *The Great American Eclipse: On Aug. 21, millions of Americans experienced the first solar eclipse to create a coast-to-coast path of totality since 1918. *Farewell to the Cassini: Starting in 2004, the …

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How to avoid being tracked on Facebook: Part II of a Two-Part Series

In our Oct. 26 issue, we at Dos Mundos informed you how Facebook is tracking your activity and the kinds of information the social networking site has about you. In this issue, we’ll share some tips you can use to avoid being tracked on Facebook. Ways you can protect your information from Facebook include the following: *Stop behavioral tracking: Facebook …

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Social media used to save lives following earthquake

By Tere Siqueira For the second time in about a month, social media has served as a life-saving tool following a large-scale disaster. Following the Sept. 19 earthquake in Mexico, the hashtags #Sismocdmx and #FuerzaMexico (“Stay Strong Mexico” in Spanish) were used to save hundreds of victims. In addition, victims who were trapped under rubble caused by collapsed buildings sought …

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Mexico takes bronze in Zhang Heng category of international competition

A group of Mexican students took home some hardware from competing recently in the FIRST Global Challenge. Held July 16-18 in Washington, D.C., the event was a competition designed to encourage young people worldwide to pursue interests in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Participants had to develop a project to address an international problem: lack of …

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Ambulance drones being developed to deliver help faster, save lives

By Melissa Arroyo The time it takes for an ambulance to arrive can be critical. To address that issue, several engineers around the world are designing ambulance drones to deliver medical supplies to an emergency scene or fly patients from the scene faster and help save lives. One prototype, called the Ambulance Drone, can be dispatched throughout a given city …

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Technology keeps us united

Commentary by Dermidio Juez-Perez You don’t have to go back too far to realize how technology has changed all our lives – especially in terms of the ways we communicate and stay connected with one another. In 2004, when I moved to the United States from Argentina at age 16, communication with my parents wasn’t as easy as it is …

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Generations and technology: Generation Z

Analysis by Chara Of the living generations in America, one generation appears to be linked more closely to the latest technology than the others: Generation Z. Born between 1995 and 2014, Generation Z is the generation after the Millennials. Members of Generation Z have had smartphones, tablets and social media all their lives. Typically introduced to technology by their parents, …

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Ransomware afecta a ordenadores de todo el mundo

A principios de mayo, compañías, hospitales, bancos y organizaciones de todo el mundo se convirtieron en víctimas de un ataque de ransomware. Ransomware es una técnica que los hackers usan para tomar a los ordenadores como rehenes cerrando archivos. A los propietarios de ordenadores se les instruye que paguen cierta cantidad dentro de un número dado de días para recuperar …

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Por seguridad, evita conectarte al Wi-Fi público

Es fácil encontrar lugares con Wi-Fi público. Restaurantes de comida rápida, hoteles y en el café están entre los lugares que lo ofrecen. Debido a la conveniencia, es tentador usar el Wi-Fi público. Pero antes de decidir usarlo nuevamente, hay algo que debes saber: podrías estar poniendo tu información personal en riesgo. Piensa en la última vez que te conectaste …

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