Watch the full launch of the first satellite designed and built in Costa Rica
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Watch the full launch of the first satellite designed and built in Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - April 3, 2018

The first Central American satellite – designed and built in Costa Rica – has now been launched into space and into history. The satellite, named Project Irazú in honor…

Costa Rican scientists discover new bacteria
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Science & Tech
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Costa Rican scientists discover new bacteria

Katherine Stanley - February 22, 2018

You know you've made it when you've got a strain of Listeria named after you. "Listeria costaricensis" is the official name for a new bacteria identified by…

‘Tunnel of Science’ dazzles in Desamparados
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Events
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‘Tunnel of Science’ dazzles in Desamparados

Mitzi Stark - November 13, 2017

The Tunnel of Science is a new concept: a traveling museum that brings the very latest in science and technology to countries around the world, and is…

First Central American satellite is ready to launch
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Science and Tech
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.…

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