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Fishackathon invites conservation-minded techies to help solve overfishing
Conservation
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Conservation
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Fishackathon invites conservation-minded techies to help solve overfishing

Jill Replogle - April 22, 2016

This weekend, San José and more than 40 others cities around the world will challenge groups of coders and scientists to find solutions to problems related to overfishing and…

Tire mosquito trap could boost Zika control
Chikungunya
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Chikungunya
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Tire mosquito trap could boost Zika control

AFP - April 7, 2016

OTTAWA, Canada -- Researchers said Thursday they have found a way to fashion a cheap mosquito trap out of old tires that can collect thousands of eggs that may…

Costa Rica’s first satellite project enters decisive stage
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s first satellite project enters decisive stage

L. Arias - March 16, 2016

Officials at the Costa Rica-based Central American Association for Aeronautics and Space (ACAE) on Monday announced they will launch a crowdfunding campaign to raise $75,000 needed to orbit…

Duolingo language-learning app hits Costa Rican classrooms
Business
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Business
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Duolingo language-learning app hits Costa Rican classrooms

Zach Dyer - March 11, 2016

The popular language-learning app Duolingo is moving from smartphones into classrooms around Costa Rica. On Monday, trainers from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based company showed more than 300 public and…

US Sen. Bill Nelson: Costa Rica has a place in the future of space flight
Business
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Business
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US Sen. Bill Nelson: Costa Rica has a place in the future of space flight

Zach Dyer - March 8, 2016

Costa Rica is hosting astronauts and space experts from around the world this week for the third International Astronauts Forum on human space technology, sponsored by the…

NASA astronauts celebrate mission anniversary in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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NASA astronauts celebrate mission anniversary in Costa Rica

L. Arias - March 5, 2016

Four of the seven crew members of NASA’s STS-61C mission, including Tico astronaut Franklin Chang Díaz, met Friday in Costa Rica to celebrate the 30th anniversary of…

Brazilian police detain Facebook executive on court order
Brazil
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Brazil
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Brazilian police detain Facebook executive on court order

Filipe Pacheco and Jing Cao | Bloomberg - March 1, 2016

Brazil's federal police detained a Facebook executive Tuesday for failing to cooperate with judicial orders related to information on the company's website in an investigation of drug…

Untimely death of Costa Rica woman in US leaves family with $70,000 in medical bills
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Untimely death of Costa Rica woman in US leaves family with $70,000 in medical bills

Zach Dyer - March 1, 2016

[caption id="attachment_89378" align="aligncenter" width="700"] (Courtesy Ari Rosales)[/caption] Update: 12 p.m. Wed., March 2. On Wednesday morning the family of Barbara Calderón, a Costa Rican woman who died while visiting…

The technology at the heart of the Apple-FBI debate, explained
Business
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Business
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The technology at the heart of the Apple-FBI debate, explained

Christopher Soghoian | Special to The Washington Post - February 29, 2016

What if the FBI could force Samsung to covertly turn on the video camera in your smart TV? Or force Google to deliver a malicious security update…

Costa Rica ranks just above average in 4G mobile coverage
Business
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Business
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Costa Rica ranks just above average in 4G mobile coverage

L. Arias - February 25, 2016

A study on 4G LTE mobile networks ranks Costa Rica's carriers just above the world average in terms of performance and coverage. Just over 40 percent of the country is…

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