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Mysterious rock that fell in Costa Rica is a meteorite ‘of great scientific interest,’ UCR says
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Mysterious rock that fell in Costa Rica is a meteorite ‘of great scientific interest,’ UCR says

AFP and The Tico Times - April 30, 2019

An object that caused surprise when it disturbed the skies above Costa Rica with a rumble and a luminous wake turned out to be a meteorite, the…

Cancer-detecting AI created from Costa Rican image archive
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cancer awareness
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Cancer-detecting AI created from Costa Rican image archive

Kerry Sheridan / AFP - January 12, 2019

Artificial intelligence may be poised to wipe out cervical cancer, after a study showed on Thursday computer algorithms can detect pre-cancerous lesions far better than trained experts…

Six Costa Rican students win scholarships to study in United States
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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Six Costa Rican students win scholarships to study in United States

Katherine Stanley - August 9, 2018

Their outstanding academic performance, English fluency, leadership, and interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) have paid off: six Costa Rican students have won a scholarship…

Central America’s first hydrogen-fueled bus hits the road in Costa Rica
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costa rican innovations
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Central America’s first hydrogen-fueled bus hits the road in Costa Rica

Robin Kazmier / Yale Climate Connections - April 18, 2018

GUANACASTE – Just off a quiet road amid sparsely wooded fields are four rows of solar panels and a single wind turbine. The power they generate is…

Watch the full launch of the first satellite designed and built in Costa Rica
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Space
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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
Science & Tech
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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
Science and Tech
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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…

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