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Costa Rica to create Space Agency; bill passed by Congress
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Costa Rica to create Space Agency; bill passed by Congress

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 19, 2021

The Legislative Assembly on Thursday approved in a second debate the creation of the Costa Rican Space Agency. Appropriately, the news came on the day NASA landed…

WhatsApp stresses privacy as users flock to rivals
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WhatsApp stresses privacy as users flock to rivals

AFP - January 13, 2021

WhatsApp on Tuesday reassured users about privacy at the Facebook-owned messaging service as people flocked to rivals Telegram and Signal following a tweak to its terms. There…

Intel restarting assembly operations in Costa Rica, investing $350 million
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Intel restarting assembly operations in Costa Rica, investing $350 million

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 10, 2020

Intel Corporation will invest $350 million over the next three years to restart assembly operations in Costa Rica. The Costa Rican Presidency expects the venture will create…

Costa Rica chosen as site for ‘next-generation’ space radar
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica chosen as site for ‘next-generation’ space radar

The Tico Times - July 23, 2020

LeoLabs has chosen Costa Rica as the location of its next space radar, the United States-based company announced this week in a press release. LeoLabs's radar network…

Costa Rica has responded to the coronavirus with technological development
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Costa Rica has responded to the coronavirus with technological development

AFP and The Tico Times - May 19, 2020

Laboratories and research centers in Costa Rica have put their knowledge at the service of combating the new coronavirus, developing a range of products that has allowed…

Intel Costa Rica names Ileana Rojas as new site GM
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Costa Rica
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Intel Costa Rica names Ileana Rojas as new site GM

The Tico Times - October 29, 2019

Intel Costa Rica has 100% Costa Rican leadership for the first time. The multinational company announced the news Monday in a press release, where it revealed that…

How Costa Rican students talked to an astronaut on the International Space Station
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Science & Tech
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How Costa Rican students talked to an astronaut on the International Space Station

Bruce Callow - June 5, 2019

While coauthor Ana Luisa Monge and I were doing a workshop at the University of Costa Rica planetarium about our book, "To the Stars: Costa Rica in…

Phones made by Huawei impacted by U.S. blacklist
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Phones made by Huawei impacted by U.S. blacklist

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 20, 2019

By some estimates, Huawei smartphones are the most popular brand in Costa Rica. But the hundreds of thousands of Costa Ricans who use phones created by Chinese…

Space Ticos: Two Costa Ricans make headlines at NASA
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Costa Rica
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Space Ticos: Two Costa Ricans make headlines at NASA

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 13, 2019

Students at Stoney Nakoda Elementary School in Alberta, Canada had a special guest lecturer during a recent class. As part of a space-themed lesson, the class spoke…

Institute of Technology creates microcontroller fully designed and developed in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Institute of Technology creates microcontroller fully designed and developed in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 9, 2019

You might have to squint to see this for yourself. The Costa Rica Institute of Technology (TEC) has created the first RISC, 32-bit microcontroller completely designed and…