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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…

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

5 questions for Italian interaction designer Massimo Banzi
Weekend Arts Spotlight
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Weekend Arts Spotlight
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5 questions for Italian interaction designer Massimo Banzi

Elizabeth Lang - May 6, 2018

Combining technology with design in order to make people’s lives easier: that's what drives Italian interaction designer Massimo Banzi, who visited Costa Rica this week to lead…

Costa Rican third graders ace international technology championship
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Changemakers
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Costa Rican third graders ace international technology championship

The Tico Times - April 23, 2018

Remember our piece a few days ago about how six Costa Rican third-graders were ready to take on the world? Well, they emerged victorious: the students, all…

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…

Third-graders represent Costa Rica at international technology championship
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Changemakers
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Third-graders represent Costa Rica at international technology championship

The Tico Times - April 17, 2018

Six Costa Rican third-graders are ready to take on the world. The students, all from the public Jesús Jiménez Elementary School in Cartago, east of San José,…

Women’s Hackathon takes place in San José
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Hackathons
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Women’s Hackathon takes place in San José

The Tico Times - October 23, 2017

More than 200 women from Central America, Mexico and the Dominican Republic gathered in San José over the weekend for the first-ever Central American Women's Hackathon. The…

De San Antonio de Desamparados a las estrellas: hermanos costarricenses brillan en la NASA
Science & Tech
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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…

‘Chepex’ project seeks to provide new payment technology for public transport
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Business pulse
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‘Chepex’ project seeks to provide new payment technology for public transport

Elizabeth Lang - February 6, 2017

Travelling through Costa Rica in bus is always an experience. First you've got to figure out the bus stop location, and wonder when and if your bus…

Franklin Chang’s VASIMR plasma engine readies for key test
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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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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