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Puertorriqueño crea juego para móviles simulando detener muro de Trump

 06/15/2017 - 05:41
Puerto Rican Prof. Carlos Marcial Torres, during an interview with EFE, in San Juan, Puerto Rico on June 14, 2017. EFE/JORGE MUÑIZ
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El profesor de cine y literatura Marcial Torres decidió crear la aplicación debido a la falta de apoyo económico que el Gobierno de Puerto Rico le otorga a los cineastas locales para la producción de proyectos cinematográficos.

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El profesor mexicano Carlos Marcial Torres espera que en Puerto Rico haya una revolución tecnológica para ampliar el conocimiento y producir otras aplicaciones.  EFE/JORGE MUÑIZ

Puerto Rican creates mobile app simulating stopping Trump's US-Mexico wall

 06/15/2017 - 04:54
Puerto Rican Prof. Carlos Marcial Torres, during an interview with EFE, in San Juan, Puerto Rico on June 14, 2017. EFE/JORGE MUÑIZ
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The professor said he decided to create the app because of the lack of economic support provided by the Puerto Rican government to local filmmakers to produce film projects.

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Puerto Rican Prof. Carlos Marcial Torres, during an interview with EFE, in San Juan, Puerto Rico on June 14, 2017. EFE/JORGE MUÑIZ

Mexican Tarahumara woman wins 50km in sandals

 05/25/2017 - 03:15
A woman from Mexico's Tarahumara indigenous community has won a 50km (31 miles) ultramarathon wearing sandals. FOTOGRAPHIX
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The Tarahumara are famous for being excellent runners.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 3:00am
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A woman from Mexico's Tarahumara indigenous community has won a 50km (31 miles) ultramarathon wearing sandals. FOTOGRAPHIX

[OP-ED]: Will robots dis-employ us all?

 05/11/2017 - 10:11
The robots won’t steal all our jobs, because their efficiencies will create more purchasing power for other spending or new products that require human involvement and oversight. For proof, consider smartphones. In 2012, they had created nearly 500,000 jobs for “mobile apps,” up from zero in 2007.
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 We have yet another study that debunks the widespread notion that robots -- and other forms of automation, including “artificial intelligence” -- will destroy our jobs and lead to a future of permanently high unemployment. According to the study, that would completely rewrite history, which has shown job creation to be an enduring strength of the U.S. economy.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 10:00am
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The robots won’t steal all our jobs, because their efficiencies will create more purchasing power for other spending or new products that require human involvement and oversight. For proof, consider smartphones. In 2012, they had created nearly 500,000 jobs for “mobile apps,” up from zero in 2007.

Notifica: a new mobile app to alert people of immigration raids

 03/31/2017 - 04:37
A woman using the new mobile app, Notifica, that allows undocumented migrants to alert relatives, friends and attorneys if they become victims of immigration raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, in Austin, Texas, United States. EFE/ALEX SEGURA LOZANO

A new mobile app called Notifica will allow undocumented migrants to alert relatives, friends and attorneys if they become victims of immigration raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Friday, March 31, 2017 - 4:00am
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A woman using the new mobile app, Notifica, that allows undocumented migrants to alert relatives, friends and attorneys if they become victims of immigration raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, in Austin, Texas, United States. EFE/ALEX SEGURA LOZANO

[OP-ED]: Is your phone eavesdropping on your conversation about cannibalism? Mine may have.

 03/08/2017 - 18:41

Schutt investigates -- with dark humor -- how cannibalism works within different animal species and how it’s understood by humans of different nations, cultures and religions. Somehow he makes the subject fascinating, rather than gruesome.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

If you were to read biology professor Bill Schutt’s new book “Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History,” you’d have lots to talk about at the dinner table.

There are, for instance, sections on how cannibalism is portrayed in popular culture, news stories and historical texts. Schutt investigates -- with dark humor -- how cannibalism works within different animal species and how it’s understood by humans of different nations, cultures and religions. Somehow he makes the subject fascinating, rather than gruesome.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 7:10am
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Schutt investigates -- with dark humor -- how cannibalism works within different animal species and how it’s understood by humans of different nations, cultures and religions. Somehow he makes the subject fascinating, rather than gruesome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Closing the digital divide one government app at a time

 08/19/2010 - 11:48
Closing the digital divide one government app at a time
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Welcome to the brave new world of social (media) government -- a world where you can use mobile phone apps to get information from Uncle Sam so you don't actually have to talk to him.

On July 2, the White House relaunched its usa.gov website and rolled out 20 sleek new multiplatform apps that allow phones to perform wonders such as reading bar-codes and searching the database of Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls, and getting up-to-the minute travel advisories from the Transportation Security Administration.

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