Marcela Colmenares Amaya

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Innovative Women Are Closing The Gender Gap

If we want a more prosperous and innovative economy, we can’t leave half the population behind. This isn’t a feminist rant. Academics and economists — most of whom are men — are singing the same tune. Vivek Wadhwa has been leading the charge since 2009. His latest project, which he did with Farai …

As machines take on more human work, what’s left for us?

For decades, labor economists have sought to quantify and predict the the impact of computer technology on both current and future employment, a …

The Real Raw Material of Wealth

TIRANA – Poor countries export raw materials such as cocoa, iron ore, and raw diamonds. Rich countries export – often to those same poor countries – …

Placemaking in Paris: How Politics Changed the Parisian Landscape

<i>PPS has been learning from and advocating for better public spaces in Paris, a city that has quietly done more than any other in recent decades to</i> …

This Treadmill Uses Your Workout To Wash Your Clothes

Si Hyeong Ryu’s “Wheel” features several compartments underneath the circular treadmill track in which to stuff your dirty clothes. Power generated …

10 ways technology is fighting climate change

A startling new report on climate change was released in early 2014. It didn't mention exact dates or specific forecasts for the future, but it did …

World Bank Restructuring Could Benefit Open Gov

August 4, 2014<p>World Bank Restructuring Could Benefit Open Gov<p>It is an uncommon sight to see an open government actor “talking shop” with a …

How to Help an Underperformer

As a manager, you can’t accept underperformance. It’s frustrating, time-consuming, and it can demoralize the other people on your team. But what do you do about an employee who isn’t performing up to snuff? How do you help turn around the problematic behavior? And how long do you let it go on …

GALLUP: Advertising On Facebook And Twitter Barely Even Works

According to the polling firm's latest "State of the American Consumer" report, released Monday, just 5% of Americans say social media advertising has a great deal of influence on which products they buy. In fact, 62% of the 18,000 people Gallup surveyed said social media advertising has no effect …

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Los goles científicos de América del Sur

<b>"Una parte del mundo que ha pasado demasiado tiempo en los laterales de la ciencia", dice la revista científica Nature, que dedica su último número a América del Sur.</b><p>La publicación eligió el comienzo del Mundial de Fútbol para examinar la situación de la ciencia en la región, cuando miles de …

Inside Shenzhen: China's Silicon Valley

Everywhere you look, there is enterprise. Inside the Huaqiangbei electronics markets of Shenzhen, every booth on all 10 floors represents a factory somewhere in southern China’s Pearl River Delta megalopolis. The rep will sell you one tiny component or a hundred thousand, to be delivered to your …

The Tracker Archives - Undark

Saudis Now Have an Online Portal to the King

Citizens in Saudi Arabia can now voice their opinions about their country via a new website, which promises to be a direct portal to the …

Ideologías: Manuales de Autoayuda Política.

Aceptando al peronismo y dando un paso adelante.<p>Las costosas lecciones del siglo XX poniendo el desarrollo tecnológico industrial al servicio de …

Science can answer moral questions

Questions of good and evil, right and wrong are commonly thought unanswerable by science. But Sam Harris argues that science can -- and should -- be …

Australia’s first bitcoin automatic teller opens for business in Sydney

Australia's first bitcoin automatic teller machine has gone live in central Sydney, allowing passersby to buy and sell the digital currency and exchange it for cash.<p>The orange machine, which resembles a regular banking ATM, was unveiled on Tuesday morning inside a Westfield mall on Pitt Street.<p>The …

Monument Valley: impossible architecture game builds success

Monument Valley is a beautiful thing: an architectural puzzle game for iPhone and iPad where you twist and drag bits of geometrically-impossible monuments to guide a princess named Ida through its eerie world.<p>Released earlier in April, the game has won critical acclaim from reviewers – journalists …

A Mind-Blowing Art Installation Makes A Statement

POOL, loss of colour is more than just a deceptively cool painting on the floor, it’s also kind of a visual mindf*ck. The painting, done by artist …

Art

Google Glass Aiming to Transform How We Travel

Google has been playing slow and careful when it comes to rolling out Google Glass beyond a small, albeit passionate, community of early-adopters and …

5 Tips for Making the Most of a Conference

I must admit that I’ve always been skeptical of conferences. Taking days out of the office (for a reason other than vacation) is expensive. If you’re …

Brazilian Congress passes Internet bill of rights

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s Senate unanimously approved groundbreaking legislation on Tuesday that guarantees equal access to the Internet and protects the privacy of Brazilian users in the wake of U.S. spying revelations.<p>Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff speaks during an inauguration ceremony …

Designing Streets for People, Not Just Cars

As a test case, we selected six blocks of Divisadero Street between Oak and Fulton. We chose Divisadero because it is an evolving, active pedestrian …

Higher Perspective

Pisces is the little sibling of the zodiac family. Like younger siblings in every family, they can feel under-appreciated and misunderstood. They are …

Founder of 'Russia's Facebook' Says Government Demanded Ukraine Protestors' Data

The founder of the Russian social network Vkontakte (dubbed the "Russian Facebook" by Western media) says his country's Federal Security Service …

Bolivia Deploys the World's Largest System of Cable Cars

Los diez grandes inventos que surgieron de la Primera Guerra Mundial

Además de desolación y destrucción, muertes y enormes gastos materiales, la Primera Guerra Mundial, que se libró fundamentalmente en Europa entre el …

Innovadores de América anuncia cierre de postulaciones para segunda edición de su premio

República Dominicana.- Luego de su apertura el 10 de diciembre y con una extensión del plazo hasta el 16 de marzo, la comunidad emprendedora de …