Fernando Perez

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Uruguay may have started a marijuana legalization storm in Latin America

It’s barely been a month since Uruguay moved to legalize marijuana, and yet the effects of the decision are already being felt well outside of its borders.<p>Neighboring Argentina, a long-time proponent of keeping marijuana illegal, gave its first indication that Uruguay’s pivot has tempted it to at …

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Small winged bot flies autonomously for nine minutes, still can't find a mate

Many robots can fly, but only a few forsake rotors for more natural, if inefficient means of propulsion. These flapping bots have interested folks at the Delft University of Technology for many years, and their latest dragonfly-like effort has achieved what they're calling a first among winged …

At least eight dead in Argentina after looting

At least eight people have been killed during a wave of crime and looting in Argentina while local police have been on strike.<p>In Cordoba, where the wildcat strikes began, police have managed to negotiate a 50 percent pay rise. Officers in up to 17 other provinces are now refusing to work in the …

Uruguay becomes first country to legalise marijuana trade

MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Uruguay became the first country to legalise the growing, sale and smoking of marijuana on Tuesday, a pioneering social experiment that will be closely watched by other nations debating drug liberalisation.<p>People participate in the so-called "Last demonstration with illegal …

Teachers Give Better Grades to More Attractive Students: Study

If you were of a mind to forgive good-looking people for their freakishly good genetic makeup because you figure you got better brains than they did, …

What 2.1 Million Sales Means For PS4 Owners

Sony just released sales numbers for the PS4, and even the more excitable projections look conservative by comparison. The company has moved 2.1 million machines since launch, giving it the fastest selling console in history as well as a sizable lead over Microsoft's Xbox One.<p>So. what does that …

Xbox Can Hear You Curse and Will Scold You For It

Shouting profanities while slowly losing to an 11-year-old in Call of Duty is a rite of passage for gamers everywhere. But the symbiotic relationship …

Getting Mobile Display Ads To Work: Researchers Say They've Discovered Sweet Spot

When professors Miklos Sarvary, Andrew Stephen and Yakov Bart set up an experiment to test the effectiveness of mobile display ads, they were extremely skeptical. “How can this little noisy message help sell a car?” Columbia Business School’s Savary wrote in a recent email. “Well, it turns out it …

Three's UK customers can now roam in the US for free

UK mobile operator Three is extending its free roaming destinations today. After initially rolling out free roaming to some European markets, Three now supports the US, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Macau. Three customers will be able to use their UK data, text, and calling allowance while in the US …