Science and Technology

30.07.2020

How to hide from a drone – the subtle art of ‘ghosting’ in the age of surveillance

How to hide from a drone – the subtle art of ‘ghosting’ in the age of surveillance

Drones of all sizes are being used by environmental advocates to monitor deforestation, by conservationists to track poachers, and by journalists and activists to document large protests. As a political sociologist who studies social movements and drones, I document a wide range of nonviolent and pro-social drone uses in my new… »

24.07.2020

Braking Climate Change With a Mini Solar System: Do We Have to Become Solar Guerrillas?

Braking Climate Change With a Mini Solar System: Do We Have to Become Solar Guerrillas?

Of course we all know that a lot has to change on this earth so that humans and animals have a viable future on this planet. In order to achieve this goal, you can and must bring about a system change in the political and economic area, or you have… »

23.07.2020

Black Lives Matter forces an IBM U-turn on facial recognition

Black Lives Matter forces an IBM U-turn on facial recognition

A system which worsens discrimination. In the midst of the recent Black Lives Matter protests, which raised questions about policing and racism in the United States and elsewhere, technology company IBM announced its withdrawal from the general-purpose facial recognition market. Could this be a turning point in the use of such technologies—fraught… »

19.07.2020

Is There an Alternative to 5G?

Is There an Alternative to 5G?

We have recently met with great pleasure Gunter Pauli, economist, entrepreneur and successful author, former professor at the Polytechnic of Turin with the task of providing the cultural basis of the systemic design approach, known above all for being the creator and founder of the… »

11.07.2020

Overcoming Fear: the Way of the Ippocrate Movement

Overcoming Fear: the Way of the Ippocrate Movement

Many times, during the Covid-19 pandemic, the topic of possible virus treatments came up and sparked controversy. On the initiative of Mauro Rango, an Italian passionate about medicine who lives in Rodrigues (Republic of Mauritius), a study group was formed which has been recently formalized in the Hippograte.Org association. Let’s… »

08.07.2020

How drones and aerial vehicles could change cities

How drones and aerial vehicles could change cities

Drones, personal flying vehicles and air taxis may be part of our everyday life in the very near future. Drones and air taxis will create new means of mobility and transport routes. Drones will be used for surveillance, delivery and in the construction sector as it moves towards automation. The… »

17.06.2020

China’s quantum satellite enables first totally secure long-range messages

China’s quantum satellite enables first totally secure long-range messages

In the middle of the night, invisible to anyone but special telescopes in two Chinese observatories, satellite Micius sends particles of light to Earth to establish the world’s most secure communication link. Named after the ancient Chinese philosopher also known as Mozi, Micius is the world’s first quantum communications satellite… »

24.05.2020

I’m a bit of a modern-day alchemist, recovering gold from old mobile phones

I’m a bit of a modern-day alchemist, recovering gold from old mobile phones

In the kitchen drawer, most of us have a few old mobile phones and tablets. But few probably realise just how much precious metal they contain. Did you know, for example, that it only takes around 41 mobile phones to recover 1g of gold? The price of gold is currently… »

23.05.2020

We Need Web Developers to Support Our Peace and Nonviolence Journalism

We Need Web Developers to Support Our Peace and Nonviolence Journalism

Pressenza is a collaborative press agency, where each person devotes their time and knowledge to a common project that goes beyond us: the humanization of journalism. Provide information that goes in the direction of solidarity, awareness, action, and non-violence. Since 2008, the date on which we started this path, we… »

22.05.2020

Technological Volunteering?

Technological Volunteering?

In these times of emergency, volunteering has seen a peak of “infected” perhaps equal to that of the pandemic. Or perhaps the media have also dealt for a while with this phenomenon that has always existed and has always been widely exploited, but with little public acknowledgement. All the social… »

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