Outer Space Indoors

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To reach investors and the notice of the public, tech startup projects must be radical, different. A co-working company in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, has adopted that concept literally and created a space that is out of this world. At the company, UFO Space, in the city of Canoas, a suburb of Porto Alegre, the idea of the infinite freedom of outer More...

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On July 5, 2018
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Astronomer Makes History

Astronomer Denilso Camargo, from the Brazilian Ministry of Defense’s Military College in Porto Alegre, has made a remarkable discovery. After combing through data gathered by NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey More...

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On April 1, 2018
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When Blimps Ruled the Air

A dirigible balloon is a lighter-than-air floating airship, also known as a blimp. Balloons filled with hot air large enough to carry humans have been around since the 1600s. However, no blimp has ever been as More...

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On March 31, 2018
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Technology Fights Crime

Two years ago, when entrepreneur Federico Vega launched a startup offering Uberlike services for the freight industry, the trucking business in Brazil was in the midst of a wave of cargo theft. Across Brazil, but More...

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On March 22, 2018
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Brazil Enters Space Industry

US companies eager to tap into the fast-growing market for low-cost satellite launches could become the first customers when Brazil’s Alcântara space center in the state of Maranhão opens as a commercial More...

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On October 1, 2017
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Free Training from Facebook

This week Facebook launched its first innovation center in the world. Based in São Paulo, Facebook’s center, known as Estação Hack, was created with the mission of fostering local talent by providing free More...

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On September 22, 2017
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Russian Hacking Mystery Solved

When Russia created Facebook profiles of fake Americans to influence the 2016 American election, it could make up fake names and biographical details, but it needed photos, too. Now a salesman in Brazil has stepped More...

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On August 21, 2017
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A Girl’s Dream of Outer Space

Eleven-year-old Anna Paulla Kelly Moura is sure that one day someone from her neighborhood will go into space. “One day,” she says. Anna Paulla lives in Rocinha, the largest favela in Rio de Janeiro. Given More...

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On July 11, 2017
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App Tracks Rio Gun Battles

Gun violence is on the rise in Rio de Janeiro, with the sound of firefights echoing daily across Brazil’s seaside city as drug gangs battle each other and battle police officers patrolling the favelas. Rio More...

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On July 28, 2016
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Brazilian Start-ups Competition

With the world economy in turmoil, both investors and university students are currently assessing the best route for success. Economies once considered rock solid are showing signs of cracking, such as the slowdown More...