digital pollution

Digital pollution

Digital pollution is invisible, but its impact on the environment is significant. This week's cartoon by Ferran Martín takes a look at it.

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Editorial: Transhumanism

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The double footprint of Big Data

Big data, one of the greatest businesses in the future, is bad for the environment, with high energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Processors have become more efficient, but the amount of information is growing exponentially.


«The Matrix» and thermodynamics

If we were to use electrodes to extract energy from ourselves, we would collapse because we would have nothing left to keep our hearts beating.


The long and winding road

Limited adoption of development standards suggests that we still do not understand why software is so difficult to produce. Software standardisation has been limited by our poor understanding of humans’ role at the origin of technological diversity.


Digital futures

The following reflections are based on the premise that individual and social life is open to a number of possibilities, among which we can find digitalisation.


When the state of the art is ahead of the state of understanding

Deep learning is an undeniably hot topic. However, interestingly, the current success and practice of deep learning seems to be uncorrelated with its theoretical, more formal understanding.


Everything they know about us

Just by using a small part of the trail that we leave on the Internet, one can elaborate a sufficiently approximate profile.

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DECRESIM, molecular magnetism and the advance of quantum computing

DECRESIM is a project funded by the European Research Council. Its objective is to advance the use of magnetic molecules to understand some quantum phenomena better. This excellent group of the University of Valencia wants to research the laws of the microscopic world, generally unknown,


Objective: capturing the tiger

We have created a globalized society, but it is not only human populations that are increasingly interconnected. The movement of invasive species and disease vectors along our expanding routes of trade and migration presents us with serious problems of environmental change and novel public health