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Mathematics for Animation in Films and the Fight Against Crime

One of the prizes awarded by the International Mathematical Union is the Gauss Prize for the application of mathematics. It is presented every four years at the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM), held this year in Seoul (South Korea), where the winner was Stanley Osher ( [...]

Internet of Things: Opportunities and Challenges

The convergence of connecting people, things, data and processes is transforming our life, business and everything in between.

The technical definition of The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects accessed through the Internet. These objects contain embedded tec [...]

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7 Low-Cost Devices for Diagnosing Diseases in Poor Countries

Every year, 1 million people die from malaria, more than 4 million from respiratory infections, 3 million from intestinal infections and 5 million due to AIDS and tuberculosis. Also, other sexually transmitted and parasitic infections in tropical regions are responsible for hundreds [...]

5 examples of Technology for the Blind: Beyond Braille

The digital revolution has not reached everyone in the same way. In a world where the next great invention is expected to appear on mobile phone screens, blind and visually impaired people have been left behind. However, some innovative projects are trying to exploit the potential of [...]

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OpenMind - Manuel Ruiz Rejon - The genes of egoism

The Genes of Egoism

With the advances in the so-called OMICS (Genomics, Transcriptomics, Proteomics, etc.) we are witnessing countless research studies that aim to find the purported genes of a series of human features, from obesity to aggressiveness, including others as exotic as the predisposition to [...]

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José Manuel Sánchez Ron

Senior Professor of Science History at the Department of Theoretical Physics of the Autono [...]

Reinventing the Company in the Digital Age

Challenges and Opportunities for the Leader of the 21st Century

Companies that want to survive in the world of today and tomorrow must adapt to a radically different environment: customers, production functions, distribution channels, markets, human resources … Business leaders will be forced to rethink all stages of the value chain.

According [...]

Reinventing the Company: Workplaces and Cyberworkplaces

The need to create high-quality employment, more intelligent, collaborative and flexible, and which allows a better balance between professional and personal life, has led to a revolution in the practices and management of working environments. These new demands have forced the devel [...]

A Company for People: Culture, Diversity and Family

Technology will dictate the running and foundations of the new company. However it needs a basic tool: people. People are the key to transforming the business world: they plan and implement change. How will managing people, talent and corporate culture evolve in the new company? Inno [...]