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    Never Walk Alone, Stay Safe with a Virtual Companion

    A new personal-safety app for Apple and Android allows friends to virtually walk each other home. The app, called simply Companion, was originally designed by students at the University of Michigan to protect students walking home late at night. Today,...

    Electric Buses Coming to San Jose

    In just a few weeks, hybrid buses will hit the roads between San Jose and Desamparados as part of a new test initiative. According to Edgar Gutierrez, Minister of Environment, “The aim is to measure the efficiency and maintenance needed...

    Costa Rica Is Running 100% on Renewable Electricity

    Costa Rica continues its quest to become the most sustainable and renewable energy country on the planet and has now powered the entire country for more than 75 days (as of the March 24th ) using only renewable energy....

    Costa Rican Company Saves ¢600,000 Per Month Thanks to Solar Panels

    After installing solar panels to generate all their electricity, the Costa Rican company Florex has been able to save ¢600,000 per month. The vice president of the firm, Silvia Chaves, confirmed this incredible story on Friday's Nuestra Voz program. The installation of...

    $1.3 Million in Funding Available for Environmentally Conscious Costa Rican Business Projects

    Small and medium entrepreneurs who want to develop environmentally friendly projects or start an eco-conscious business will have access to $1.3 million in loans to finance these initiatives.The credit manager of Fundecooperación, Enrique Meza said that the amounts granted...

    Fiber Optic High-Speed Internet Coming to Costa Rica

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Internet via fiber optics to the home (FTTH) will be knocking on the doors of Costa Ricans next year, to provide speeds of up to 100 Mbps, although they must overcome the challenge...

    Companies Received Award for Innovative Practices

    In September three Costa Rican companies were honored for promoting innovation in their products. These companies were Natural Sins, Orplant Dracaenas de Altura and Thermosolutions Group S.A., which received a "BTM Award", issued by the Foreign Trade Agency of...

    CO2 emissions with Google Earth

    A team of US scientists led by Purdue University unveiled an interactive Google Earth map on Thursday showing carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels across the United States. The high-resolution map shows carbon dioxide emissions in metric tons in residential...

    Costa Rican Investors shift focus to Biofuels

    Biofuel investing has seen a sharp rise over the past year, but spiked just since President Obama took office. Obama’s push for green energy investment and growing demand for Green Fuels is seen as the major cause for the...

    Ormat for 65M geothermal deal

    Nevada firm plans second project with utility Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad.Reno, Nev.-based Ormat Technologies (NYSE: ORA) is preparing to start its second geothermal project in Costa Rica after being chosen for a $65 million contract with Banco Centroamericano de...
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    Apple Launches Into the World of Virtual Reality and Announces Its Mixed Reality Glasses

    The starting price will be $3,499 and will be available "early next year in the United States," a much higher price than its competitors.
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