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Marcos Antonio Hernandez

Where Latin American author Marcos Antonio Hernandez turns the news into story ideas

July 19, 2022
Airtag stalking

An actress famous for her role in Altered Carbon discovered she had a stalker because of her iPhone. An airtag was placed on her or her belongings, letting someone know where she was while walking around Disneyland.  Turning this into a story, what if a woman tries to escape from her former boyfriend, but he keeps […]

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July 12, 2022
A new fitness wearable promises “ultrahuman power.”

Ultrahuman, a company specializing in fitness wearables, has come out with a new ring they say “provides insights into your metabolism by monitoring sleep and movement.” It can pair with a glucose tracker, providing more insight into someone’s state of existence. Turning this into a story, what if there’s a Ratatouille-type story where an unlikely […]

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July 5, 2022
AI can tell the difference between chicken squawks.

Ask any dog owner, and they'll tell you that they can tell what their dog means by the sound they make. Maybe it's a playful bark or an angry bark. But do you think they can do the same for chickens? Researchers at the City University in Hong Kong have taught AI how to listen […]

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June 21, 2022
Preserving cities in the metaverse.

To save cultural artifacts after their country was invaded by Russia, Ukrainians are putting “landmarks, cultural sites, monuments and everyday things” into a digital archive using a mobile app called Polycam. The project hopes that the high-quality scans can be used as an augmented reality-type space for learning, or they can influence potential reconstruction down […]

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June 14, 2022
Microplastics are even in Antarctica.

Scientists in Antarctica have discovered microplastics on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica. Maybe not a surprise since it’s common knowledge that microplastics are in the ocean, and the ocean goes to Antarctica.  But scientists report that they’ve found microplastics in a fresh snowfall. In other words, microplastics are literally falling from the sky.  It’s […]

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June 7, 2022
A 3-D printed ear?

A New York company called 3DBio Therapeutics performed a feat of tissue engineering that sounds like something out of a science fiction novel. They printed an ear using a woman’s cells, then successfully transplanted it onto her, replacing the misshapen left ear she was born with. Scientists hope the transplant, grown from her own cells, has a […]

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May 31, 2022
A Native American sailed to Spain?

A Spanish expedition kidnapped a young Native American from the coast of Virginia in 1561. He was the local chief’s son, and the Spaniards called him Paquiquino. They took him to Spain, where he met the King and was given permission to go home.  Instead of taking him straight back to the Chesapeake, the Spaniards took […]

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May 24, 2022
Only a day’s worth of gas?

Sri Lanka’s prime minister announced that his country has just a single day of gasoline left because of an economic crisis. Fuel isn’t the only thing the country has in short supply; medicine and food are also lacking. There’s a chance that the country gets more fuel from India. But, according to the prime minister, […]

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May 10, 2022
Can you imagine dealing with 5 sandstorms in a month?

An hours-long sandstorm in Iraq grounded flights at Baghdad airport and sent hundreds to the hospital. It’s the fifth time sandstorm in the past month. The sandstorms cause often cause respiratory problems and make transportation difficult, if not impossible. Experts say climate change is to blame, while others point to water mismanagement. Could you imagine going on […]

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May 3, 2022
The world’s first floating city.

A city in South Korea has an ambitious new project: a floating, self-sustainable city. The plans include three separate platforms, all connected to each other and land by bridges. Initially designed for approximately twelve thousand people, a fully realized city would have twenty platforms and accommodate one hundred thousand people. No cars will be allowed; everyone […]

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