Aquaponics: A sustainable approach to food production
Aqua could be the solution that saves the world's agriculture. In a future where we face challenges such as climate change, soil desertification and fresh water scarcity, the ancient farming technique known as aquaponics, used by the Aztecs, could offer answers.
Shadowed Sovereignty: Iran's Influence and Iraq's Struggle for Autonomy
In a powerful critique, the author argues that the war in Iraq has been a strategic blunder for the United States, leaving the country vulnerable to Iran's expanding influence. With its large population, vast natural resources, and proximity to key regions, Iran holds a significant position in the Middle East. Moreover, Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons poses a major threat to global security. Surprisingly, the United States inadvertently handed Iraq to Iran on a silver platter by overthrowing Saddam Hussein, who served as a barrier against Iranian expansionism.
The Origin of Semiconductors: The "Fairchild Children" and the Birth of Silicon Valley
The origin of semiconductors and the supremacy of the United States in the field of technology have their roots in Silicon Valley, an area located in California that is home to some of the largest technology companies in the world, such as Facebook, Apple and Google. It all started in 1957, when a group of eight employees left the company they worked for, Semiconductor Laboratory, and founded a new company called Fairchild Semiconductor.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan: The controversial leader and his impact on Türkiye
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has been the undisputed leader of Turkish politics for the past 20 years. Despite having survived a dark and bizarre coup, tampering with the Constitution and chaotic economic policy that has devastated the country and devalued the lira, the Turks continue to bet on Erdogan. Under his leadership, Turkey has gone from being a tolerant Islamic democracy and an example of moderation to becoming an uncomfortable partner for both the European Union and NATO. Some consider that we are before the prelude to a new autocracy at the gates of Europe, while others see this as Turkey's final break with the West.
Reuse of electric vehicle batteries in large-scale energy storage systems: A smart and sustainable solution
In a world where electric vehicles are gaining popularity, a concern arises: the batteries in these cars don't last forever. With the first generation of EV batteries running low, expect a large number of used batteries. While lithium battery recycling is improving, it is still not enough. However, a simple solution presents itself: reuse those batteries for large-scale energy storage. In California, a 25 MWh grid-scale energy storage system using used batteries to store renewable energy has recently opened.
Tensions in Ukraine and Russia: Drone attacks increase the escalation of the conflict
Amid escalating tensions between Ukraine and Russia, drone strikes have been reported in kyiv and Moscow, with both sides accusing each other of carrying out these actions. The Ukrainian authorities denounce a new Russian air strike on kyiv, claiming to have shot down more than 20 drones and causing the death of at least one person, as well as several injuries. On the other hand, Russia also blames Ukraine for carrying out a drone strike against Moscow.
Violence and tensions in Kosovo: A call for peace and international cooperation
After the day of riots, the authorities in Shrekham have decided not to take any more risks. NATO peacekeepers have been deployed on the streets of the city, especially near the municipal buildings, which still bear the marks of the violence that took place recently.
Rising espionage accusations and restrictions in China raise concern among international companies
Applause and music mark the beginning of the story that takes place at the end of March 2023. Hiroshiyama, a 50-year-old executive who worked for Estelas Pharma, a major pharmaceutical company in Japan, disappears on his last day in China after having worked there for 20 years. He soon finds out that he was detained by Chinese police and accused of espionage, thus becoming the 18th Japanese to be detained for this reason since 2015.
The dominance of the dollar in the global financial system: Challenges and prospects for the future
The offensive against the dominance of the dollar has gained strength in recent times. Over the years, the end of the dollar as the international hegemonic currency has been repeatedly announced, but so far it has never materialized. However, this time things could be different. The dollar has been the foundation of the global financial and trading system since the Bretton Woods agreements in 1944, but more and more countries, especially dictatorships and emerging economies, are beginning to fear the consequences of relying heavily on this currency.
The United States and its growing debt: Is its financial hegemony at risk?
The United States faces a growing debt that exceeds 100% of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Despite this, spending on health and weapons force the country to continue borrowing. Democrats and Republicans were negotiating to raise the debt ceiling yet again, raising the question of whether the United States is trapped in a debt spiral. Although the country is the heart of the global financial system thanks to the dominance of the dollar, there is a limit to issuing debt without consequences.
The New Silk Road Part 1
Introduction: The People's Republic of China has experienced impressive growth in recent decades, becoming the world's great factory and aspiring to rival the United States. His ambition is not just limited to the economy, however, as China also seeks to play a prominent political role on the world stage. In this two-part article, we'll explore one particular aspect of Chinese strategy: the New Silk Road, a massive infrastructure project that seeks to spread Chinese influence across the globe. In this first part, we will see the historical background and the evolution of the project, as well as its main objective.