Technology

There will no longer be monetization for YouTube videos that deny climate change

Google modified its monetization policies for YouTube to prohibit the appearance of ads in videos that deny evidence of climate change. Through a publication On its support page, the platform stated that the published content that contradicts "Solid scientific consensus on the existence and causes of climate change" they will not have ads. This new company policy prevents videos that share hoaxes or deny trends that show climate change from becoming monetized.

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Likewise, those contents that misinform about the consequences of greenhouse gases in climate change or the role of human action in this problem will also stop generating income. Google assured that it is a company that is aware of the debate around this issue and for that reason it will keep the ads in the videos that talk about climate change, and also in those that report a false claim. The company said that these measures have been introduced due to complaints from advertisers, who do not want their brand ads to appear in content that denies climate change.

Science

Colombian scientists advance in the creation of biosynthetic skin and bone tissues

A group of scientists from the Advanced Therapies Unit of the District Institute of Science, Biotechnology and Innovation in Health (IDCBIS) of Bogotá is making progress in the generation of biosynthetic skin, bone and cartilage tissues. This research seeks to help patients who require this type of tissue due to different diseases or accidents, and its development is marked by the use of new technologies and data engineering. According to the Mayor of Bogotá, tissue engineering at IDCBIS involves biologists, chemists, engineers, physicians, and other professionals working to create viable clinical products.

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The creation of these biosynthetic tissues includes the use of proteins, cells and supporting structures of natural or artificial origin. These structures are obtained from cell-free tissues or manufactured from materials capable of guaranteeing success when implanted in the human body. For its part, the creation of bone tissue is being developed through the use of 3D printed structures that mimic the shape of bone. These structures support the injured site and allow new bone to grow. The Bogotá Mayor's Office stated that these developments are in the preclinical evaluation phase and are awaiting further clinical trials. It is expected that in the medium term they can be used in patients.

More ICT news

Microsoft promises to investigate people's right to have their devices repaired

According to information from The VergeMicrosoft has set a deadline to conduct an independent study on the potential impact of making its devices easier to repair. The company seeks to make changes based on the findings of this investigation by the end of 2022. This decision comes after the NGO 'As You Sow' asked the company to analyze the potential impact of making it easier for consumers to repair their devices.

Researchers claim that the solid core of the Earth can contain soft and hard material

Using the waves produced by earthquakes, researchers from the University of Hawaii and the Japan Terrestrial and Marine Science and Technology Agency were able to infer some characteristics of the Earth's inner core. Scientists claim that in the inner core, which is mainly solid, there are regions with hard, soft and liquid iron alloys. These alloys would be found 300 kilometers above the inner core. These findings provide new information on the dynamics between the inner and outer boundary of the planet's core.

Perseverance confirms that water once flowed on Mars

The NASA team that is in charge of rover Perseverance published the photographs of the surroundings of the Jezaro crater, on Mars, in the Science magazine. According to the findings of the research team and the robot, this dry and eroded depression was a lake fed by a small river about 3.700 billion years ago. Scientists believe that the crater sediments could contain traces of ancient marine life on the red planet.

ICT appointments

Mambu presents its new manager for Central America

The cloud banking platform appointed Martha Lucia Malaver as its new general manager for Colombia, Central America, the Caribbean and Ecuador. Malaver will be in charge of expanding Mambu's presence in these markets and will work directly with clients to ensure their needs can be anticipated and met. The new CEO is an industrial engineer and leader in sales and business development with more than 15 years of experience in multinational companies in the technology and telecommunications sectors.


Main photo: District Institute of Biotechnology Science and Health Innovation (IDCBIS)