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UCR doctors have ready the first non-invasive ventilator ready for patients with COVID-19

(QCOSTARICA) The first model of non-invasive ventilation and with a built-in isolation mask to treat patients with COVID-19, Fluxus Mask, created by a group of doctors from the University of Costa Rica (UCR), passed all preclinical tests and safety parameters. The UCR reports that the...

UCR: COVID-19 second wave “pico” could occur within a week

(QCOSTARICA) The “Pico” (peak) of positive cases COVI-19 of the pandemic "second wave" could occur within a week. That is the estimation from Observatorio del Desarrollo (OdD) of the University of Costa Rica (UCR) after analyzing the epidemiological data released by the Ministry of Health...

Three Costa Rica public universities stand out on the list of the best in the world

The Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR), Tecnológico de Costa Rica (TEC) and the Universidad Nacional (UNA), appear in the list of the best universities in the world, according to the QS World University Ranking 2021. The measurement is carried out worldwide at a total of...

UCR project would solve missing swabs for Coronavirus tests

Costa Rica Health authorities project a shortage of at least 50,000 swabs to carry out diagnostic tests for Coronavirus, a figure that could increase exponentially over time. A project from the University of Costa Rica (UCR) would solve the shortage. The proposal is promoted jointly...

Miracle coronavirus: President Alvarado has a positive rating for the first time

President Carlos Alvarado's handling of the coronavirus epidemic in the country has earned him a strong, abrupt and favorable leap in his popularity and that of his government; with the highest approval of a president in the last 18 years in Costa Rica. The president...

Good News: UCR Respirators Pass Clinical Tests

The two prototypes of respirators designed by the University of Costa Rica (UCR) to assist people sick with COVID-19, have passed clinical tests and are almost ready to start production. Both prototypes were subjected to tests this week with robotic models and other resources at...

Was it a 5.4 or 5.8? Earthquake Shakes Costa Rica Friday Night

A more than 5 magnitude earthquake shook Costa Rica Friday, at 8:40 pm, in Buenos Aires of Puntarenas, in the southern zone, near the Panama border, and the shock wave was felt even in San José. The country's two centers for earthquakes and volcanic activity...

What Was No Longer Consumed In Economic Slowdown

In the context of the economic slowdown that Costa Rica suffered for much of last year, 40% of families restricted their purchases of clothing and footwear. One-third of households reduced their spending on meals outside the home, and in the area of other recreation or...

Sala IV Says Anyone Can Record Police Operations

Costa Rica's Constitutional Court - Sala IV as it is popularly known - gave its consent for anyone to record police operations in order to avoid injustice. The court decision was announced by the Semanario Universidad, the Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) publication where the...

Update of the state of the active volcanoes of Costa Rica

New update of the state of the active volcanoes of Costa Rica, available here. The RSN (Red Sismológica Nacional UCR-ICE) is an institution in charge of the geological study of Costa Rica, especially in the area of seismology and volcanology. It was created by an...

Meteriorite Did Fall In San Carlos, UCR Confirms

The object that fell on April 23 on the roof of a house in Agua Zarcas de San Carlos is a meteorite, confirmed the Escuela Centroamericana de Geología de la Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) - Central American School of Geology of the University...

No Honeymoon For President Carlos

Most of the Costa Ricans polled on the President Carlo's Alvarado performance in his first 100 days were negative. The poll by the Centro de Investigación y Estudios Políticos (CIEP) de la Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) - Center for Research and Political Studies...

Students Marched In “Defense” of Funding For Higher Education

Students from the Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) and Universidad Nacional (UNA) two state universities - held a protest in San Jose on Tuesday, demanding increased government spending on education. The students protested in downtown San Jose, urging legislators approve a law that would allocate 1.5%...

The Solar Eclipse 2017 From Costa Rica

Some 300 people gathered at the University of Costa Rica (UCR) planetarium to spectacular coast-to-coast partial eclipse (20%) in Costa Rica occurring shortly after 1 pm local time. In Guanacaste, the television cameras captured the event for the nation to tune the partial eclipse as the...

Nicoya Peninsula Moves 11 Milimeters A Year

Q COSTA RICA - The Nicoya Peninsula moves 11 milimeters, the equivalent to more than one centimeter  (.43 inches), going northwest, according to a test made by the Universidad of Costa Rica (UCR) and the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IPU), a public research university...

Costa Rica Only Maintains Its Roads, And Does Not Improve Them

Although 85% of the national roads are in an "acceptable" state, the fact is that the government only uses patches to maintain them, while not investing to improve the 5,000 kilometers of roads. In parallel, the Conavi (national roads council) spent last year ¢14 billion...

Drone Provides A Look Inside Turrialba’s Active Crater

Q COSTA RICA - Photographs taken by a drone, some 300 meters over the active crater of the Turrialba volcano, allowed volcanologists for the first time look inside the colossus. What was learned is that the active crater's inner walls exhibit slopes that exceed 55...

Costa Rica Proposes Raising Retirement Age To 70

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - An actuarial analysis prepared  by the School of Mathematics of the University of Costa Rica (UCR), confirms that the Costa Rica Social Security Fund (Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social - CCSS) - commonly referred to as the "Caja" -...

Costa Rica Students Win Chicago Food Fair

(QCOSTARICA) 12 students from the Food Engineering of the University of Costa Rica University of Costa Rica (Ingeniería en Alimentos de la Universidad de Costa Rica - UCR), working on two different projects, won the International Food Technology fair held in Chicago, USA. The first...

State Universities Get Windfall

(QCOSTARICA) Former university professor and current president Luis Guillermo Solis announced an increase in funding for state universities, which went from ¢359 billion to ¢410 billion colones, a hike of 14% in the Special Fund for Superior Education (FEES). Plans are to raise the...

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