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4 July 2014

Turning urine into water in space, Latin Americans place in the Google Science Fair, and Argentina displays the “world’s largest dinosaur.”

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Argentina is now exhibiting the fossils of the world's "largest dinosaur," a herbivore similar to the Argentinosaurus pictured above. Foto via Wikipedia.

Puerto Rico

A study conducted at the University of Puerto Rico that looks at producing water and energy from urine was chosen by NASA to be tested in their zero gravity flights.

Latin America

A 15-year-old Argentine was the winner of the Google Science Fair in his country for inventing a system that allows blind people to identify colors. The Colombia, a student at the National University of Medellín was awarded for devising a system of low cost solar cells.

Mexico

Mexican nanoscientists have designed a drug against acute lymphocytic leukemia from a plant virus that carries the sequence for encoding an enzyme that modifies the amino acid asparagine. This modification inhibits the advance of the disease.

Costa Rica

A dentist and a Costa Rican journalist have shown that Mayan culture influenced the odontological practices in Central America today.

Argentina

The Paleontological Museum in Trelew, in Argentine Patagonia, has put on public display the fossils of a dinosaur believed to be the world’s largest. It lived over 100 million years ago and weighed 77 tons.

A study of more than 170,000 black holes, conducted by American, Argentines and Chilean scientists has reexamined the concept of why different black holes have different properties.