computer security company Symantec discovered one of the most sophisticated pieces of malicious software ever seen.The bug, named Regin, used for six years against targets around the world in Russia, Saudi Arabia and Ireland. Steals passwords or recover deleted files.
The US military has deployed its first laser weapon ever to be used in combat cost $40 million. Devices was installed onto the USS Ponce. Navy says the weapon can set fire to targets at the speed of light. Those targets include aerial drones, speed boats.
Microsoft hired 5ft tall robot security guard to guard Microsoft's Silicon Valley campus. Fitted with lasers, GPS and heat-detecting technology, can predict where criminals will strike next and likelihood of future crimes, operate without human control, are equipped with surveillance cameras and sensors, a thermal imaging system, can read 300 car registration plates a minute, and odour detectors. The robots analyse information from government, businesses and social media sources, alert authorities it if comes across anything suspicious.
Microsoft has yanked yet another botched patch without telling anybody. KB 3000061 is no longer being offered through Windows Update. Problems arose when the KB 3000061 installer failed, triggering a rollback.
IBM’s chip business is one of the only suppliers to the defense industry that is US owned. There are a few like Honeywell, but they can’t do advanced fab processes needed. Department of Defense worried about sending critical chip designs outside US; that they could be back-engineered or altered prior to fabrication. Foreign power could, theoretically, insert a hardware backdoor into the chip almost impossible to detect.
The J-31 stealth aircraft was unveiled at the annual China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition. The fighter jet is expected to compete with the US-made F-35 stealth aircraft, presents an attractive option to countries that are cut off from US arms exports. Second domestically-produced stealth fighter by China.
NASA introduced a drone mostly made of materials from living things, which makes it degradable in nature. Machine crash not only harmful to environment but also exposes fact that it has been flown there, not quite favorable to spies. The new drone simply melts away.
At Carnegie Mellon University, they are decoding brains and reading thoughts.“For the first time, we can get inside people’s heads the way you’ve never been able to before,” CMU’s Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging Director Marcel.
Microsoft has disclosed a potentially catastrophic vulnerability in virtually all versions of Windows. People operating Windows systems, particularly those who run websites, should immediately install a patch Microsoft released Tuesday morning.
Brain signals transmitted via the internet from one person to another have enabled two people to play a computer game by telepathy – with only one person seeing it and controlling the other’s hand movements in an experiment by US researchers.
The Indian army has successfully test-fired its medium-range nuclear-capable Agni-II (Fire-II) missile with a range of more than 2,000 kilometers (1,242 miles).
The algae virus, never before observed in healthy people, was found to affect cognitive functions including visual processing and spatial awareness. Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medical School and University of Nebraska stumbled upon the discovery when undertaking an unrelated study into throat microbes.
Russia's president Vladimir Putin has given his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping a Russian-developed world's first dual-screen smartphone. The smartphone includes a data protection system, developed by Russian engineers, which makes the phone "unique" in regard of safety levels,
Shift is expected in the way workplaces operate over the next 15 years, making nearly 50 per cent of occupations existing today redundant by 2025. Artificial intelligence will transform businesses and the work people do. Process work, customer work and vast swathes of middle management will disappear.
The first living organ, created with the use of 3D-bioprinter, will be released next year, Russian scientists announced. The experiment will start with a transplant-ready thyroid, with further work on a functional printed kidney scheduled for 2018.
China has developed a highly accurate laser weapon system that can shoot down light drones at low altitude, state media reported. The machine has a 2km range and can bring down “various small aircraft” within five seconds of locating its target
Seoul, South Korea,Internet users can get ultra-fast connections of 1000 megabits per second for $30 a month, in Hong Kong and Tokyo for $37 and $39 per month. Average U.S. connection speed 9.8 megabits per second. New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. can get 500-megabit connections for $300 a month.
The active ingredient in the psychedelic drug, psilocybin, seems to completely disrupt the normal communication networks in the brain, by connecting “brain regions that don’t normally talk together,” said study co-author Paul Expert, a physicist at King’s College London.
United Nation’s Convention on Biological Diversity: 194 countries to regulate synthetic biology technology, regulations need to be based on precaution and not harming the environment.” As more synthetically engineered products are being developed, many see a potentially dangerous impact on the environment.
Security researchers at Ben Gurion University have found a way to infiltrate a closed network to lift data from an isolated computer using little more than a cellphone’s FM radio receiver.
Retail home improvement chain, Lowe's, testing a bilingual robot to assist with order fulfillment. Four robots are being tested an Orchard Supply Hardware store owned by Lowe's Companies Inc. in San Jose, California.
Siemens AG plant produces automated machines to be used in other industrial factories, most units in this 100,000-plus square-foot factory able to fetch and assemble components without human input. Product on assembly line would tell "the machine what it needs" would immediately be put together.
A research team from Seoul National University (SNU) created a genetically modified female beagle, named Tegon. She was ‘born’ in 2009, and she glows fluorescent green under ultraviolet light if given a doxycycline antibiotic.
A colossal sunspot large enough to be seen with the naked eye now blemishes the nearside of the sun, covering an area wide enough to comfortably fit 10 Earths side by side. The new sunspot, dubbed AR 12192, is the largest observed since 1990.
Canadian scientists have shown the deadliest form of ebola virus could be transmitted by air between species without any direct contact between them. Believe that airborne transmission might be contributing to spread of the disease in Africa.Concerned that pigs might be a natural host for the infection
China and Russia on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly build 2 high-tech parks, one in each country. Authorities expect to open satellite offices.
A recent pro-GMO editorial in Scientific American takes aim at labeling laws for genetically engineered foods, calling them “unscientific.” But proponents of non-GMO food and people’s right to know are saying that Scientific American is the one without a scientific leg to stand on.
The new energy policy announced in April outlines plans to decrease Japan’s nuclear dependence as much as possible, while boosting renewable energy sources. Government will promote the use of hydrogen to pave the way for a “hydrogen society.”Hydrogen viewed as key to energy needs.
Governments must shift subsidies and research funding from agro-industrial monoculture to small farmers using 'agroecological' methods, UN's Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. Modern industrial agricultural methods can no longer feed the world, due to impacts of overlapping environmental and ecological crises linked to land, water and resource availability.
Team used light to erase specific memories in mice. Could control neurons which have been genetically sensitised to light, Hope work will reveal how different parts of the brain work together to retrieve memories.
You and I are not allowed to know about the existence of giants in History! By whom? By the Academia, media, State Triumvirate! Then how did we find out? Well, look at all these century old press items from days of yore,
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is delaying the dismantling of the nation’s old nuclear weapons until a thorough evaluation can measure "their use in planetary defense against earth-bound asteroids."
Russian security company Dr. Web has discovered a flaw in the Mac OS X, which enables hackers to control infected computers using a search service at Reddit. The company says at least 17,000 unique IPs have been hacked, mostly in the US.
These ticks carry a variety of diseases, ability to make people allergic to meat. infected person has to avoid red meat completely for life, if they want to skip the itchy hives, feeling of being on fire, inability to breathe or in some cases, possibility of instantaneous death.
The combat dolphins are trained for military duties at the Crimean State Oceanarium. Trained to hunt for mines, plant bombs on hostile ships or attack enemy divers with special knives or pistols fixed to their heads. Schooled for anti-sabotage and rescue missions.
Developers of artificial micro-humans, or ‘mini GM humans,’ hoping to release technologyby 2017. Scientist developing artificial humans with the hope that these creations will replace the need for using animals in laboratory testing.
Developers of artificial micro-humans, or ‘mini GM humans,’ are hoping to release their technology on the market by 2017. Artificial humans will be ‘farmed’ with interacting organs that can be used in drug tests, speeding up the process of FDA and other government regulatory approvals,
Difference between existing solar panels and the technology it is developing is that “organic cells offer the potential to allow printing directly onto materials such as roofing and windows, and therefore open intriguing building integrated design opportunities.”
A new line of chips unveiled by Intel today makes it possible to wake up a laptop or tablet simply by saying “Hello, computer.” Once awoken the computer can operate as a voice-controlled assistant. You might call out “Hello, computer, what is the weather forecast today?” while getting out of bed.
Camera-wielding aircraft terrorise celebrities by flying over their homes.
Stars fear photographers could use devices to track and follow them.
Divorce lawyers hope to use devices to keep tabs on cheating spouses.
American legislators are scrambling to extend privacy to include drones.
Contolled from miles away, many fear pilots will be impossible to track down.
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