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Space Photos of the Week: Light a Candle for Hubble, Still Gazing Strong

This isn’t just any Hubble photo of the Lagoon Nebula; this is a special birthday photo celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope’s 28 years in orbit. The Lagoon Nebula, seen here in dazzling color, is 4,000 light years away and is gargantuan as star nurseries go: 20 light years high and 55 light years wide. This […]
by Admin / April 21, 2018 /In News

What If Aliens Were Totally Obsessed With Us?

Mercurio D. Rivera is the author of dozens of science fiction tales, many of which are collected in his book Across the Event Horizon. His stories cover an array of topics, but it wasn’t until recently that he discovered—thanks to a comment from someone at a convention—one of his main preoccupations is weird and disturbing […]
by Admin / April 21, 2018 /In News

Machine Learning’s ‘Amazing’ Ability to Predict Chaos

Half a century ago, the pioneers of chaos theory discovered that the “butterfly effect” makes long-term prediction impossible. Even the smallest perturbation to a complex system (like the weather, the economy or just about anything else) can touch off a concatenation of events that leads to a dramatically divergent future. Unable to pin down the […]
by Admin / April 21, 2018 /In News

Xbox Hacking, LinkedIn Bugs, and More Security News This Week

If you haven’t read this month’s WIRED cover story about teen hackers who went too deep into Microsoft Xbox’s systems, make that your first stop. In more current news, the White House sent mixed messages on cybersecurity policy this week, calling out Russian hackers for compromising popular routers and firewalls—a problematic, but unsurprising and even […]
by Admin / April 21, 2018 /In News

Just How Random Are Two Factor Authentication Codes?

You know two-factor authentication tokens, the ephemeral, six-digit numbers you use as a second layer of security when logging into, say, your email? Those constantly updating, randomly generated numbers are one of the easiest ways to protect your accounts from being hacked. But for some time now, I’ve harbored a pet conspiracy theory about those […]
by Admin / April 21, 2018 /In News

Thermal Imaging Cameras Could Keep Self-Driving Cars Safe

After Uber’s fatal self-driving crash last month in Tempe, Arizona, most observers had two basic question: Why did the car not see Elaine Herzberg crossing the street and stop before hitting her? And how can we stop this happening again, to someone else? The ride-hailing company has indefinitely suspended its testing program, and is cooperating […]
by Admin / April 21, 2018 /In News

CNET goes to Mark Zuckerberg’s hometown

We paid calls on the Facebook CEO’s barber, high school fencing coach and others to find out what makes Zuckerberg tick. Also: We visited one of the more controversial stops on his recent nationwid… source
by Admin / April 20, 2018 /In News

DTNS 3266 – My Cobot Buddy

It’s said the future workforce will be robots and the elimination of humans from the workforce. Others disagree pointing to a future where humans and robots work together side by side collaboratively in a shared environment. Plus Nate Lanxon joins us to talk about the affects of GDPR on how online terms of service will […]
by Admin / April 20, 2018 /In News

DNC Lawsuit Against Russia Reveals New Details About 2016 Hack

The Democratic National Committee Friday filed a lawsuit against a broad slate of people and entities allegedly responsible for the 2016 hack of its email, phone calls, and more. But while the suit claims involvement from a host of headliners—Wikileaks, Julian Assange, Donald Trump, Jr., and Russia among them—its immediate importance lies in the previously […]
by Admin / April 20, 2018 /In News