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Nov 25, 2019

IKEA Just Released Free Plans For A Sustainable Garden That Can Feed A Neighborhood

Posted by in category: sustainability

The Swedish company IKEA is always leading in terms of initiation and creativity when it comes to their projects.

Nov 25, 2019

Team saw how an attacker could hijack Android camera for spyfest

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, security

Android camera security threat, disclosed and since addressed, had spy vulnerabilities. These were fixed by Google and Samsung with a patch rolled out for Pixel and Samsung devices The recent headlines surrounding the flaw on Android devices teased a discomforting thought in the latest of numerous discomforting thoughts about security risks in the Android ecosystem.

Imagine your app is recording video and taking photos without your permission.

In short, attackers could hijack your phone camera. Dan Goodin in Ars Technica: This was all about “an app needed no permissions at all to cause the camera to shoot pictures and record video and audio.”

Nov 25, 2019

“Living” Chandlier is a Green Lighting Piece Filled with Algae

Posted by in categories: biological, sustainability

Julian Melchiorri’s “Exhale” is a piece of green lighting where algae help purify air. The prototype chandelier was recently at the London Design Festival.

Nov 25, 2019

NASA Cameras Capture Soundwaves From ‘Mystery Spacecraft’ Hurtling Across Earth

Posted by in categories: quantum physics, space

O.,.,o I think we need sunglasses or optics to see ghosts or exterrestials using quantum mechanical physics.

Cameras on the International Space Station have reportedly captured images of soundwaves travelling across Earth at high speeds, believed by some people to be a new form of ‘space technology’.

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Nov 25, 2019

These AI-powered swim goggles are the wave of the future

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, wearables

AI-powered wearable tech can help make swimming more interesting while tracking your laps for you.

Nov 25, 2019

CRISPR/Cas9: laboratorios afirman haber curado pacientes con enfermedades hereditarias de sangre

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Edición genética…📚🔬💻🚻otro logro…👍.

Un paciente que tenía beta-talasemia (una enfermedad hereditaria de la sangre) ya no necesitaba transfusiones continuas, y otro, con anemia falciforme, dejó de sufrir vasos obstruidos. Así lo anunció la empresa Crispr Therpautics.

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Nov 25, 2019

You’re powered by quantum mechanics. No, really…

Posted by in category: quantum physics

Biologists have long been wary of applying quantum theory to their own field. But, as Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe McFadden reveal, it might explain much natural phenomena.

Nov 25, 2019

Elon Musk: Yes, You Will Be Able to Buy Tesla’s Cyberquad ATV

Posted by in category: Elon Musk

The two-seater ATV will be an add-on for Cybertruck buyers.

Nov 25, 2019

Utilities Targeted in Cyberattacks Identified

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

More than a dozen U.S. utilities that were targets in a recent wave of cyberattacks have been identified by The Wall Street Journal. Some of the utilities, most of which are relatively small, are located near dams, locks and other critical infrastructure.

These electricity providers were singled out in a hacking campaign that was brought to light in August by researchers at a Silicon Valley cybersecurity company. But little was known about the attacks until now.

Nov 25, 2019

Ant-based troll detection

Posted by in categories: engineering, information science, robotics/AI

Uncovering trolls and malicious or spammy accounts on social media is increasingly difficult as the miscreants find more and more ways to camouflage themselves as seemingly legitimate. Writing in the International Journal of Intelligent Engineering Informatics, researchers in India have developed an algorithm based on ant-colony optimization that can effectively detect accounts that represent a threat to normal users.

Asha Kumari and Balkishan Department of Computer Science and Applications at Maharshi Dayanand University, in Rohtak, India, explain that the connections between twitter users are analogous to the pheromone chemical communication between ants and this can be modeled in an based on how ant colonies behave to reveal the strongest connections in the twitter network and so uncover the accounts that one might deem as threatening to legitimate users.

The team’s tests on their system were successful in terms of precision, recall, f-measure, true-positive rate, and false-positive rate based on 26 features examined by the system played against almost 41,500 user accounts attracted to honeypots. Moreover, they report that the approach is superior to existing techniques. The team adds that they hope to be able to improve the system still further by adding so-called machine learning into the algorithm so that it can be trained to better identify threatening accounts based on data from known threats and legitimate accounts.