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May 1, 2019

Team develops system to legally test GPS spoofing vulnerabilities in automated vehicles

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, law, mobile phones, robotics/AI, satellites

Southwest Research Institute has developed a cyber security system to test for vulnerabilities in automated vehicles and other technologies that use GPS receivers for positioning, navigation and timing.

“This is a legal way for us to improve the cyber resilience of autonomous vehicles by demonstrating a transmission of spoofed or manipulated GPS signals to allow for analysis of system responses,” said Victor Murray, head of SwRI’s Cyber Physical Systems Group in the Intelligent Systems Division.

GPS spoofing is a malicious attack that broadcasts incorrect signals to deceive GPS receivers, while GPS manipulation modifies a real GPS signal. GPS satellites orbiting the Earth pinpoint physical locations of GPS receivers embedded in everything from smartphones to and aircraft. SwRI designed the new tool to meet United States federal regulations. Testing for GPS vulnerabilities in a mobile environment had previously been difficult because federal law prohibits over-the-air re-transmission of GPS signals without prior authorization.

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May 1, 2019

World’s Most Accurate Clock will Lose One Second Every 14 Billion Years

Posted by in category: futurism

Circa 2018


Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorad, o have built an atomic clock capable of telling the time with an astonishing 18 digits of precision. It’s the most accurate clock ever created. This is why it could turn out to be extremely useful.

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May 1, 2019

These Super-Precise Clocks Help Weave Together Space And Time

Posted by in categories: cosmology, physics, space travel

Insanely precise atomic clocks are letting astrophysicists image black holes, steer spacecraft, and maybe one day hunt for gravitational waves.

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May 1, 2019

Unprotected server exposed data on 80 million U.S. households

Posted by in category: futurism

Data included names, addresses, gender, marital status, and income levels.

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May 1, 2019

Update Your Browser

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

This video unpacks my creative process, it distills the way I hack my creativity by following my bliss… it explores the relationship between mood and creativity as well as the link between landscapes that surround us and the states of mind they give rise to…

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May 1, 2019

Forever Battery a compelling talking point at CES

Posted by in category: futurism

Well, this lead was impressive, coming from a tech watcher who if you read his articles regularly know that he does not swoon easily. Andrew Liszewski, Gizmodo. “After covering CES for 10 years, nothing I’ve seen at the show has me as excited about the future as Ossia’s wireless charging technology.”

Ossia has worked on something they call the Cota Forever Battery. We need little explanation to turn heads to fuller attention. They have worked on a battery powered wirelessly. The Forever Battery and its associated technology, dubbed Cota, created much interest at CES.

It’s all about a battery that may never need replacing.

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May 1, 2019

A Device That Harvests Drinking Water Out Of Plain Air Just Won $1.5 Million

Posted by in categories: energy, sustainability

Two California designers have won a $1.5 million prize after building a shipping container that can harvest water from the air. David Hertz and Rich Groden were named the winners of the Water Abundance XPrize for their innovative creation, which can produce enough water to satisfy the needs of 100 people.

The competition, which began in 2016, asked designers to build a device that could extract at least 2,000 liters of water a day from the atmosphere while only using clean energy and costing no more than 2 cents a liter. Nearly 100 teams entered the challenge, which was eventually whittled down to two finalists. Hertz and Groden’s team, called Skysource/Skywater Alliance, won the prize because their invention “demonstrated the greatest ability to create decentralized access to water,” per a press release.

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May 1, 2019

How China is redrawing the map of world science

Posted by in category: science

The Belt and Road Initiative, China’s mega-plan for global infrastructure, will transform the lives and work of tens of thousands of researchers.

By Ehsan Masood

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May 1, 2019

Photo 5

Posted by in category: space

Now you can discover Daymet Daily Surface Weather Data, which includes precipitation, temperature, and other weather variables from 1980–2018 through the NASA Application for Extracting and Exploring Analysis Ready Samples (AρρEEARS) application!

About AppEEARS: AρρEEARS offers users a simple and efficient way to perform data access and transformation processes. By enabling users to subset data spatially, temporally, and by layer, the volume of data downloaded for analysis is greatly reduced. Sample requests submitted to AρρEEARS provide users with data values and associated quality data for a variety of remote sensing data products. Two types of sample requests are available: point samples of geographic coordinates or area samples of vector polygons. Interactive visualizations with summary statistics of the sample results are provided within the application to allow the user to preview and interact with their sample before downloading the data.

Explore NASA’s AppEEARS: https://lpdaac.usgs.gov/tools/appeears/

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May 1, 2019

6 Asteroids Will Buzz Earth Within a 2-Year Span and Scientists are Psyched

Posted by in category: space

Asteroid scientists are already looking forward to six incredible flybys that will take place over just 2 years. The festivities kick off in 2027.

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