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Dec 15, 2017

A New Industrial Hack Highlights the Cyber Holes in Our Infrastructure

Posted by in categories: business, cybercrime/malcode, energy

Freshly discovered malware called Triton can compromise safety systems that control many kinds of industrial processes.

For years, security experts have been warning that hackers can disable systems that control critical infrastructure we all rely on, such as dams and power plants. Now researchers at Mandiant, which is part of the security firm FireEye, have revealed that a new form of malware, dubbed Triton, closed down the operations of a business in the Middle East belonging to Schneider Electric, a French company. The researchers say that they haven’t attributed the hack to a particular attacker, but they do say it bore hallmarks of threats from a nation-state.

Triton appears to have targeted a so-called safety instrumented system, or SIS, which monitors the operation of a physical process using sensors and acoustics. By taking control of it, hackers can destroy or damage the process the SIS is monitoring by tricking it into thinking everything’s normal, when in fact the process is operating at unsafe levels.

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Dec 15, 2017

This Supersonic Blaster Rebuilds Jet Parts With Flying Powder

Posted by in categories: energy, transportation

GE researchers are using cold spray to repair and build new parts for aviation, energy, and other applications.

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Dec 15, 2017

As AI and robots rise up, do humans need an upgrade too?

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, robotics/AI

Forget hacking a computer. Some researchers want to hack the brain to create human superintelligence to compete with AI.

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Dec 15, 2017

Ford outfits its factory workers in exoskeletons

Posted by in category: cyborgs

Ford’s assembly line workers are being outfitted with exoskeletons.

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Dec 15, 2017

Now you can use your body to mine crypto

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies

Reminds me of a movie I once saw …the Matrix???

Posted by Cointelegraph. Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency News.

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Dec 15, 2017

This Superconducting Magnet Has Shattered The Record For World’s Strongest

Posted by in category: futurism

If you want to stick something on your fridge, like really get it stuck on hard there, you might want to talk to the scientists at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. They’ve just build the most powerful superconducting magnet ever, shattering the world record.

Its magnetic field clocks in at 32 tesla in strength. That’s 33 percent higher than the previous record, and 3,000 times stronger than a small fridge magnet, making this a larger increase than all the improvements in superconducting magnets from the last 40 years combined.

“This is a transformational step in magnet technology, a true revolution in the making,” said MagLab Director Greg Boebinger.

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Dec 15, 2017

Traveling Asteroid Might Be Alien Spacecraft

Posted by in category: alien life

This asteroid could’ve been sent by aliens to spy on us.

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Dec 15, 2017

Bioquark Inc. — Chronicles of Livin’ Podcast Show

Posted by in categories: aging, biotech/medical, business, cryonics, health, life extension, neuroscience, posthumanism, science, transhumanism

Dec 15, 2017

Bioquark Inc. — Ira Pastor — Life After Death Society Podcast

Posted by in categories: aging, bioengineering, biological, cosmology, cryonics, disruptive technology, DNA, futurism, genetics, health…a-spastor/

Dec 15, 2017

Bioquark Inc. — Age Reversal — Before the First Cup – UCYTV

Posted by in categories: aging, bioengineering, biological, genetics, health, life extension, science, transhumanism