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Aug 19, 2018

Why Alien Life Would be our Doom — The Great Filter

Posted by in category: alien life

Finding alien life on a distant planet would be amazing news — or would it? If we are not the only intelligent life in the universe, this probably means our days are numbered and doom is certain.

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Aug 19, 2018

Get an Inside Look at SpaceX’s Astronaut Training Sims

Posted by in category: space travel

SpaceX’s first crew is starting training on cockpit simulators and replicas of the spacecraft that will take them to the ISS.

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Aug 19, 2018

Super-resolution microscope reveals secrets of deadly Nipah virus

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

The deadly Nipah virus and others like it assemble themselves in a much more haphazard manner than previously thought, new UBC research has found. The discovery could allow scientists to develop more effective vaccines and rule out many approaches to fighting these viruses.

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Aug 19, 2018

Security Experts Warn of New Cyber-Threats to Data Stored in Cloud

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

Security experts from the SAN Institute speaking at the 2018 RSA Conference warn that enterprises should not assume that their data assets stored off site in cloud computing platforms are safe from cyber-attackers.

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Aug 19, 2018

No Card Required: ‘Black Box’ ATM Attacks Move Into Europe

Posted by in categories: business, cybercrime/malcode

Fraudsters are now gingerly testing the waters in central and Western Europe with attacks that drain cash machines of their funds, according to a trade group that studies criminal activity around ATMs.

See Also: How to Combat Targeted Business Email Compromise Attacks

The European Association for Secure Transactions, or EAST, says the attacks, sometimes referred to as “jackpotting,” rose 231 percent in 2017 compared to 2016. Last year, 193 incidents were reported compared to 58 in 2016.

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Aug 19, 2018

Visa app will track your location to prevent credit card fraud

Posted by in category: futurism

New app could protect you from credit card fraud, but you’ll have to sacrifice some privacy to use it.

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Aug 19, 2018

Spiders Can Fly Hundreds of Miles Using Electricity

Posted by in category: futurism

Scientists are finally starting to understand the centuries-old mystery of “ballooning.”

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Aug 19, 2018

Mars 2020 Spacecraft ‘Coming Together’; Probe To Seek Signs Of Ancient Alien Life

Posted by in category: alien life

See the face of the new rover.

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Aug 19, 2018

Transfer Learning for Brain-Computer Interfaces: An Euclidean Space Data Alignment Approach

Posted by in categories: computing, neuroscience, space

https://arxiv.org/pdf/1808.05464.pdf

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Aug 19, 2018

Are We Alone?

Posted by in categories: biological, existential risks

The problem with the Fermi Paradox is our narrow assumption of life as being biological in form and time as being linear in direction. Chances are we are the sentient descendants of the civilizations we are looking for.

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