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Jul 2, 2018

The Biggest Digital Heist in History Isn’t Over Yet

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

Since late 2013, this band of cybercriminals has penetrated the digital inner sanctums of more than 100 banks in 40 nations, including Germany, Russia, Ukraine, and the U.S., and stolen about $1.2 billion, according to Europol, the European Union’s law enforcement agency. The string of thefts, collectively dubbed Carbanak—a mashup of a hacking program and the word “bank”—is believed to be the biggest digital bank heist ever. In a series of exclusive interviews with Bloomberg Businessweek, law enforcement officials and computer-crime experts provided revelations about their three-year pursuit of the gang and the mechanics of a caper that’s become the stuff of legend in the digital underworld.


Carbanak’s suspected ringleader is under arrest, but $1.2 billion remains missing, and his malware attacks live on.

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Jul 2, 2018

Top 5 Ways Supercomputing Is Impacting Scientific Research

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, employment, government, supercomputing

Government news resource covering technology, performance, employment, telework, cybersecurity, and more for federal employees.

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Jul 2, 2018

Are There Potentially Better Long-term Solutions to Senescent Cells than Senolytics?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Senolytics have been in the news a great deal ever since van Deursen and his team conducted a landmark 2011 study showing that removing senescent cells could delay age-related ill health in mice [1]. Since then, interest in what was once a niche topic has continued to grow at an ever-increasing pace. Now, there are many researchers engaged in exploring senescent cells and their role in aging and disease.

Lately, there has been enthusiastic interest in developing therapies to remove these problematic senescent cells, but are there potentially better ways to deal with senescent cells beyond periodically purging them with senolytic drugs and therapies?

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Jul 2, 2018

Rejuvenation Roundup June 2018

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

LEAF’s monthly rejuvenation roundup is out!


July is here, and our upcoming conference in New York City is only a handful of days away! If you haven’t done so already, go and get your ticket now so that you can enjoy the June roundup fully relaxed, knowing that your seat is secured.

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Jul 2, 2018

Once you hit this age, aging appears to stop

Posted by in category: life extension

Data from Italian centenarians suggests a “mortality plateau”.

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Jul 1, 2018

The Philippines is proud to announce the rocket launch of its first cube satellite, MAYA-1, to the International Space Station (ISS) on June 29, 2018

Posted by in category: space

Watch out for its broadcast on Friday at 5:41 PM (PHT), live from Canaveral, Florida, at the DOST-ASTI FB page!

#sciencejourney60

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Jul 1, 2018

AI on Track to Achieving Superintelligence?

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

Should we be fearful of artificial intelligence and the pace at which it’s progressing? Or should we fear fear itself and the risk of it stifling innovation?

Wherever this may be heading, the march of progress shows fews signs of slowing down. Which companies and countries are leading the way?

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Jul 1, 2018

“Flying brain” droid straight out of sci-fi launched into space

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI, space travel

The new AI droid just sent to space by Elon Musk’s SpaceX can assist astronauts in many tasks.

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Jul 1, 2018

A Free Education for All the World’s People Will Save our Species

Posted by in categories: computing, education, ethics, finance, internet

In terms of moral, social, and philosophical uprightness, isn’t it striking to have the technology to provide a free education to all the world’s people (i.e. the Internet and cheap computers) and not do it? Isn’t it classist and backward to have the ability to teach the world yet still deny millions of people that opportunity due to location and finances? Isn’t that immoral? Isn’t it patently unjust? Should it not be a universal human goal to enable everyone to learn whatever they want, as much as they want, whenever they want, entirely for free if our technology permits it? These questions become particularly deep if we consider teaching, learning, and education to be sacred enterprises.


When we as a global community confront the truly difficult question of considering what is really worth devoting our limited time and resources to in an era marked by global catastrophe, I always find my mind returning to what the Internet hasn’t really been used for yet — and what was rumored from its inception that it should ultimately provide — an utterly and entirely free education for all the world’s people.

In regard to such a concept, Bill Gates said in 2010:

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Jul 1, 2018

Blockchain was always a religion. And now it’s got its own church

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies

A cryptocurrency entrepreneur launched a blockchain religion. Absolutely no one is surprised.

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