Chrome patches high-severity 0-day, its 6th this year

Getty Images | NurPhoto reader comments 11 with 11 posters participating Share this story Google engineers have issued an emergency update for the Chrome browser to fix a high-severity vulnerability that can be exploited with code that’s already available in the wild. The vulnerability, which Google disclosed on Friday, is the result of “insufficient data […]

With Stable Diffusion, you may never believe what you see online again

Enlarge / Did you know that Abraham Lincoln was a cowboy? Stable Diffusion does. Benj Edwards / Stable Diffusion reader comments 137 with 90 posters participating, including story author Share this story AI image generation is here in a big way. A newly released open source image synthesis model called Stable Diffusion allows anyone with […]

A composable path to positive user experiences

Companies that are stymied by the pace of change are usually limited by monolithic architecture, legacy systems, and outdated processes. Many of these tools have been functional—or simply passable—for years but have become clear barriers to innovation. However, this can be managed when business leaders learn to think differently and begin to create a composable […]

The Download: memory prosthesis, and rising nuclear plant risks

The news: A unique form of brain stimulation appears to boost people’s ability to remember new information—by mimicking the way our brains create memories. The “memory prosthesis,” which involves inserting an electrode deep into the brain, also seems to work in people with memory disorders—and is even more effective in people who had poor memory […]

A memory prosthesis could restore memory in people with damaged brains

“Brain injury patients would be the first [candidates],” says Song. Such injuries tend to affect specific regions of the brain. Injuries to the hippocampus would be easier to target than degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, which tend to involve damage across many regions of the brain. “It seems possible to me that one day we could […]

ITP news in brief 6th September

Victoria MacLennan. 06 September 2022, 10:45 pm Kia Ora Koutou ITP members, I am 90% confident the cold like symptoms that meant I was too tired to finish writing this post up last night is actually Covid – this is my first experience so lets see how it goes. For that reason this really is […]

Many farmers don’t see value in digital technologies

Peter Griffin, Editor. 06 September 2022, 1:48 pm Our primary sector is responsible for over $50 billion in export earnings each year and is under pressure to become more sustainable as consumer preferences change. But when it comes to using digital technologies on the farm to become more efficient producers, 41% of growers and farmers […]

The Download: a universal covid vaccine, and protecting toddlers from polio

Long before Alexander Cohen—or anyone else—had heard of the alpha, delta, or omicron variants of covid-19, he and his graduate school advisor Pamela Bjorkman were doing the research that might soon make it possible for a single vaccine to defeat the rapidly evolving virus—along with any other covid-19 variant that might arise in the future. […]

This nanoparticle could be the key to a universal covid vaccine

The key to the universal vaccine is the mosaic nanoparticle with so many different viral fragments clustered in close proximity on its surface. The immune system’s B cells, which generate specific antibodies, are likely to find and bind to at least some of these conserved pieces of the virus, which remain unchanged on new variants. […]

Why I got my one-year-old vaccinated against polio

This doesn’t happen with the injected vaccine, which contains a form of the virus that is essentially dead and unable to replicate at all. That’s why many countries have switched to injected polio vaccines—the UK moved away from oral polio vaccination in 2004, for example. The injected vaccine is delivered in four or five doses, […]