How sounds can turn us on to the wonders of the universe

Wanda Díaz-Merced is probably the world’s best-known BVI astronomer. But her career illustrates the magnitude of the challenges. She gradually lost her eyesight in her adolescence and early adulthood. Though she initially wondered whether she would be able to continue her studies, she persisted, and in 2005 she got an internship at NASA’s Goddard Space […]

Five big takeaways from Europe’s AI Act

The AI Act vote passed with an overwhelming majority, and has been heralded as one of the world’s most important developments in AI regulation. The European Parliament’s president, Roberta Metsola, described it as “legislation that will no doubt be setting the global standard for years to come.”  Don’t hold your breath for any immediate clarity, […]

Got rejuvenation? Better call security

Broadly speaking, Belmonte says he believes “dysregulation” of these control systems is a fundamental process that underlies aging and many diseases. To rejuvenate cells, Belmonte has been exploring a method of resetting the epigenome called ‘reprogramming.’ During his talk, Belmonte raced through examples of how reprogrammed cells become more resilient to stress and damage, and […]

The US Navy, NATO, and NASA are using a shady Chinese company’s encryption chips

reader comments 22 with From TikTok to Huawei routers to DJI drones, rising tensions between China and the US have made Americans—and the US government—increasingly wary of Chinese-owned technologies. But thanks to the complexity of the hardware supply chain, encryption chips sold by the subsidiary of a company specifically flagged in warnings from the US […]

Millions of Americans’ personal DMV data exposed in massive MOVEit hack

Getty Images reader comments 34 with As part of a massive ongoing cyberattack that exploits flaws in MOVEit file transfer software, the personal data of millions of US citizens, including those residing in Louisiana and Oregon, have been exposed to criminal organizations, according to CNN. In the wider attack, hackers targeted government agencies as well […]

The Download: waiting at the US border, and seaweed’s carbon capture shortcomings

3 Jamal Khashoggi’s widow is suing the NSO GroupShe maintains that its Pegasus spyware tracked her husband before he was murdered. (WP $)+ US financiers are in talks to acquire some of NSO’s assets. (The Guardian) 4 AI is overruling nursesAnd it’s forcing them to make decisions against their better judgment. (WSJ $)+ Artificial intelligence […]

The new US border wall is an app

Then, in March 2020, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an order under Title 42 of the US code of laws, expediting expulsions, halting the processing of asylum claims at ports of entry, and blocking entry for individuals without valid travel documents. After lawyers and activists filed suit in 2021, the government […]

Fireside chat with Comcast: Transforming service experience with smart data replication

Thank you for joining us on “The cloud hub: From cloud chaos to clarity.” In this video, Pavel Müller, SnowMirror creator and co-founder of GuideVision – an Infosys company, chats with Steve Zadroga, senior automation engineer at Comcast, on how they have overcome Comcast’s business challenges, accelerated their transformation to the cloud, and delivered exceptional […]