The European Space Agency's OPS-SAT CubeSat, the world's first flying laboratory, will test new technologies for operational space applications. OPS-SAT was launched today at 09:54 CET from the European spaceport in Kourou in French Guiana, on board a Soyuz launcher. The mission will last at least 1 year.
Artificial intelligence is being developed that will allow advisory "quarantining" of hate speech in a manner akin to malware filters - offering users a way to control exposure to "hateful content" without resorting to censorship.
New research from Michigan State University is the first to apply criminal justice theory to smart vehicles, revealing cracks in the current system leading to potential cyber risks.
The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Kochi Health Science Center and collaborating teams have developed a secure data backup system in an 800 km network connecting the data servers in Kochi, Osaka, Nagoya, Otemachi and Koganei, Japan, using secret sharing and secure communications technologies, and demonstrated distributed storage of medical records and prompt restoration of important items such as prescription records, via a satellite link within a time as short as 9 sec.
The energy used to mine for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin is on par with the energy consumed by Ireland. Naoki Shibata reports a new blockchain algorithm, proof-of-search, that redirects the wasted energy to solve for optimization problems in fields such as medicine, space, and finance, all while preserving the anonymity and democratization of cryptocurrencies.
To counter a growing public safety concern, researchers at the Data Science Institute, Columbia, are designing an intelligent headphone system that warns pedestrians of imminent dangers.
Researchers at the annual meeting of The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) present a series of studies during its Study of Violent Crime and Gun Violence symposium which contributes several new frameworks that can be used toward improving laws, civilian strategies, legislation and police response, as well as the overall study of risk in society. The Symposium will occur on Monday, Dec. 9 at 10:30 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va.
Organisations aren't moving quickly enough on cyber security threats linked to the drive toward using personal mobile devices in the workplace, warns a QUT privacy researcher.
Differences in cultural values have led some countries to tackle the specter of cyber-attacks with increased internet regulation, whilst others have taken a 'hands-off' approach to online security -- a new study shows.
Artificial intelligence can be used to predict molecular wave functions and the electronic properties of molecules. This innovative AI method developed by a team of researchers at the University of Warwick, the Technical University of Berlin and the University of Luxembourg, could be used to speed-up the design of drug molecules or new materials.