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Hackers Can Destroy Your Business. Here’s How to Stop Them.

Cybersecurity is a digital arms race now and the current situation is ugly. Businesses are constantly under siege from hackers, but we can stop them. The post Hackers Can Destroy Your Business. Here’s How to Stop Them. appeared first on Futurism. Lees verder Via:: Artikelen van Futurism.com       

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Whistleblower: Uber Could Have Prevented Self-Driving Fatality

Fatal Mistake An email could have saved Elaine Herzberg’s life. On March 18, one of Uber’s self-driving cars struck and killed the 49-year-old Arizona woman — the first known example of a self-driving fatality. According to a disturbing report published by The Information on Monday, an Uber employee sent an email warning several of the company’s higher-ups that something was amiss […]

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How a Billion Cockroaches Are Helping China Process Food Waste

Food Fright We’ve written before about reducing food waste in creative ways, and it’s hard to imagine something more outside-the-box than what’s happening in China right now. According to a new Reuters report, a plant just outside the Chinese city of Jinan receives 55 tons of kitchen waste daily — and then disposes of it by […]

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Two Nearly-Identical Dark Matter Studies Have Conflicting Results

Turn off the Dark No matter how confident we are that it’s out there, dark matter continues to evade our brightest physicists. Now, yet another experiment designed to pick up on signs of dark matter’s presence has turned up nothing at all. And this study has much farther-reaching implications than one might expect, according to research […]

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A New Spray Gel Helps Kill Tumors Left Over From Cancer Surgery

Aftershock When doctors operate to remove cancerous tumors, they need to make sure they catch every last bit during surgery. If any cancer is left over, it can once more take hold and recur, putting the patient right back where they started. To help clear away any tumor remnants that doctors might miss during surgery, […]

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How a SpaceX Dragon Capsule Delivered Christmas Dinner to the ISS

Talking Turkey Not every mission to space centers on improving humanity’s understanding of the universe. Sometimes, the top priority is simply turkey. It took two tries, but on Saturday, a SpaceX Dragon capsule docked with the International Space Station (ISS), the lab currently orbiting 254 miles above the Earth. In addition to carrying plenty of […]

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California Is Installing Chargers for a Type of Electric Car That Doesn’t Exist Yet

Jumping the Gun California is bending over backward to support electric vehicles — so much so that it’s setting up the infrastructure for futuristic electric vehicles that don’t even exist yet. A company called Electrify America — more on them later — installed two 350kW chargers outside of San Francisco, with more on the way, even though the […]

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Climate Change May Trigger an Economic Crisis. We Could Prevent It.

Get It Together Remember that devastating financial crisis that rocked the world economy in 2008? It’s going to look like an economic crisis for ants if governments don’t do more to address climate change, according to a huge group of prominent financial experts. On Monday, the governments of nearly 200 countries gathered at the United Nation’s climate […]

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A NASA Probe Just Found Evidence of Water on a Distant Asteroid

Asteroid Peeping A lone spacecraft is hovering 12 miles above the surface of a tiny asteroid millions of miles away, closely examining its surface. And it just sent back its first readings. As part of NASA’s Origins Program, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft traveled to an asteroid called Bennu some 100 million miles (160 million kilometers) from the Sun, finally arriving at […]

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Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg’s “Epic Rap Battle,” Explained

From 810 Epic Rap Battles of History, the YouTube channel famous for pitting historical figures against each other in fictionalized rap battles, returned from a year-long hiatus Friday to show us the ultimate showdown between two of the world’s most influential tech moguls: Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg. The lyrics are densely packed with zinger after zinger. […]