New version of Flame virus uncovered: researchers
A new cyberespionage tool linked to the Flame virus has been infecting computers in Lebanon, Iran and elsewhere, security researchers said Monday.
Researchers implement a multi-photon approach in quantum cryptography
Move over money, a new currency is helping make the world go round. As increasing volumes of data become accessible, transferable and, therefore, actionable, information is the treasure companies want to amass. To protect ...
Supercapacitors hailed as potential answer to greener public transportation
(Phys.org)—Imagine a bus that uses electrical storage that costs much less than traditional batteries, can fully charge each time the bus stops, and has enough power to easily get to the next stop. The supercapacitor, once ...
Hackers shifting to 'destruction': US cyber chief
Hackers are stepping up the intensity of their attacks, moving from "disruption" to "destruction" of key computer systems, the top US cyber-defense official said Monday.
Wireless data centers could be faster, cheaper, greener
(Phys.org)—Cornell computer scientists have proposed an innovative wireless design that could greatly reduce the cost and power consumption of massive cloud computing data centers, while improving performance.
Scientists shed light on riddle of Sun's explosive events
(Phys.org)—Four decades of active research and debate by the solar physics community have failed to bring consensus on what drives the sun's powerful coronal mass ejections (CMEs) that can have profound ...
New server cooling technology deployed in pilot program at Calit2
(Phys.org)—The California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) at the University of California, San Diego has become the inaugural test site for a new approach to cooling ...
Computer simulations for multiscale systems can be faster, better, more reliable
University of Oregon scientists have found a way to correctly reproduce not only the structure but also important thermodynamic quantities such as pressure and compressibility of a large, multiscale system at variable levels ...
Linking human brainwaves, improved sensors and cognitive algorithms to improve target detection
For warfighters operating in the field, the ability to detect threats from standoff distances can be life-saving. When advanced radar and drone coverage is not available, warfighters typically rely on their ...
Flame cyber virus linked to more malware: report
The Flame virus believed to be part of a cyberwarfare effort against Iran was developed as early as 2006 and is linked to at least three other malware programs, a new analysis said Monday.
Futuristic technology—including 'talking' robots—could transform industry
A new generation of software that will allow computers and robots to 'converse' with a person is being developed by University of Aberdeen scientists.
Apple's Siri fuels boom in voice technology
Call it the "Siri effect." With Apple expected to unveil on Wednesday a new iPhone with added capabilities for Siri, its voice-activated digital assistant, industry experts say two factors are driving an explosion of voice-enabled ...
Researchers craft program to stop cloud computer problems before they start
(Phys.org)—Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new software tool to prevent performance disruptions in cloud computing systems by automatically identifying and responding to potential anomalies ...
'Cool' idea may potentialy cut one-third in tropical data centers' energy bills
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Toshiba have developed an advanced cooling technology that will enable data centres in tropical countries to be more energy efficient, cutting energy bills by one-third.