New technology that identifies users vulnerable to cyber attack based on behavioral and psychological characteristics
Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. have announced the development of the industry's first technology for identifying users vulnerable to cyber attacks based on the ways they use their computers, ...
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Social cost of climate change too low, scientists say
The economic damage caused by a ton of CO2 emissions-often referred to as the "social cost of carbon-could actually be six times higher than the value that the United States uses to guide current energy regulations, ...
Aircraft, research vessel, and ground stations will gather data on California drought
In the midst of the California rainy season, scientists are embarking on a field campaign designed to improve the understanding of the natural and human-caused phenomena that determine when and how the state gets its precipitation. ...
Small volcanic eruptions partly explain 'warming hiatus'
The "warming hiatus" that has occurred over the last 15 years has been partly caused by small volcanic eruptions.
POLARBEAR detects curls in the universe's oldest light
(Phys.org) —Cosmologists have made the most sensitive and precise measurements yet of the polarization of the cosmic microwave background.
New measure of gravitational constant higher than expected
Measuring on ice: Researchers create 'smart' ice skating blade
An ice skating blade that informs figure skaters of the stresses they are imposing on their joints has been developed by a group of researchers in the US.
World's best thermometer made from light
(Phys.org) —University of Adelaide physics researchers have produced the world's most sensitive thermometer – three times more precise than the best thermometers in existence.
Most precise measurement of electron mass made
Scientists in Germany said Wednesday they had made the most precise measurement yet of the mass of the electron, one of the building blocks of matter.
Earth's core reveals an inner weakness
(Phys.org) —The word "core" conjures up an image of something strong. However, new experiments show that the iron found in the Earth's core is relatively weak. This finding is based on x-ray spectroscopy ...
Surface of Titan Sea is mirror smooth, scientists find
New radar measurements of an enormous sea on Titan offer insights into the weather patterns and landscape composition of the Saturnian moon. The measurements, made in 2013 by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, reveal ...
Are weak values quantum? Don't bet on it
(Phys.org) —New work asserts that a key technique used to probe quantum systems may not be so quantum after all, according to Perimeter postdoctoral researcher Joshua Combes and his colleague Christopher ...
Radio telescopes settle controversy over distance to Pleiades
Astronomers have used a worldwide network of radio telescopes to resolve a controversy over the distance to a famous star cluster—a controversy that posed a potential challenge to scientists' basic understanding ...