Review: SC Medicaid agency exposed data to cybertheft risk

A four-decade-old computer system and poor safety measures at South Carolina's Medicaid agency exposed the personal health information of roughly 1 million residents to risk of cybertheft, according to a federal report released ...

How lottery insider allegedly fixed jackpots

Eddie Tipton, a computer expert and the Multi-State Lottery Association's security director, allegedly rigged a lottery jackpot by installing a software program known as a rootkit on a computer that would pick the winning ...

How computers broke science – and what we can do to fix it

Reproducibility is one of the cornerstones of science. Made popular by British scientist Robert Boyle in the 1660s, the idea is that a discovery should be reproducible before being accepted as scientific knowledge.

Rewrite of onboard memory planned for NASA Mars orbiter

Tables stored in flash memory aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) tell locations of Earth and the sun for the past 10 years, but not their locations next year. That needs to be changed. Carefully.

UAF model used to estimate Antarctic ice sheet melting

To see how burning up the Earth's available fossil fuels might affect the Antarctic ice sheet, scientists turned to a computer program developed at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute. The ice would disappear, ...

How particles and fluids are spread in porous materials

SuMo Biomaterials is a VINN Excellence centre at Chalmers with 35 research groups, seven participating companies and the institute SP Food and Bioscience. The centre is funded equally by Vinnova, the industry and Chalmers. ...

Making nanowires from protein and DNA

The ability to custom design biological materials such as protein and DNA opens up technological possibilities that were unimaginable just a few decades ago. For example, synthetic structures made of DNA could one day be ...

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