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Cyber sector growth exacerbating skills shortage

phloxii - STOCK.ADOBE.COM Data from security association (ISC)² shows demand for cyber pros is still outpacing supply as the sector continues an upward growth trajectory By Alex Scroxton, Security Editor Published: 27 Oct 2021 12:15 Despite around 700,000 new entrants to the cyber security profession, demand continues to outpace the supply of talent, according to…

Looking to space to cure osteoarthritis

In 1976, Alan Grodzinsky ’71, ScD ’74, was feeling a little frustrated.  He had spent two years teaching a basic course on semiconductor physics and circuits in MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, learning the material in the fast-moving field as he went along. That didn’t leave him any time for research. Then…

DarkMarket takedown results in 150 arrests

A coordinated operation by law enforcement has seen 150 taken into custody amid allegations of buying or selling illicit goods on the dark web By Alex Scroxton, Security Editor Published: 26 Oct 2021 17:00 A total of 150 people – including 24 Britons – alleged to be involved in buying or selling illicit products or…

Newegg’s early Black Friday deals: PC parts, gaming chairs, more

Since its inception, Newegg has been the go-to website for all things computers. While the California-based retailer has expanded its offerings beyond computer peripherals, it still offers some of the most enticing deals that you can find going into the holiday season. Like Best Buy and Amazon, Newegg is joining the Black Friday frenzy early…

Study finds nearly 500 ancient ceremonial sites in southern Mexico

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A team of international researchers led by the University of Arizona reported last year that they had uncovered the largest and oldest Maya monument—Aguada Fénix. That same team has now uncovered nearly 500 smaller ceremonial complexes that are similar in shape and features to Aguada Fénix. The find transforms previous understanding…

Arctic wildfires threatening North America’s black spruce trees

The black spruce is a common species in North American boreal forests and it needs wildfires to survive, but the blazes are now so frequent that the spruces are struggling Environment 25 October 2021 By Chen Ly A boreal forest with black spruce and mixed hardwood trees in Algonquin Provincial Park, CanadaOrchidpoet/Getty Images For millennia,…

Is the rowing machine a good workout?

Home References (Image credit: Getty Images) If you ask a historian ‘is the rowing machine a good workout’ they’d likely say yes. There have been variations of rowing machines in existence since the 4th century BC (amazing!), where the ancient Greeks used them as a training device for soldiers to prepare for sea. Whilst the…

El Salvador’s bitcoin adoption hit by an easy money-making loophole

El Salvador recently became the first country in the world to make bitcoin legal tender, but traders have been exploiting the state issued bitcoin “wallet app” to make a quick profit Technology 25 October 2021 By Luke Taylor There have been protests against bitcoin in El SalvadorREUTERS/Jose Cabezas via Alamy El Salvador’s move to become…

Google’s $599 Pixel 6 Raises the Bar for All Smartphones

Stereo speakers flank the screen, and while they don’t sound as rich as the drivers on the iPhone 13 Pro, they’re still pretty darn good and loud. As on most of today’s high-end phones, there’s no headphone jack, MicroSD card slot, or charging adapter in the box, but there’s wireless charging, fast wired charging, 5G,…

Giant Lemurs Are the First Mammals (Besides Us) Found To Use Rhythm

Mammals make all manner of sounds, but their calls rarely resemble music. The culprit? A lack of rhythm—the temporal sequence that organizes sounds, and the pauses between them, into a repeatable pattern. Humans have long been the only mammals known to utilize rhythm to create music. To discover how we could have acquired this ear…

Hertz to purchase 100,000 Tesla Model 3s for its rental fleet

Tesla hertz — Some of Hertz’s fleet will be powered by a new, larger Panasonic battery. Eric Bangeman – Oct 25, 2021 2:45 pm UTC Hertz Car rentals will be going greener, at least at Hertz, which will purchase 100,000 Tesla Model 3 electric sedans over the next 14 months. The rental car company announced…

New state of matter discovered at high temperature, pressure

Water can form various types of structures, such as ice, liquid, and vapor. Now, a new study added one more phase to the list. Scientists at UChicago and Carnegie have discovered a new state of matter: supersonic ice. Supersonic ice forms at extremely high temperatures and pressures. It is black and hot, unlike the normal…

Tech firms launch digital identity scheme for real estate

vadim yerofeyev – Fotolia Five companies joined the digital identity programme aimed at enabling buyers of real estate, and more providers are expected to join a pilot starting this month By Angelica Mari Published: 25 Oct 2021 15:15 A digital identity scheme for the residential property market has been launched with five technology companies joining…

Online COVID-19 Risk Calculator Shows Your Personalized Risk of Infection

A calculator to help people understand their risk factors for COVID-19 infection and vaccination has been launched by the Immunisation Coalition in collaboration with Australian researchers. The tool’s three co-lead researchers are University of Queensland virologist Dr. Kirsty Short, CoRiCal instigator from Flinders University Associate Professor John Litt, and GP Dr. Andrew Baird. Dr. Kirsty Short said the Immunisation…

TechCabal Daily – A banquet of consequences 🍛

25 OCTOBER, 2021 Good morning ☀️ ️ Guess which company is now worth (roughly) three times Toyota Motor and accounts for about 35% of the market cap of all automakers in the world? .  Tesla.   On Friday, Elon Musk’s electric vehicle company took one step closer to a market valuation of $1 trillion as…

Heavy rains in drought-stricken states could be dangerous

Amir AghaKouchak is a professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Earth System Science at University of California, Irvine. This story originally featured on The Conversation. A powerful storm system known as an atmospheric river is heading for northern California and Oregon, a region in the midst of an historic drought. While it will bring…

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