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Federal Computer Week
Shielding innovation from DOD bureaucracy, mapping feds' local impact and more Undersecretary of Defense Frank KendallDOD's Kendall: Innovation means 'freed
Shielding innovation from DOD bureaucracy, mapping feds' local impact and more
Federal Computer Week / Posted 13 hours ago
Undersecretary of Defense Frank KendallDOD's Kendall: Innovation means 'freedom from bureaucratic constraints' At an Aug. 26 defense industry conference, Frank Kendall,... Read more
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PC Advisor
The ultimate auto-pilot software gets $15M boostDARPA says the Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System or ALIAS program, whi
The ultimate auto-pilot software gets $15M boost
PC Advisor / Posted yesterday
DARPA says the Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System or ALIAS program, which was announced in 2014 envisions a tailorable, drop-in, removable... Read more
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Government Computer News
DARPA wants to take the sting out of DDoS attacksWhile posing a minor inconvenience compared to other more malicious cyberattack
DARPA wants to take the sting out of DDoS attacks
Government Computer News / Posted 2 days ago
While posing a minor inconvenience compared to other more malicious cyberattacks, distributed denial of service attacks post enough of a threat that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency nonetheless is looking for innovative approaches to... Read more
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PC Advisor
DARPA: Current DDoS protection isn’t cutting itThe DARPA program, called Extreme DDoS Defense (XD3) looks to : • thwart DDoS a
DARPA: Current DDoS protection isn’t cutting it
PC Advisor / Posted 3 days ago
The DARPA program, called Extreme DDoS Defense (XD3) looks to : • thwart DDoS attacks by dispersing cyber assets (physically and/or logically) to complicate... Read more
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PC Advisor
DARPA: What are the extreme challenges facing optics and imaging? DARPA: What are the extreme challenges facing...
DARPA: What are the extreme challenges facing optics and imaging?
PC Advisor / Posted 4 days ago
DARPA: What are the extreme challenges facing... Read more
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The Register
Boffins raise five-week-old fetal human brain in the lab for experimentationA scientific team in Ohio has managed to raise the most complete human brain ye
Boffins raise five-week-old fetal human brain in the lab for experimentation
The Register / Posted 9 days ago
A scientific team in Ohio has managed to raise the most complete human brain yet, and plan to use it for testing drugs and trying to understand autism. The brain is at the same stage of development as a five-week-old fetus and contains 99 per cent... Read more
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Government Computer News
Mission-driven data visualizationData visualization does not always have to come in the form of a dashboard. Key
Mission-driven data visualization
Government Computer News / Posted 9 days ago
Data visualization does not always have to come in the form of a dashboard. Key performance indicators certainly have their place, but agencies at all levels of government are making data visualization an integral tool for a growing array critical... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Sikorsky gets $9.8m for autonomous flightThe Department of Defense awarded Sikorsky Aircraft a $9.8 million grant to con
Sikorsky gets $9.8m for autonomous flight
Stamford Advocate / Posted 9 days ago
The Department of Defense awarded Sikorsky Aircraft a $9.8 million grant to continue its development of a system that would allow helicopters to fly autonomously, with Sikorsky expanding the system to include fixed-wing aircraft. DOD awarded the... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Sikorsky gets $9.8m for autonomous flightThe Department of Defense awarded Sikorsky Aircraft a $9.8 million grant to con
Sikorsky gets $9.8m for autonomous flight
Connecticut Post / Posted 9 days ago
The Department of Defense awarded Sikorsky Aircraft a $9.8 million grant to continue its development of a system that would allow helicopters to fly autonomously, with Sikorsky expanding the system to include fixed-wing aircraft. DOD awarded the... Read more
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Boston Globe
Before Skynet becomes self-aware, watch these DARPA robots fail miserablyUnless you’ve been living under a rock with your fingers in your ears, you’ve u
Before Skynet becomes self-aware, watch these DARPA robots fail miserably
Boston Globe / Posted 10 days ago
Unless you’ve been living under a rock with your fingers in your ears, you’ve undoubtedly noticed that technology has altered numerous portions of everyday life. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency or DARPA, the wing of the Department of... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Google's humanoid robot roams forestIf you go down to the woods today you're sure of a big surprise... Google's Bo
Google's humanoid robot roams forest
Sky News Australia / Posted 10 days ago
If you go down to the woods today you're sure of a big surprise... Google's Boston Dynamics has unveiled video of its Atlas robot roaming a forest. The footage shows the humanoid machine, with a power cord trailing from its back, unsteadily... Read more
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Slate
Auto Companies Should Be Very Worried About Car Hacking. So Should You.Last month, Wired published an article with a headline that sounds like absurdi
Auto Companies Should Be Very Worried About Car Hacking. So Should You.
Slate / Posted 10 days ago
Last month, Wired published an article with a headline that sounds like absurdist science fiction: “Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It.” Two security specialists had figured out how to hack into a Jeep Cherokee’s onboard... Read more
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techcentral.ie
Google's Atlas humanoid robot takes a walk in the woodsThe Atlas robot tackling rough terrain. Image: Boston Dynamics/YouTube Boston
Google's Atlas humanoid robot takes a walk in the woods
techcentral.ie / Posted 11 days ago
The Atlas robot tackling rough terrain. Image: Boston Dynamics/YouTube Boston Dynamics is working with untethered versions with 3D-printed parts 18 August 2015 | 0Google’s towering humanoid robot Atlas has shown off its bushwhacking skills with a... Read more
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Market Watch
Cutting defense spending could hurt economy, Bernanke warnsFormer Fed chief Bernanke says cutting defense spending could hurt the U.S. eco
Cutting defense spending could hurt economy, Bernanke warns
Market Watch / Posted 11 days ago
Former Fed chief Bernanke says cutting defense spending could hurt the U.S. economy down the road. WASHINGTON — Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned Monday that reduced defense spending could have adverse long-term economic impacts,... Read more
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Palo Alto Weekly
Pentagon launches new Silicon Valley research outpostThe U.S. Department of Defense last week opened a new pilot office at Moffett F
Pentagon launches new Silicon Valley research outpost
Palo Alto Weekly / Posted 15 days ago
The U.S. Department of Defense last week opened a new pilot office at Moffett Federal Airfield as part of a renewed effort by the military to partner up with Silicon Valley's tech talent. The new office is being launched by the Defense Innovation... Read more
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Mountain View Voice
Pentagon launches new Silicon Valley research outpostThe U.S. Department of Defense last week opened a new pilot office at Moffett F
Pentagon launches new Silicon Valley research outpost
Mountain View Voice / Posted 15 days ago
The U.S. Department of Defense last week opened a new pilot office at Moffett Federal Airfield as part of a renewed effort by the military to partner up with Silicon Valley's tech talent. The new office is being launched by the Defense Innovation... Read more
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Boston Herald
MIT hopes robo hero effort pays off to help in disastersA robot with the brawn of a machine and the quick reflexes of a human is being
MIT hopes robo hero effort pays off to help in disasters
Boston Herald / Posted 16 days ago
A robot with the brawn of a machine and the quick reflexes of a human is being developed by MIT researchers, who hope to some day be able to send it into danger zones instead of putting people at risk. HERMES, now a year and a half in the making,... Read more
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Calgary Sun
New gene 'editing' technology being researched at University of AlbertaNew research being done at the University of Alberta, showcasing a new technolo
New gene 'editing' technology being researched at University of Alberta
Calgary Sun / Posted 18 days ago
New research being done at the University of Alberta, showcasing a new technology in the field of genome engineering, could enable scientists to "edit" faulty human genes like how a computer programmer edits computer code. In a report published in... Read more
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Quartz
Robots are going to learn to play jazz - Quartz As the band gets into their groove, the guitarist gets ready to rip
Robots are going to learn to play jazz
Quartz / Posted 18 days ago
- Quartz As the band gets into their groove, the guitarist gets ready to rip a solo he’s practiced for endless hours. The crowd knows he’ll pull it off perfectly. That’s because he’s a robot; it’s always... Read more
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ExtremeTech
DARPA is teaching artificial intelligence software to play jazz Cinema of late has become littered with themes related to artificial intellig
DARPA is teaching artificial intelligence software to play jazz
ExtremeTech / Posted 18 days ago
Cinema of late has become littered with themes related to artificial intelligence, but arguably one of the most provocative moments from this genre comes in the movie Her when the... Read more
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PhysOrg
Engineering students to launch experimental 3-D printer on NASA missionVirginia Tech’s RockSat-X team includes (left to right) Seth Austin, Sebastian
Engineering students to launch experimental 3-D printer on NASA mission
PhysOrg / Posted 18 days ago
Virginia Tech’s RockSat-X team includes (left to right) Seth Austin, Sebastian Welsh, and John Mulvaney, all of the College of Engineering. The team, comprised of 20 students, will launch a self-designed and built 3-D printer into suborbital space on... Read more
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The Atlantic
Exoskeletons for the Disabled Let Cities off the HookJuliano Pinto, a 29-year-old from Brazil, was outfitted by a team of scientists
Exoskeletons for the Disabled Let Cities off the Hook
The Atlantic / Posted 21 days ago
Juliano Pinto, a 29-year-old from Brazil, was outfitted by a team of scientists from the Walk Again Project with a complex framework of braces and metal armature that could all be controlled by his brain. And it worked: He was able to command his... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
end hangar space coming to StinsonStinson Municipal Airport has signed a deal with Western LLC that will let West
end hangar space coming to Stinson
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 23 days ago
Stinson Municipal Airport has signed a deal with Western LLC that will let Western build and market new corporate and executive hangar space. Boeing's troubles with the 787 Dreamliner are a reminder that innovation is risky, particularly in... Read more
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Federal Computer Week
Work, Kendall talk tech superiority with DIUX leadership Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work and Frank Kendall, the department’s top
Work, Kendall talk tech superiority with DIUX leadership
Federal Computer Week / Posted 23 days ago
Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work and Frank Kendall, the department’s top acquisition official, met Aug. 4 with the new leadership of the Pentagon’s nascent outreach office to Silicon... Read more
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New Kerala
origin scientists develop new super-thin materialIndian- Indian-origin scientists Swastik Kar and Srinivas Sridhar have develop
origin scientists develop new super-thin material
New Kerala / Posted 24 days ago
Indian- Indian-origin scientists Swastik Kar and Srinivas Sridhar have developed a new super-thin light-weight material with potential applications in a range of tools that we use everyday -- from... Read more
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University of Pennsylvania Health System
New Approach for Making Vaccines Against Deadly DiseasesPHILADELPHIA – Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University
New Approach for Making Vaccines Against Deadly Diseases
University of Pennsylvania Health System / Posted 25 days ago
PHILADELPHIA – Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have devised an entirely new approach to vaccines – creating immunity without vaccination. Related Links The study, published in Scientific Reports,... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
MRI used to study dog's brain activityUntil recently, scientists could only speculate why dogs that have the right pe
MRI used to study dog's brain activity
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 26 days ago
Until recently, scientists could only speculate why dogs that have the right personality for a career in threat detection respond to training with such extreme drive. Since the inception of the Canine Performance Sciences Program, Auburn... Read more
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TechCrunch
Startups Rocket To The Front Of The Space RaceCapitalizing on the falling cost of launch services and the miniaturization of
Startups Rocket To The Front Of The Space Race
TechCrunch / Posted 26 days ago
Capitalizing on the falling cost of launch services and the miniaturization of satellites, a new breed of startups are gearing up for the space race under the moniker of NewSpace. At a recent conference in San Jose, Calif., leading figures in this... Read more
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PhysOrg
From cameras to computers, new material could change how we work and playAn artistic rendering of novel magnetism in 2D-BNCO sheets, the new material Sw
From cameras to computers, new material could change how we work and play
PhysOrg / Posted 26 days ago
An artistic rendering of novel magnetism in 2D-BNCO sheets, the new material Swastik Kar and Srinivas Sridhar created. Serendipity has as much a place in science as in love. That's what Northeastern physicists Swastik Kar and Srinivas Sridhar found... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Terrafugia takes flying cars to new heightsHumans were dreaming about flight long before a couple of bicycle mechanic brot
Terrafugia takes flying cars to new heights
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 27 days ago
Humans were dreaming about flight long before a couple of bicycle mechanic brothers made it a reality in 1903. Now an American company hopes to take flight to the next dimension by putting it on roadways. Terrafugia's TF-X will let you pull out of... Read more
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The Scientist
Inspired by NatureWhen biomedical engineer Jeff Karp has questions, he looks to animals for answe
Inspired by Nature
The Scientist / Posted 27 days ago
When biomedical engineer Jeff Karp has questions, he looks to animals for answers. In 2009, Karp gathered his team at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston to brainstorm novel ways to capture circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the bloodstream.... Read more
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FOX News
Is OnStar still susceptible to remote hack attacks?Fiat Chrysler announced last week that it is recalling 1.4 million vehicles aft
Is OnStar still susceptible to remote hack attacks?
FOX News / Posted 29 days ago
Fiat Chrysler announced last week that it is recalling 1.4 million vehicles after a team of independent cybersecurity specialists hacked into the company’s Uconnect telematics system over a public cellular network and took control of a number of... Read more
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PhysOrg
Five things to know about artificial intelligence and its useIn the sci-fi thriller "Ex Machina," the wonders and dangers of artificial inte
Five things to know about artificial intelligence and its use
PhysOrg / Posted a month ago
In the sci-fi thriller "Ex Machina," the wonders and dangers of artificial intelligence are embodied in a beautiful, cunning android named Ava. She puts her electronic smarts to work with frightening results, manipulating and outwitting her human... Read more
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PC Magazine
Musk, Woz: Let's Hold Off on the Killer RobotsVIEW ALL PHOTOS IN GALLERY Some of the industry's top players have signed on t
Musk, Woz: Let's Hold Off on the Killer Robots
PC Magazine / Posted a month ago
VIEW ALL PHOTOS IN GALLERY Some of the industry's top players have signed on to support a ban on autonomous weapons systems. Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and professor Stephen Hawking are among the 1,000-plus artificial... Read more
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Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Dogs trained in prison to protect livesOPELIKA, Ala. — All dressed up in a shiny new red shirt, little Opelika could n
Dogs trained in prison to protect lives
Honolulu Star-Advertiser / Posted a month ago
OPELIKA, Ala. — All dressed up in a shiny new red shirt, little Opelika could not stand still in the anteroom of the City Council chambers. And who could blame her? In a few minutes she would meet the mayor of this Alabama city for which she is... Read more
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The New Yorker
How El Chapo Builds His TunnelsAt 8:52 P.M. on July 11th, Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the drug kingpin known as El C
How El Chapo Builds His Tunnels
The New Yorker / Posted 1 months ago
At 8:52 P.M. on July 11th, Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the drug kingpin known as El Chapo, sat on the bed of his cell in Altiplano, Mexico’s only super-maximum-security prison. Surveillance footage appears to show a small screen glowing on a table... Read more
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Business Insider
Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak and over 1,000 AI researchers co-signed an open letter to ban killer robotsThe letter was presented this week at the 2015 International Joint Conference o
Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak and over 1,000 AI researchers co-signed an open letter to ban killer robots
Business Insider / Posted 1 months ago
The letter was presented this week at the 2015 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and physicist Stephen Hawking signed the letter, alongside leading AI scientists like... Read more
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News.com.au
Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk warn of artificial intelligence impact on future war, oppressionInnovation The development of robots that could save lives is an unparallele
Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk warn of artificial intelligence impact on future war, oppression
News.com.au / Posted 1 months ago
Innovation The development of robots that could save lives is an unparalleled breakthrough, but what if they also could kill? Two-sided sword ... While... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk warn of artificial intelligence impact on future war, oppressionThe development of robots that could save lives is an unparalleled breakthrough
Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk warn of artificial intelligence impact on future war, oppression
Daily Telegraph / Posted 1 months ago
The development of robots that could save lives is an unparalleled breakthrough, but what if they also could kill? Two-sided sword ... While artificial intelligence holds great potential for humanity, a group of researchers and entrepreneurs are... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4 million cars after hack revelationsLONDON — Fiat Chrysler announced it has decided to voluntarily recall more than
Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4 million cars after hack revelations
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 1 months ago
LONDON — Fiat Chrysler announced it has decided to voluntarily recall more than 1.4 million U.S. vehicles after it was revealed one of its Jeeps could be hacked. The entire recall was issued after a video appeared online Tuesday showing two computer... Read more
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KHSL Chico-Redding
Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4M cars after hack revelationsThe company said it also has "applied network-level security measures to preven
Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4M cars after hack revelations
KHSL Chico-Redding / Posted 1 months ago
The company said it also has "applied network-level security measures to prevent the type of remote manipulation demonstrated in a recent media report." The measures, it said, block remote access to certain vehicle systems and were fully tested and... Read more
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PC Magazine
Remote Car Hacking Is Now a RealityUntil now, car hacking demos were done only while security researchers were har
Remote Car Hacking Is Now a Reality
PC Magazine / Posted 1 months ago
Until now, car hacking demos were done only while security researchers were hard-wired into a vehicle's electrical system. There was just one documented real-world case of remote car hacking in 2010, but that was an inside job by a disgruntled car... Read more
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iol.co.za
How they hacked and crashed a Jeep.Cars are already under attack as never before as the gadgetry they contain gro
How they hacked and crashed a Jeep
iol.co.za / Posted 1 months ago
.Cars are already under attack as never before as the gadgetry they contain grows more complex and thus more vulnerable to would-be thieves. File photo: Kacper Pempel/Reuters. St Louis, Missouri - The triumphant shout of “You’re doomed!” came in an... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Car-makers' rush to add wireless features has left cars open to hackersJeep remotely hacked at 100 km/h The complaints that flooded into Texas Auto C
Car-makers' rush to add wireless features has left cars open to hackers
Brisbane Times / Posted 1 months ago
Jeep remotely hacked at 100 km/h The complaints that flooded into Texas Auto Center that maddening, mystifying week were all pretty much the same: Customers' cars had gone haywire. Horns started honking in the middle of the night, angering... Read more
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WA Today
Car-makers' rush to add wireless features has left cars open to hackersJeep remotely hacked at 100 km/h The complaints that flooded into Texas Auto C
Car-makers' rush to add wireless features has left cars open to hackers
WA Today / Posted 1 months ago
Jeep remotely hacked at 100 km/h The complaints that flooded into Texas Auto Center that maddening, mystifying week were all pretty much the same: Customers' cars had gone haywire. Horns started honking in the middle of the night, angering... Read more
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The Age
Car-makers' rush to add wireless features has left cars open to hackersJeep remotely hacked at 100 km/h The complaints that flooded into Texas Auto C
Car-makers' rush to add wireless features has left cars open to hackers
The Age / Posted 1 months ago
Jeep remotely hacked at 100 km/h The complaints that flooded into Texas Auto Center that maddening, mystifying week were all pretty much the same: Customers' cars had gone haywire. Horns started honking in the middle of the night, angering... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Car-makers' rush to add wireless features has left cars open to hackersJeep remotely hacked at 100 km/h The complaints that flooded into Texas Auto C
Car-makers' rush to add wireless features has left cars open to hackers
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 1 months ago
Jeep remotely hacked at 100 km/h The complaints that flooded into Texas Auto Center that maddening, mystifying week were all pretty much the same: Customers' cars had gone haywire. Horns started honking in the middle of the night, angering... Read more
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Canberra Times
Car-makers' rush to add wireless features has left cars open to hackersJeep remotely hacked at 100 km/h The complaints that flooded into Texas Auto C
Car-makers' rush to add wireless features has left cars open to hackers
Canberra Times / Posted 1 months ago
Jeep remotely hacked at 100 km/h The complaints that flooded into Texas Auto Center that maddening, mystifying week were all pretty much the same: Customers' cars had gone haywire. Horns started honking in the middle of the night, angering... Read more
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PhysOrg
Innovative method improves strength and modulus in carbon fibersProfessor Satish Kumar research engineer M.G. Kamath examine the precursor and
Innovative method improves strength and modulus in carbon fibers
PhysOrg / Posted 1 months ago
Professor Satish Kumar research engineer M.G. Kamath examine the precursor and carbon fibers processed at Georgia Tech. Credit: Gary Meek Carbon fibers are stronger and lighter than steel, and composite materials based on carbon-fiber-reinforced... Read more

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