"Nuclear Football" Safety Procedures To Be Reassessed

quonset writes: Wherever the president goes, so goes the nuclear football, a 45 pound case which allows the president to to confirm his identity and authorize a nuclear strike. The Football also provides the commander in chief with a simplified menu.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotJul 22nd, 2021

In Hawaii, Robot Dogs Join the Police Force

"If you're homeless and looking for temporary shelter in Hawaii's capital, expect a visit from a robotic police dog that will scan your eye to make sure you don't have a fever," reports the Associated Press: That's just one of the ways public safety.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Amazon Delivery Companies Routinely Tell Drivers To Bypass Safety Inspections

Amazon delivery companies around the U.S. are instructing workers to bypass daily inspections intended to make sure vans are safe to drive. From a report: Amazon requires contracted delivery drivers to inspect their vehicles at the beginning and end.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

New polymer composite for electromagnetic shielding applications

scientists from NUST MISIS, South Ural State University and Joint Institute for Nuclear Research together with colleagues from Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Belarus have developed a new radar absorbing polymer composite with exfoliated graphite (EG)/barium.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Mexico Says Officials Spent $61 Million On Pegasus Spyware

Mexico's top security official said Wednesday that two previous administrations spent $61 million to buy Pegasus spyware that has been implicated in government surveillance of opponents and journalists around the world. PBS reports: Public Safety Sec.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Making our computers more secure

Researchers recently presented articles on memory safety that make computer systems more secure. This new research, which has zero to little effect on system performance, is already being used to create a processor......»»

Category: softwareSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Facebook recalling 4 million Oculus Quest 2 headset components

Facebook on Tuesday announced it is temporarily pausing sales of its Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headsets and recalling a component in around 4 million of the devices, in cooperation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsJul 27th, 2021

Facebook says it"s moving forward with Instagram for kids despite backlash

Facebook on Tuesday reaffirmed its intention to build an Instagram for kids under 13, despite pressure from lawmakers to back down on the plan, while simultaneously announcing new updates to address concerns about the safety of younger users on its p.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsJul 27th, 2021

Citizen app pays $200 to $250 a day to track and livestream crimes and emergencies

Citizen was originally launched as Vigilante in 2016, an iOS app that was later removed from the App Store due to concerns over its content. Intending to create a personal safety network, Citizen informs its users of any reported dangerous activity s.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJul 27th, 2021

When restricting capital movement, don"t go it alone

When it comes to avoiding reputational costs of economic policy controls, there is safety in numbers......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 27th, 2021

Planetary remnants around white dwarf stars

When a star like our sun gets to be old, in another seven billion years or so, it will no longer be able to sustain burning its nuclear fuel. With only about half of its mass remaining it will shrink to a fraction of its radius and become a white dwa.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021

Is NordVPN safe? A look at its safety and security measures

NordVPN is one of the most popular VPNs on the market today, but is it safe? We aim to answer all your questions in this in-depth overview......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021

"Nuclear Power"s Reliability is Dropping as Extreme Weather Increases"

A comprehensive new analysis published in Nature "calculates that the frequency of climate-related nuclear plant outages is almost eight times higher than it was in the 1990s," reports Ars Technica. "The analysis also estimates that the global nucl.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 25th, 2021

Nuclear power’s reliability is dropping as extreme weather increases

A comprehensive analysis shows that warmer temperatures aren’t the only threat. Enlarge / Cooling water is only one factor that limits the productivity of nuclear power plants. (credit: Getty Images) With extreme weather causing power failur.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJul 24th, 2021

Jeff Bezos and Sir Richard Branson Not Yet Astronauts, US Says

New Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules say astronaut hopefuls must be part of the flight crew and make contributions to space flight safety. That means Jeff Bezos and Sir Richard Branson may not yet be astronauts in the eyes of the US govern.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 24th, 2021

China Plans To Build the World"s First Waterless Nuclear Reactor

AltMachine shares a report from Interesting Engineering: Government researchers in China unveiled their design for a commercial molten salt nuclear reactor that is expected to be the first in the world to not utilize water for cooling. As the reactor.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

Gaming graphics card allows faster, more precise control of fusion energy experiments

Nuclear fusion offers the potential for a safe, clean and abundant energy source......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021

Jerry Rice on Success

There is a nice story about Jerry Rice, american football player, running in the Sunday, February 9, 2010 print edition of the San Francisco Chronicle’s. The story is about the secrets of success. [...] There is a nice story about Jerry Rice, am.....»»

Category: securitySource:  hakiriRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021

Massive Machines Are Bringing Giant Exoplanets Down to Earth

Scientists are using football-field-sized lasers, warehouse-sized electromagnets and other immense facilities to reveal the deep secrets of planetary interiors -- Read more on»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021

This Gameboy Runs on Nuclear Power

My "Nuclear Powered Gameboy" uses Tritium tubes as the energy source, which produces a mere 1.5 microwatts of power (that's 1.5 millionths of a watt). The post This Gameboy Runs on Nuclear Power appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Ma.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  makezineonlineRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021

Imaging tool under development exposes concealed detonators—and their charge

Behold the neutron, the middle child of subatomic particles. At times overshadowed by its electrically charged siblings the proton and the electron, neutrons quietly play important roles in national security. They start nuclear reactions for weapons.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021