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Newly discovered Vigilante malware outs software pirates and blocks them

Most malware tries to steal stuff. Vigilante, by contrast, takes aim at piracy. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) A researcher has uncovered one of the more unusual finds in the annals of malware: booby-trapped files that rat out downloaders and.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaJun 17th, 2021

Molecular dance that could eliminate soot pollution

A hidden, newly discovered molecular dance could hold the answer to the problem of soot pollution......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News16 hr. 13 min. ago

Running quantum software on a classical computer

Two physicists, from EPFL and Columbia University, have introduced an approach for simulating the quantum approximate optimization algorithm using a traditional computer. Instead of running the algorithm on advanced quantum processors, the new approa.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News17 hr. 41 min. ago

Giraffes are as socially complex as elephants: study

Scientists at the University of Bristol have discovered evidence that giraffes are a highly socially complex species......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News17 hr. 41 min. ago

Deciphering how light controls stomatal production in plants

NUS biologists have discovered the mechanism of how light regulates stomatal production on the leaf surface, a process critical for the adaptation and fitness of plants......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News17 hr. 41 min. ago

Pegasus Spyware Found On Journalists" Phones, French Intelligence Confirms

French intelligence investigators have confirmed that Pegasus spyware has been found on the phones of three journalists, including a senior member of staff at the country's international television station France 24. Pegasus is the hacking software -.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

How landscapes of fear affect the songbirds in our backyards

A team of researchers headquartered at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has recently discovered that fear plays an important, unrecognized role in the underdevelopment, and increased vulnerability, of backyard songbirds......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Sea levels influence eruptions on volcanic island

The rise and fall of sea levels influence the likelihood of volcanic eruptions on the Greek island of Santorini, new research led by Oxford Brookes University has discovered. Analyzing the timings of eruptions over hundreds of thousands of years, the.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

A higher-yield fuel catalyst

Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have developed a new catalyst for converting ethanol into C3+ olefins—the chemical building blocks for renewable jet fuel and diesel—that pushes the amount produced to a record-high 88%, a more than 10%.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Discovery of very red bodies in the asteroid belt that resemble trans-Neptunian objects

Two asteroids (203 Pompeja and 269 Justitia) have been discovered with a redder spectrum than any other object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. The discovery was led by HASEGAWA Sunao, Associate Senior Researcher at ISAS JAXA, with an i.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

WISEA J052305.94-015356.1 may be an extreme subdwarf of T-type

By analyzing the data from various surveys, a British amateur astronomer has found that a recently discovered star, designated WISEA J052305.94-015356.1, may be a representative of a rare class of subdwarfs—an extreme subdwarf of the T spectral cla.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Hundreds of AI Tools Were Built to Catch Covid. None of Them Helped

At the start of the pandemic, remembers MIT Technology Review's senior editor for AI, the community "rushed to develop software that many believed would allow hospitals to diagnose or triage patients faster, bringing much-needed support to the front.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

It"s the Hottest Job Market in 20 Years for Tech Workers

Tribune News Services says we're now experiencing the "hottest job market for tech workers since dot-com era" There's an air of desperation among tech employers this summer. Software talent, it seems, is in such high demand that companies are morphin.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Free Software Foundation Will Fund Papers on Issues Around Microsoft"s "GitHub Copilot"

GitHub's new "Copilot" tool (created by Microsoft and OpenAI) shares the autocompletion suggestions of an AI trained on code repositories. But can that violate the original coder's license? Now the Free Software Foundation (FSF) is calling for a clos.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

New Android Malware Uses VNC To Spy and Steal Passwords From Victims

A previously undocumented Android-based remote access trojan (RAT) has been found to use screen recording features to steal sensitive information on the device, including banking credentials, and open the door for on-device fraud. The Hacker News rep.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Microsoft releases first Windows 11 beta

Windows Insider is a software testing program that gives users access to pre-release builds of Microsoft’s operating systems. It follows a channel model in which each successive tier is increasingly stable, with the goal of helping Microsoft identi.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Software Downloaded 30,000 Times From PyPI Ransacked Developers" Machines

Software Downloaded 30,000 Times From PyPI Ransacked Developers" Machines.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

New Exotic Matter Particle, a Tetraquark, Discovered

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: Today, the LHCb experiment at CERN is presenting a new discovery at the European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics (EPS-HEP). The new particle discovered by LHCb, labeled as Tcc+, is.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Microsoft releases first beta of Windows 11

Windows Insider is a software testing program that gives users access to pre-release builds of Microsoft’s operating systems. It follows a channel model in which each successive tier is increasingly stable, with the goal of helping Microsoft identi.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Amazon releases first quarterly report under new CEO Andy Jassy

Amazon has released its first quarterly earnings report with newly minted CEO Andy Jassy at the helm, who took over for founder Jeff Bezos earlier this month......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Sony unlocks PlayStation 5 M.2 SSD expansion bay, but only for beta testers

First and foremost, the expansion port is currently only accessible to users participating in the PS5 system software beta program (technically, anyone can physically access the port, but you’ll need the right software to make it work)......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021