NASA uses Nevada to test the Perseverance rover’s navigation technology ahead of Mars launch

NASA scientists travel to Nevada to test the Perseverance rover’s sensors and navigation technology in preparation for its 2021 arrival on Mars A team of NASA scientist traveled to Nevada to test the next Mars rover  Instead of bringing the full rover, they brought just its sensors and onboard tools Another team of 150 remote … Read more NASA uses Nevada to test the Perseverance rover’s navigation technology ahead of Mars launch

Flaw with Thunderbolt connections on PCs lets hackers access the hard drive in about ‘five minutes’

A flaw affecting Thunderbolt connections on millions of PCs lets hackers access a computer’s hard drive in ‘five minutes,’ researchers say The flaw affects Thunderbolt connections on PCs and Macs made before 2019 A flaw is able to bypass password protection and hard drive encryption   Researchers say it can be executed in just five minutes … Read more Flaw with Thunderbolt connections on PCs lets hackers access the hard drive in about ‘five minutes’

Spotify launches Group Sessions that lets multiple users create and control playlists in real-time

Spotify introduces Group Session feature that lets multiple users create and control playlists in real-time The feature lets users pause, play, skip and add songs on a playlist It is being positioned as a way to entertain people who are quarantined Group Sessions can have up to 100 people at a time The feature is … Read more Spotify launches Group Sessions that lets multiple users create and control playlists in real-time

Microsoft and Intel develop new malware detection software

Microsoft and Intel develop antivirus software that turns malware into 2D images that can be examined by a neural network The software, called STAMINA, converts malware bits into 2D images It then examines those images using computer visions software The approach could reduce the number of data points examined by software It has shown a … Read more Microsoft and Intel develop new malware detection software

Russia has 14,000 pieces of ‘space junk’ debris orbiting Earth

Space junk is littering the final frontier and Russia has contributed more to the collection than any other country. A new infographic reveals which countries owns the garbage floating in space and Russia is responsible for 14,403 pieces and the US comes in second with 8,734. The compiled data shows more than 30,000 particles from … Read more Russia has 14,000 pieces of ‘space junk’ debris orbiting Earth

Skeletons of two ‘warrior women’ whose lived 1,500 years ago may have inspired the story of Mulan

Skeletons of two ancient ‘warrior women’ whose lived 1,500 years ago may have inspired the story of Mulan are discovered in Mongolia Experts uncovered numerous skeletons at a cemetery in Mongolia Two of the skeletons stood out because of the unique markings on the bones The two females’ bones showed they were very athletic when … Read more Skeletons of two ‘warrior women’ whose lived 1,500 years ago may have inspired the story of Mulan

New study reveals how Chinook salmon use the Earth’s magnetic pulses to help navigate in the ocean

New study reveals how Chinook salmon use the Earth’s magnetic field as a kind of GPS signal to help navigate in the ocean Researchers confirmed the existence of magnetite crystals in Chinook salmon The crystals allow the salmon to sense magnetic pulses from the Earth They use these pulses as a biological GPS signal to … Read more New study reveals how Chinook salmon use the Earth’s magnetic pulses to help navigate in the ocean

Microsoft feature could end embarrassing ‘Reply All’ emails

End of the reply all nightmare? Microsoft rolls out feature in Office 365 and Exchange that stops replies from being sent to every recipient Microsoft adds reply-all protection to Office 365 and Exchange  It detects 10 reply-all emails to over 5,000 recipients within 60 minutes The email service blocks all replies in the thread for the … Read more Microsoft feature could end embarrassing ‘Reply All’ emails

Old Disney films improve life quality of female cancer patients

Classic Disney movies like the Jungle Book and The Little Mermaid can help improve the quality of life for cancer patients going through chemotherapy, a study found.  Researchers from the Medical University of Vienna played female cancer patients Disney movies on portable DVD players during a controlled clinical trial.  After six cycles of chemotherapy, patients … Read more Old Disney films improve life quality of female cancer patients

Hacker group ‘ShinyHunters’ sells more than 73 MILLION user records on the dark web

More than 73 million user records have been stolen from a number of online services and are being sold on the dark web for a total of $18,000. The hacker group, named ‘ShinyHunters’, scraped data from at least 10 companies including Zoosk, Chatbooks and the StarTribune. The online dating app, Zoosk, had the largest breach, … Read more Hacker group ‘ShinyHunters’ sells more than 73 MILLION user records on the dark web