Millions of dollars are suspected to have been misused at Russian innovation center Skolkovo, the Prosecutor General’s office said in a statement. Russia’s fourth richest man, who runs the high-tech center, is believed to have benefited from the scheme.
Cutting-edge military equipment and hardware – some of it too secret for the public eye – was featured at the Russian Defense Ministry’s Innovation Day fair in Moscow. Androids, drone prototypes, and thin impenetrable armor were revealed to visitors.
The FDA is warning that implanted medical devices, such as pacemakers and defibrillators, are often connected to networks that are vulnerable to cyber attacks that could shut down or manipulate the machinery.
Researches have built a new type of 3D printer that creates tissue-like material that could revolutionize medicine. The artificial material produces the properties of living tissues and could potentially replace them in the future.
At a US tech conference, a scientist unveiled a small ‘invisibility cloak’ that causes objects behind it to mysteriously ‘disappear’ – similar to the magic garment worn by Harry Potter at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has won worldwide respect for battling disease and starvation in the developing world. But their latest venture – cheaply recycling sewage into drinking water and fuel – may prove more controversial.
Drunk drivers in Russia from now on face a brand-new nemesis – a laser device which detects alcohol in the air of your car with sophisticated precision. This brainchild of Russian science is a world first and will be in use by traffic police by 2013.
Some people go online for sports scores; others log on to check email. Military personnel with the US Air Force, however, recently used the Web to learn that their controversial and exuberantly expensive drone fleet had been hacked.