Scientists believe they have created a breakthrough in genetic engineering. They have come up with bacteria, which can’t survive without a manmade chemical, so genetically modified organisms wouldn’t be able to live outside their intended area.
Slowly but surely, it seems as though the public are beginning to take a little more care about the passwords they use. A study shows that the ‘imaginative’ “123456” is still the most popular, but people are moving away from using such common passwords.
A first of a kind aircraft combining the qualities of an amphibious hovercraft and an aerial drone is being finalized for test flights in Russia. The dual-use drone could deliver cargo to hard-to-reach areas and have military uses.
Kim Dotcom has launched a public beta version of his latest project, with which he aims to wipe out Skype. The video calling service called MegaChat is to be encrypted to ensure secure communications for all its users.
Plans to route 911 location calls via Russia’s GLONASS satellite system have sparked national security concerns among some members of Congress, despite assurances that its use will be limited and it will help save lives in emergencies.
US scientists have developed a way to create super water-resistant metals. Lasers will create self-cleaning, anti-icing, anti-corrosion and anti-microbial surfaces, which could be used in solar panels and sanitation products.
Impressive new images of the dwarf planet Ceres, captured by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, have revealed crater-like structures on the frozen, icy surface. The images arrived as the probe became due to enter Ceres’ orbit.
An android combat avatar robot presented to the Russian president shoots a handgun accurately and can ride a quad bike, while its operator stands at a safe distance. “It looks more like a sci-fi movie,” Putin said.
The Russian Navy’s intelligence collection ship, the Viktor Leonov, has docked in Havana just a day before the arrival of an American delegation. The Russian warship is moored in open view of a pier usually used for cruise ships.
Dozens of US law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, have used radar devices that allow them to “see” through walls of buildings to monitor human activity, a new report states. This has led to questions regarding how legal these tactics are.