WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The delivered tests include research in the field of nanotechnology and a batch of human research samples, according to the press release. © Flickr / NASA JohnsonWATCH SpaceX Dragon Cargo Ship Departs From ISS, Returns Back to Earth "A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean… with more than 3,700 pounds of NASA cargo, science and technology demonstration samples from the International Space Station," NASA stated. The cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station and docked at the Harmony utility hub on April 10 after a historic launch from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in the US state of Florida. The next Dragon mission is expected to be launched in June and may reuse the Falcon 9 rocket, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has said. … [Read more...] about SpaceX Dragon Cargo Ship Delivers Critical Science Samples to Earth – NASA
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Luong Van Lam My parents recently spent VND12 million ($517) to install cameras inside and outside our family home in the countryside. Dad took a step further by placing a broken one near our chicken coop, just to fake out potential thieves. "We just installed some cameras," Mom told me on the phone while I was at work. "Four of them - inside the house, in the front, out on the street, even at the back," she said. She even sent me the password for a mobile app which would allow me to access the cameras remotely, saying I should check them out once in a while to check the house in case she and Dad were out. "There's only two of you and a few chickens, why spend so much?" I asked. "They bring us peace of mind," Dad replied. "There are so many thieves these days. Our neighbor even has eight cameras." My parents weren't the only ones going paranoid about security and installing cameras. My colleagues, friends and so many people I know have started to buy cameras or other similar … [Read more...] about Security cameras are a rational choice, but are they a solution?
A nature-inspired robot using water and combustible powder can launch itself from water like a flying fish. The device, which can travel 26 metres through the air after take-off, could potentially be used to collect water samples in hazardous environments, such as floods. Researchers at Imperial College London created the system, which weighs just 160 grams and can 'jump' multiple times after refilling its water tank. Furthermore, while similar robots often require calm conditions to leap from the water, the team's invention generates a force 25 times the robot's weight, giving it a greater chance of overcoming choppy waves. The device, which can travel 26 metres through the air after take-off, could potentially be used to collect water samples in hazardous environments, such as floods HOW DOES IT WORK? The water and the calcium-carbide powder combine in a reaction chamber, producing a burnable acetylene gas. As the gas ignites and expands, it pushes the … [Read more...] about ‘Flying fish’ robot can propel itself 26 metres off the surface and could be used for collecting water samples in floods or polluted seas
Companies and governments are “no longer comfortable” about storing their data in Australia as a result of the encryption legislation, Microsoft has warned. On Wednesday the company’s president and chief legal officer, Brad Smith, said customers were asking it to build data centres elsewhere as a result of the changes, and the industry needed greater protection against the creation of “systemic weaknesses” in their products. This week the Australian tech industry renewed calls for further amendments to controversial encryption-cracking legislation at an industry forum in Sydney. Also on Wednesday, Labor’s spokesman on the digital economy, Ed Husic, told the StartupAus forum in Sydney he wished he could “turn back time”, expressing regret for Labor’s role in passing the bill and explaining the opposition feared it would be blamed for a terrorist attack over Christmas if it refused. In Canberra, Smith told the Committee for the … [Read more...] about Tech companies not ‘comfortable’ storing data in Australia, Microsoft warns
Former Twitter CISO shares his advice for IT security hiring and cybersecurity Michael Coates, CEO and co-founder of Altitude Networks and the former CISO at Twitter, shares best practices for building strong security teams and for starting a career in cybersecurity. Read more: https://zd.net/2MqgssE As a company, building a strong security team can be a challenge. On the flip side, if you're looking to enter the field of cybersecurity, it can be challenging to know where to start. I had a chance to discuss both these issues with someone who's been there, Michael Coates, Co-founder & CEO at Altitude Networks.Coates got his start in IT security through red team exercises . He would use social engineering, physical pen testing, and a variety of hacks to break into the network and applications of corporate clients and financial institutions. It "was really exciting to learn how it was actually being done week over week," Coates said, "and then sitting down and with the CIO, the … [Read more...] about Former Twitter CISO shares his advice for IT security hiring and cybersecurity