Category Archives: Technology

3 ways cryptocurrency is changing the way colleges do business with students and donors

3 ways cryptocurrency is changing the way colleges do business with students and donors

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Until about 2020, universities used cryptocurrencies only to pay ransoms to criminals attacking their networks. A fast payment to criminals helped victim universities restore their networks quickly. With increasing public adoption of cryptocurrencies, especially among young consumers, universities…

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Brain-computer interfaces could allow soldiers to control weapons with their thoughts and turn off their fear – but the ethics of neurotechnology lags behind the science

Brain-computer interfaces could allow soldiers to control weapons with their thoughts and turn off their fear – but the ethics of neurotechnology lags behind the science

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Imagine that a soldier has a tiny computer device injected into their bloodstream that can be guided with a magnet to specific regions of their brain. With training, the soldier could then control weapon systems thousands of miles…

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Darknet markets generate millions in revenue selling stolen personal data, supply chain study finds

Darknet markets generate millions in revenue selling stolen personal data, supply chain study finds

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. It is common to hear news reports about large data breaches, but what happens once your personal data is stolen? Our research shows that, like most legal commodities, stolen data products flow through a supply chain consisting of…

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Scientists uncovered the structure of the key protein for a future hepatitis C vaccine – here’s how they did it

Scientists uncovered the structure of the key protein for a future hepatitis C vaccine – here’s how they did it

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. The hepatitis C virus, or HCV, causes a chronic liver infection that can lead to permanent liver scarring and, in dire cases, cancer. It affects around 71 million people worldwide and causes approximately 400,000 deaths each year. While…

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Railroad unions and their employers at an impasse: Freight-halting strikes are rare, and this would be the first in 3 decades

Railroad unions and their employers at an impasse: Freight-halting strikes are rare, and this would be the first in 3 decades

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. The prospect of a potentially devastating rail workers strike is looming again, prompting the Biden administration on Nov. 28, 2022, to call on Congress to intervene by passing legislation that would force them to agree to a new…

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its failure offers lessons to other African countries creating smart cities

its failure offers lessons to other African countries creating smart cities

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Smart urbanism is about using digital technologies to address urban problems. Across the continent, digital technologies and smart initiatives have been applied in myriad ways, including crime control, urban planning and traffic management. It hasn’t always worked, however….

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After COP27, all signs point to world blowing past the 1.5 degrees global warming limit – here’s what we can still do about it

After COP27, all signs point to world blowing past the 1.5 degrees global warming limit – here’s what we can still do about it

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. The world could still, theoretically, meet its goal of keeping global warming under 1.5 degrees Celsius, a level many scientists consider a dangerous threshold. Realistically, that’s unlikely to happen. Part of the problem was evident at COP27, the…

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