Monday, 29 May 2017
Latest news
Home » Science

Science

Hackers use leaked NSA bug in massive global cyber attack

Several cyber security firms said WannaCry exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft and that Microsoft patched this in March. The malware was included in the online dump by the hackers called Shadow Brokers, which they said were NSA tools. "It is going to spread far and wide within the internal systems of organizations - this is turning into the biggest cybersecurity incident I've ever seen", UK-based security architect Kevin Beaumont said. Read More »

North Korea calls US-South Korea plot a `declaration of war'

It was not immediately clear how the protest was conveyed since North Korea and the United States have no diplomatic relations and virtually no official channels of communication. Regional experts have believed for months that North Korea is preparing for its sixth nuclear test. However, North Korea did not show any evidence on how the alleged plot was foiled. Read More »

Atletico comeback falls short as Real reach final

perth_map

Despite his global exile, Benzema has remained a central figure in Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane's plans, and starred as the reigning European champions clinched their place in the final berth at the expense of neighbours Atletico. "Those first 20, 25 minutes will be in the history of the club". A run of just three wins in 11 has seen those hopes evaporate and they have even lost track of Atletico in the battle for third place, with motivation seemingly dwindling. Read More »

Bhadla solar auction in India draws more record-low bids

perth_map

In the auction conducted by state-run Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), Acme Solar Holdings Pvt Ltd and SBG Cleantech placed winning bids of Rs2.44 per kilo-watt hour (kWh) and Rs2.45 per kWh, respectively, to win contracts for the solar park being developed by Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Ltd. Read More »

Operations cancelled after cyberattack — NHS hospitals hacked

Consumers who have up-to-date software are protected from this ransomware. She said the ministry's servers haven't been affected. It added that there had been no breach of data security. Hospitals across the country have been hit by a "ransomware" attack that froze computers, shutting wards, closing emergency rooms and bringing treatment to a halt. Read More »

English hospitals say hit by suspected national cyber attack

Ransomware is malicious software that infects machines, locks them by encrypting data and then extorts money to let users back in. Images that were posted online of the NHS pop-up look almost identical to pop-up ransomware windows that hit Spain's Telefonica, a powerful attack that forced the large telecom to order employees to disconnect their computers from its network and to resort to an intercom system to relay messages, according to Bleeping Computer . Read More »

2-magnitude quake recorded off coast of El Salvador

SUMNER COUNTY -Another natural disaster rattled portions of Kansas on Wednesday morning. Even though the magnitude 3.6 quake happened east of Bremerton, people on Facebook said they felt shaking in such places as Ballard, Issaquah and Edmonds. Read More »

UK hospitals report tech problems in possible cyberattack

The incident has spread to Scotland after three GP surgeries in Dumfries and Galloway were hit. "HHS is aware of a significant cybersecurity issue in the United Kingdom and other worldwide locations affecting hospitals and healthcare information systems", Laura Wolf, chief of the critical infrastructure protection branch at the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), said in a statement . Read More »

Microsoft Out To Regain Ground In Schools With Surface Laptop

The wait for a new Surface hardware is finally over as Microsoft announced its new Surface Laptop at the EDU Event in NY. The aim with the Surface Laptop and the Windows 10 S OS is to create a device that is simple and secure, geared toward the education market-the same strategy Google pursued with the Chromebook. Read More »

With China deal, U.S. poised for new LNG boom

perth_map

The communiqué will outline several fields in which Beijing and Washington wish to promote USA trade to China, including supplies of liquefied natural gas, the Journal reported. US gas exports made up almost 7 percent of China's LNG imports in March, according to Bloomberg News . By 2030, we expect Chinese LNG demand to reach 75 million tonnes a year (mta), triple 2016 imports . Read More »

NASA nixes crew for test flight of new megarocket in 2019

perth_map

The first flight of NASA's expensive new deep-space rocket is going to be delayed again, and it won't have any astronauts aboard, the agency announced Friday. "We're really building a system", Gerstenmaier said. As part of the assessment, NASA also reviewed the schedule for EM-1, including production schedules across the enterprise, anticipated budgets and appropriations, and the ongoing impact of the February tornado that directly affected the Michoud Assembly Facility in Louisiana. Read More »

Verdict expected in blasphemy case against Jakarta's Christian governor

As hundreds of protesters gathered outside calling for the maximum penalty to be given, Dwiarso Budi Santiarto, the presiding judge, told the court that Purnama was "convincingly guilty of committing blasphemy". Indonesia is a multi-ethnic, multi-sectarian society that, until recently, was known for its tolerance of religious and ethnic minorities. He was accused of insulting Islam by referring to a verse in the Koran during a campaign speech. Read More »

Microsoft begins showing off new features for Windows 10 Creators Update 2

Windows 10 was pitched originally as a tool to break the company out of its dependence on the personal computer, software that could bridge the gap between laptops, smartphones, Xbox consoles and other devices. Starting with what Microsoft had in store for the developers, the company introduced the new Azure Cosmos DB which it claims is "industry's first globally distributed, multi-model database service to deliver horizontal scale with guaranteed uptime, throughput, consistency and ... Read More »

Windows 10 gets chummy with Apple, iTunes in next version

It will be displayed in all of a user's connected devices, including Apple iOS and Google Android, not just Windows 10. In another concession to the popularity of Apple's products, iTunes software will be added to the Windows Store - an announcement that evoked some of the loudest cheers in Thursday's crowd. Read More »

Google Maps now comes with street view images for Android

perth_map

Now, when you view the turn-by-turn directions in the app, you should see that numerous intersections and directions now have a thumbnail Street View image of that location displayed on the right . Tapping on a thumbnail will then show you the full 360 degree image, which should show you exactly where you need to turn. In the couple of tests I've done with it, Street View seems to also be oriented correctly for the view you'll have as you are driving - meaning it won't point you at the ... Read More »

Earths forests grew 9% in a new satellite survey

perth_map

Vast stretches of previously undocumented forest have been discovered using a new tool to analyse the surface of the Earth. According to the researchers, the dryland forests have remained undiscovered by ecologists because the low density of trees makes it hard for them to track, despite covering vast amounts of land across the world. Read More »

Freeland praises Tillerson's work on Arctic Council climate change statement

The agreement Tillerson signed with foreign ministers from the other seven countries of the Arctic Council made only a fleeting reference to the Paris pact which was signed by almost 200 nations to cut greenhouse gas emissions. "Canada is very pleased the Paris agreement is in that declaration, " Freeland said in a conference call from Fairbanks on Thursday night. High-level officials from the world's eight Arctic n. Read More »

Can anyone top Meitu's Sailor Moon phone and selfie wand?

perth_map

The catch? Its design motif ties in with the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon franchise. You'll have more fun fawning over the pink finish with Sailor Moon's silhouette on the back and some neat hints to software. Meitu, the company famed for their selfie app, announced a new phone that is specifically loaded to give selfies to die for. It also has a 5.2-inch display, 4GB of RAM, a Helio X20 processor, and a 3,000mAh battery. Read More »

Genentech: Phase III IMvigor211 Study On TECENTRIQ Fails To Meet Endpoint

perth_map

Genentech said that the results seen in patients treated with its drug were consistent with observations in an earlier Phase 2 study. Safety also was deemed consistent with previously observed findings about the drug. "We are committed to helping people with advanced bladder cancer and will discuss these data with health authorities". Genentech now says it will review the results from the failed bladder cancer trial to better understand the results. Read More »

Short Interest in Fitbit Inc (FIT) Grows By 6.1%

The stock climbed 6.55 percent over the past quarter, while declined -25.5 percent over the past six months. Fitbit, Inc is a provider of health and fitness devices. Equities research analysts anticipate that Fitbit will post ($0.35) EPS for the current year. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Fitbit from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Saturday, April 1st. Read More »

Gilas Pilipinas routs Myanmar, 147-40

Myanmar were led by Aung Wana with 12 points, but he was the lone double-digit scorer for the Burmese squad. "The only thing we were concerned about was our hustle numbers and not our points". Gilas shot a spectacular 60% from the field, and made 50 of its 60 attempts inside the paint against the smaller Burmese. Allein Maliksi added 20 points while Cebuanos RR Pogoy and June Mar Fajardo chipped in 17 and 14, respectively, in a game wherein nine players scored in double figures for the ... Read More »

SpaceX Launches 'Spy' Satellite On A Secret Mission For The US Military

It was SpaceX's first big national security payload, and a sign of things to come as the aerospace company breaks into the shadowy world of military and national security launches. The 7:15 a.m. liftoff was the second attempt after a scrub on Sunday morning during an identical launch window. SpaceX maybe opening a new flow of top-secret government mission. Read More »

Sabra Health Care REIT Inc Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.45 (SBRAP)

perth_map

While looking at the SMA values of Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc . The stock rose 1.46% or $0.35 reaching $24.4. (SBRA) traded with the volume of 2.49 Million shares while its average 3 months volume is at 623980 shares. 29 funds opened positions while 72 raised stakes. 187,885 are held by Loomis Sayles And Company Limited Partnership. Last session Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc . Read More »