An advanced and unconventional hack is targeting industrial firms
Enlarge / Binary code, illustration. Attackers are putting considerable skill and effort into penetrating industrial companies in multiple countries, with hacks that use multiple evasion mechanisms, an innovative encryption scheme, and exploits that are customized for each target with pinpoint accuracy. The attacks begin with emails that are customized... Read more
SpaceX, NASA make history by successfully launching two astronauts to ISS
NASA astronauts Bob Behnken (right) and Doug Hurley sit in a Tesla after walking out of the Operations and Checkout Building on their way to the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Crew Dragon spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center on May 30.  Joe Raedle/Getty Images Welcome to space... Read more
Space Photos of the Week: An Eternal Voyage of Discovery
In 1977, two spacecraft launched to the edges of the solar system. Their mission was to explore the outer planets and send information to the team back on Earth. Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 each had different trajectories planned, which meant they would each see different things along their... Read more
The coronavirus crisis could push the U.S. to adopt online voting by 2024
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden recently suggested that, as the public health emergency deepens, all-mail ballots are “worth looking at, quickly.” Mail-in ballots could be helpful as a stopgap right now, but it’s a slow and inefficient process in a digital age that demands a better answer. In addition,... Read more
Twitter is fact-checking Trump but Facebook isn’t, though has same policy
Twitter’s decision to fact-check President Donald Trump on Tuesday around misleading statements about voting by mail has been followed by an unprecedented escalation of Trump’s war on social media. In just a few days, the president’s administration has singled out an individual Twitter employee in apparent retaliation, issued a... Read more
Could iPhone SE’s one camera beat the Galaxy A51’s four? Here’s how they compare
Lexy Savvides/CNET The Samsung Galaxy A51 is a $400 (£329, AU$599) powerhouse with four cameras that give flexibility for photography, from ultra-wide to macro. But Apple’s new iPhone SE, despite only having one rear camera, has smart photography features borrowed from more expensive models such as the iPhone 11.... Read more
What Do the Quark Oddities at the Large Hadron Collider Mean?
Amid the chaotic chains of events that ensue when protons smash together at the Large Hadron Collider in Europe, one particle has popped up that appears to go to pieces in a peculiar way. All eyes are on the B meson, a yoked pair of quark particles. Having caught... Read more
Pico Neo 2 and Tobii-powered eye-tracking variant now available worldwide
Pico Interactive is making its Neo 2 line of standalone headsets available worldwide. The base model is $700, while an eye-tracking variant powered by Tobii is $900. We tried both models at CES in January and while the eye-tracking wasn’t perfect in the early demo, it also worked without calibration and... Read more
Why Big Tech isn’t fighting Trump in public over his social media executive order
Earlier this week, the president of the United States signed an order that’s meant to cripple many of America’s most powerful internet companies. Or, at the very least, punish them. So what do America’s most powerful internet companies have to say about that? Not very much. Or, at least,... Read more
Marauding monkeys make off with coronavirus vials in India
Three COVID-19 blood test samples were stolen by a monkey in India. Sergei KarpukhinTASS via Getty Images For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. A group of monkeys stole three COVID-19 blood test samples from an Indian health care worker at a... Read more