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Fusion Experiment Demonstrates Cheaper Stellerator Using Creative Magnet Workaround

Popular Science reports that early last week, researchers at the U.S. Energy Department's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory revealed their new "MUSE" stellarator — "a unique fusion reactor that uses off-the-shelf and 3D-printed materials to contain its superheated plasma." The researchers' announcement says the technique suggests "a simple way...

Sun Apr 14, 2024 08:34
Could a New Charge Double the Service-life of Li-Ion Batteries?

"An improved charging protocol might help lithium-ion batteries to last much longer," writes Science Daily: The best commercial lithium-ion batteries...have a service life of up to eight years. Batteries are usually charged with a constant current flow. But is this really the most favorable method? A new study by Prof. Philipp Adelhelm's group at...

Sun Apr 14, 2024 05:37
Data Collected by the US Justice Department Exposed in Consultant's Breach

DOJ-Collected Information Exposed In Data Breach Affecting 340,000 Information Collected An anonymous reader shared this report from Security Week: Economic analysis and litigation support firm Greylock McKinnon Associates, Inc. (GMA) is notifying over 340,000 individuals that their personal and medical information was compromised in a year-old...

Sun Apr 14, 2024 02:40
Will America's Next Soldiers Be Machines?

Foreign Policy magazine visits a U.S. military training exercise that pitted Lt. Isaac McCurdy and his platoon of infantry troops against machines with camera lenses for eyes and sheet metal for skin: Driving on eight screeching wheels and carrying enough firepower on their truck beds to fill a small arms depot, a handful of U.S. Army robots stormed...

Sun Apr 14, 2024 01:41
New Spectre V2 Attack Impacts Linux Systems On Intel CPUs

An anonymous reader shared this report from BleepingComputer: Researchers have demonstrated the "first native Spectre v2 exploit" for a new speculative execution side-channel flaw that impacts Linux systems running on many modern Intel processors. Spectre V2 is a new variant of the original Spectre attack discovered by a team of researchers at the...

Sat Apr 13, 2024 23:42
US Government Says Recent Microsoft Breach Exposed Federal Agencies to Hacking

From the Washington Post: The U.S. government said Thursday that Russian government hackers who recently stole Microsoft corporate emails had obtained passwords and other secret material that might allow them to breach multiple U.S. agencies. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, an arm of the Department of Homeland Security,...

Sat Apr 13, 2024 22:43

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