- FBI couldn't access nearly 7K devices because of encryption October 23, 2017The FBI hasn't been able to retrieve data from more than half of the mobile devices it tried to access in less than a year, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Sunday, turning up the heat on a debate between technology companies and law enforcement officials trying to recover encrypted communications.
- Miniature droplets could solve an origin-of-life riddle October 23, 2017It is one of the great ironies of biochemistry: life on Earth could not have begun without water; yet water stymies some chemical reactions necessary for life itself.
- Image: Hubble captures collision of two galaxies October 23, 2017This image, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows what happens when two galaxies become one. The twisted cosmic knot seen here is NGC 2623—or Arp 243—and is located about 250 million light-years away in the constellation of Cancer (The Crab).
- The atmospheres of water worlds October 23, 2017There are currently about fifty known exoplanets with diameters that range from Mars-sized to several times the Earth's and that also reside within their stars' habitable zone – the orbital range within which their surface temperatures permit water to remain liquid. A "water world" is an extreme case, an exoplanet defined as being covered […]
- Fast 3-D microscope with nano precision October 23, 2017A fast 3-D optical microscope which can acquire a full field image of the surfaces of objects at nanoscale resolution was developed recently in the lab of Prof. Ibrahim Abdulhalim (pictured right) in the Unit of Electro-Optical Engineering at BGU.
- New York advances drone industry with testing corridor October 23, 2017Envisioning a day when millions of drones will buzz around delivering packages, watching crops or inspecting pipelines, a coalition is creating an airspace corridor in upstate New York where traffic management systems will be developed and unmanned aircraft can undergo safety and performance testing.
- Einstein's theory of happy living emerges in Tokyo note October 23, 2017A note that Albert Einstein gave to a courier in Tokyo, briefly describing his theory on happy living, has surfaced after 95 years and is up for auction in Jerusalem.
- Utilities delay effort to map wildfire risk from power lines October 23, 2017A report says California utilities have helped delay efforts for nearly a decade to map where power lines pose the greatest wildfire risk.
- Tesla to build wholly-owned Shanghai plant: WSJ October 23, 2017Tesla has reached an agreement with Shanghai authorities that would make it the first foreign automaker to build its own plant in China, putting it in the driver's seat in the world's biggest electric-vehicle market, the Wall Street Journal reported.
- Machine learning used to predict earthquakes in a lab setting October 23, 2017A group of researchers from the UK and the US have used machine learning techniques to successfully predict earthquakes. Although their work was performed in a laboratory setting, the experiment closely mimics real-life conditions, and the results could be used to predict the timing of a real earthquake.