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The Effects of Fukushima Linger after Five Years, but Not from Radiation

The Effects of Fukushima Linger after Five Years, but Not from Radiation

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, which began on March 11, 2011, uprooted thousands of Japanese people, set the worldwide nuclear power industry back a decade, and caused a run on potassium iodide (said to help ward off thyroid cancer). What it didn’t …Continue reading

A Bitcoin-Style Currency for Central Banks

The digital currency Bitcoin was designed to be independent of any government—a feature that also limits its mainstream appeal. Now researchers have invented a Bitcoin-like system that could make digital cash more practical by allowing a central bank such as the Federal …Continue reading

Finding Insecurity in the Internet of Things

As we connect everything from Barbie dolls to front-door locks and cars to the Internet, we’re creating more—and possibly more dangerous—potential ways for cyberattackers to wreak havoc. F-Secure’s Sense device monitors a range of Internet-connected gadgets for possible malicious activity. Security researchers …Continue reading

Machine-Learning Algorithm Aims to Identify Terrorists Using the V Signs They Make

Every age has its iconic images. One of the more terrifying ones of the 21st century is the image of a man in desert or army fatigues making a “V for victory” sign with raised arm while standing over the decapitated body …Continue reading

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