Now you can do your bit for science. You can put your idle computing power to good use by being part of Internet-connected distributed processing systems that run on volunteered home computers and harness their processing power to conduct large-scale analyses of data.
Recently, the Large Hadron Collider team at Centre for European Nuclear Research (CERN) announced the LHC@home 2.0 project, to tap into the collective computing power of the public to help simulate particle physics experiments. Among other pursuits, the project could help find an immensely important particle, the Higgs boson.
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A 10-year-old girl, who goes by the pseudonym – “CyFi”, has found that games apps on smartphones or tablets running on iOS or Android mobile platforms can be hacked into by tinkering with the device’s clock settings, which exposes an exploitable security loophole, or a “zero-day flaw”.
Global e-commerce giant Alibaba has just unveiled its new mobile device operating system – Aliyun OS. It has been developed by Alibaba Cloud Computing, a subsidiary of the Alibaba Group. It has been introduced as a cloud-based operating system, featuring cloud services including e-mail, Internet search, weather updates, mapping & GPS navigation tools.
The cloud OS provides support for web-based apps as well, offering users an Internet-like experience that do not require the user to download or install application software on their mobile devices. Cloud OS users will be able to synchronize, store and back-up data such as contact information, call logs, text messages, notes and photos to the cloud and also access & update this data across all their PC and mobile devices.
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This is a brilliant way to try to treat cancer. The brilliant bits are in the two paragraph preceding the last. Ingenious how they make use of the body’s natural defences and communication system to target deliver the treatment. It makes for great reading through.
“Particle Physic” from The Economist
An interesting read, where Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle is intelligently sidestepped. And don’t you love it when concepts like “weak measurement” make their way into physics?
The way I see it – this is how statistics (in this instance, averages), which is a mind-meld of mathematics and art, (sorry for the elvish/ trekkie imagery!) pulls one over science.
Quantum mechanics rule ‘bent’ in classic experiment.
This is a simply brilliant video combining PHDcomics’ art and two serious physicists’ explanation of what “Dark Matter” is. It is nice to see brilliant physicists being humble – puts life and universe in some perspective.