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A new review of reviews finds that an array of products drawn from in excess of 10,000 fungi could be the key to the development of new medicines. Included among the compounds was a product that led to the cholesterol lowering drug lovastatin.

Q&A: Nyotron discovers undetectable ransomware technique Special

Nyotron has announced its discovery of a major new cybersecurity threat that makes WannaCry look like child’s play, yet has been ignored by the industry (despite Nyotron’s best efforts).

Q&A: What's behind the AWS Data Exchange? Special

Amazon has announced a new addition to its cloud products with AWS Data Exchange. This will enable customers to select from data sources from over 80 third-party data providers in AWS Marketplace eliminating the need to maintain storage infrastructure.

Microsoft bug shows importance of a zero trust protocol Special

A recently identified cyber-risk connected to Microsoft’s login systems shows the risk with trusting known vendors for enterprise cybersecurity. A security expert tells Digital Journal that a 'zero trust' approach is the best security measure to adopt.

Q&A: Genetic testing can identify antibiotic resistance Special

LexaGene has developed a point of care medical device that can identify pathogens as well as antibiotic/antimicrobial resistance within one hour. The device does this completely automatically through the amplification of genetic material.

Sweaty Betty's suffers eCommerce data breach Special

Sweaty Betty’s has suffered from a data breach, caused by cyber-criminals inserting malicious code into its eCommerce website to capture customer card details during the checkout process.

NASA to launch first all-Mexican AzTechSat-1 satellite to ISS

SpaceX postponed the launch of a Dragon cargo ship filled with NASA supplies Wednesday due to high winds in the upper atmosphere, as well as at sea. This means a student-built nanosatellite will he heading to the International Space Station tomorrow.

Sun yields its secrets to Parker Solar Probe

NASA's Parker Solar Probe, having survived its closest encounter so far with the Sun, has sent back a "spectacular trove" of data on its corona, the super-hot outer edge of its atmosphere, scientists said Wednesday.

Major Android bug discovered targeting banking apps Special

A dangerous Android vulnerability known as StrandHogg has been discovered by Promon, affecting all Android devices. Sam Bakken of OneSpan looks at the new risk to smartphone users.

Q&A: How to use AI to keep children safe online Special

What is it like to set-up and run an AI-powered startup? Digital Journal spoke with the founder of Jiminy - Tal Guttman. Guttman looks at advancements in AI, his AI focused on child safety, and the main challenges with a startup initiative.

Tencent, Nintendo to launch Switch console in China

Chinese internet giant Tencent and gaming titan Nintendo on Wednesday announced plans to launch the Japanese company's popular Switch console in China from next week.

Op-Ed: More asteroid hysteria as close fly-by happens on Friday

It’s like a bad psych movie. Doom! Rocks from the sky! Squeaky little articles! The asteroid bug seems to have turned some writers into zombies, and asteroids are the pet subject. A fly by due on December 6 is the cause of the latest babble.

Scientists hunt wild relatives of food crops to bolster defences

Scientists have been on a global search for the wild relatives of our food crops, hoping to bolster their defences against disease and climate change, a study showed Tuesday.

Using technology to keep lights on can also prevent wildfires

California utilities are experimenting with a new technology that proponents say could help prevent both electricity shutoffs and equipment failure-related wildfires.

Essential Science: Stormquakes found in powerful oceanic storms

You’ll have heard of earthquakes and hurricanes. Now, how about stormquakes? These powerful oceanic events are set to be categorized as a new meteorological phenomenon, based on new research centered on the U.S. coastline.

Ghost imaging developed for moving object capture

Scientists have produced a technique to capture moving objects using a new method termed ghost imaging. This method should make captor objects practical for new applications, extending to areas like biomedical imaging and security checks.

How artificial intelligence will revolutionize work

AI is the technology that enables computers to think and act like human beings. However, knowledge of the technology and the benefits that it can deliver for the workplace are often under appreciated by society, according to a new report.

2020 Predictions: Mobile app dev, 5G, No-code and DevSecOps Special

From 5G to bringing your own device to work; and from no-code solutions to increased privacy concerns, there are several key technology and security trends for businesses, according to experts at Blue Cedar.

Review: Choetech Wireless Car Charger enhances the driving experience Special

As the market for wireless chargers increases in pace, drivers are starting to see the benefits of this technology. A new device from Chotech offers fast charging and connectivity.

Review: SoundLiberty 77 Bluetooth earbuds for crystal clear sound Special

Earbuds are probably now the most popular way to listen to music via a mobile device. From Taotronics comes the SoundLiberty 77 Bluetooth Earbuds which offer excellent high-fidelity sound.

New 2030 goals for societal change top Dell Technologies’ agenda

Dell Technologies has unveiled its long-term plan to create a lasting, measurable impact on people and their communities across the globe as well as the planet. These include increasing inclusion and advancing sustainability.

Scientists make first recordings of blue whale heartbeats

Marine biologists have made the first recordings of a blue whale's heart rate. The activity was slow and tricky. The recordings reveal that blue whale hearts are operating at extremes.

The mysterious origin of Nebraska's 'Devils Corkscrews'

Millions of years ago, the remote badlands of Nebraska were home to an ancient creature, the Palaeocastor, a small, now-extinct beaver. These creatures left behind tall, spiral structures known locally as Devil’s Corkscrews. But what were they used for?

New report outlines key business cybersecurity trends for 2020

The rapidly evolving cybersecurity landscape proves that threat actors remain undeterred from compromising systems for their own gain. A new report from Trend Micro presents the key cybersecurity concerns for businesses for 2020.

Q&A: When hackers have your healthcare IT department outgunned Special

Keeping on top of regulations is a burdensome task for any healthcare IT department, including HIPAA compliance, especially when cash-strapped or low in headcount. So what can they do? Max Pruger of Kaseya has some answers.

Q&A: What the ban on Chinese drones means for U.S. market Special

On October 30, 2019 the U.S. Department of the Interior (DoI) grounded its entire fleet of aerial drones citing national security risk from Chinese manufacturers. What does this mean for the drone market? Cameron Chell of Draganfly examines the scene.

European Space Agency gets an 'out of this world' budget

The European Space Agency (ESA) will enjoy a budget of €14.4 billion over the next five years, after the agency’s 22 member states agreed on Thursday (28 November) to increase funding for space exploration.

Q&A: How PSD2 will impact fraud on Black Friday Special

With online spending continuing to rise online for Black Friday, web retailers need to consider how best to ensure PSD2 compliance in order to keep consumers secure without compromising their user experience.

Online shoppers beware: New mobile banking Trojan appears Special

A new strain of mobile banking Trojan called Ginp has been constantly refined to collect login credentials and credit card details, warns Will LaSala, Director of Security Services at OneSpan.

Q&A: 2020 predictions: Biometrics to identify verification Special

What does 2020 have in store for technological developments? The trajectory is that technology will continue to permeate deep into different aspects of society and culture, as two leading experts explain to Digital Journal readers.

Machines appear more persuasive when pretending to be human

A new study shows when robots disclose their non-human nature, their efficiency is compromised. Conversely, when robots act more ‘human’ then interaction with people is considerably improved.

Tips to beating fraud this Black Friday

In 2018, almost a quarter of consumers experienced attempts at fraud over the Black Friday weekend, as fraudsters capitalize on seasonal spikes in transaction volume to try and evade fraud detection processes. Mark Crichton provides some tips.

Recycle: Old newspapers used to grow carbon nanotubes

A study shows how old newspaper can be used as a low-cost and green solution for the large-scale production of single walled carbon nanotubes. The nanotubes can be used in electronics and optics technology.

Milking the story on virtual-reality headsets for cows

It really is becoming a "virtual" world when farmers outfit their dairy herd with virtual reality headsets, hoping to reduce anxiety and increase milk production - at least that's what a regional agricultural administration in Russia is claiming.

Most U.S. workers say employers haven’t discussed automation

In October 2019 SYKES surveyed working adults across the U.S. to uncover their perceptions of and beliefs about the future of work. The poll included views on automation, and this found that many firms do not have an automation strategy in place.

Bytedance: The Chinese company behind global TikTok craze

The Chinese billionaire behind teen phenomenon TikTok is a 36-year-old tech guru whose eye for youth trends and pioneering use of AI has blasted the app to global success -- while working hand-in-glove with censors to control content within China.

Unpicking the universal features of global music

Can music be universal? A new study suggests so. The research examines the concept that music from any country shares important commonalities, whatever the apparent differences in sound and rhythm.

NASA's Orion capsule takes a ride on the 'Super Guppy'

Transporting NASA's Orion space capsule from one place to another can be a daunting task, especially when it has a mass of about 8.5 metric tons (19,000 pounds). But NASA also has a very big plane that can do the job.

eSentire Survey: Defining and guarding crown jewel data

While it is possible for an organization to lack formal data classification and still have an understanding of what it needs to protect, yet most organizations hold sensitive data that cybercriminals can monetize or leverage for other purposes.

Google tensions deepen over firings of 'Thanksgiving Four'

Google on Monday fired four employees on the grounds they had violated data security policies, but the tech titan was accused of persecuting them for trying to unionize staff.

Just how bad for the environment is Bitcoin mining?

As digital currencies become more popular and their use more widespread, it is the appropriate time to assess the environmental impact of cryptocurrencies and to see if any measures can be taken to lower the carbon impact.
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