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Connected cars are vehicles that can communicate bidirectionally with other systems outside of the car itself, providing opportunities for more sophisticated IoT and market growth. A new report surveys the trends.

Study: Oral microbiome equals good dental health

Regular dental visits, plus a regimented brushing regime coupled with flossing are recommended by dentists. A new study, looking at the microbiome of the mouth, provides support for such regimes for overall health.

Google boosts support for checking coronavirus facts

Google on Thursday said it is pumping $6.5 million into fact-checkers and nonprofits as it ramps up its the battle against coronavirus misinformation.

Tracking viral epidemics needs to account for evolution

Models for tracking viral outbreaks, as with the current novel coronavirus issue, need to assess the ability of the virus to mutate. Accounting for the evolutionary impact of the virus is essential for accurate modelling, according to new research.

Privacy-mad Germany turns to app to track virus spread

Personal data protection is a thorny subject in privacy-loving Germany, but the country is nevertheless considering using a smartphone app to help manage the spread of the new coronavirus.

Genetically modified bacteria used to protect pollinators

Biologists have proposed a new strategy designed to protect honeybees from colony collapse disorder. This is based on deploying genetically engineered strains of bacteria, with the aim of altering the microbiome of the bee.

Why the fight against coronavirus is proving so complicated

Many in society are wondering why the novel coronavirus is proving especially challenging to contain. There are several reasons for this complexity, ranging from how infectious it actually is to how it moves through a population.

CAD Crowd Covid-19 3D Printing Design Challenge takes off Special

OK. imagine an open-source, 3D printable range of useful portable things for managing this damn virus. Things like automatic sanitizer handles, DIY face masks, and oxygen valves. Cad Crowd’s new challenge is all about doing these things well.

Coronavirus drives big increase in business communications

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, an uptick in the adoption of communications apps tell the story of healthcare organizations that are scrambling to adapt. New research reveals a step-change.

The importance for a robust, digital-led enterprise strategy Special

Vikas Vijaywargiya, Zensar CIO, tells Digital Journal why today’s world demonstrates the need for robust, digital-led enterprise strategies. Vijaywargiya, sees this as a response to today’s changing landscape.

Race for vaccine tests limits of drug innovation

From medical workers struggling to care for the rising tide of COVID-19 patients to the billions of people told to stay home to slow the pandemic, everyone is waiting for one thing: a vaccine.

Presence of microbial DNA in blood may indicate signs of cancer

A new study indicates that looking for signs of certain microbial DNA in a patient's blood may be tell-tale sign of cancer. The discovery could help to advance cancer detection.

Dyson to produce 15,000 ventilators for the health service Special

British based vacuum cleaner manufacturer Dyson is to switch its production lines from producing household products to manufacture ventilators for the U.K. health service.

Essential Science: Why some medications make COVID-19 worse

A new review of certain prescribed medications indicates that some drugs may make COVID-19 symptoms worse, especially in relation to the lungs. We also look at some other findings of interest in relation to the virus.

Op-Ed: Snowden warns of US data surveillance with new pandemic tech

Monday, Edward Snowden, a former National Security Contractor who leaked documents about US intelligence mass surveillance activities warned that high-tech government surveillance measures used to fight COVID-19 could have a long-lasting impact.

Coronavirus testing facility suffers maze ransomware attack

A UK-based medical facility that have plans to test coronavirus vaccines, Hammersmith Medicines Research, has been hit by an attack from one of the ransomware groups that recently pledged to not target medical organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UK government issues 2020 Cyber Security Breaches Survey Special

Cyber-threats are on the rise, according to the UK government. A new report findsthat nearly half of businesses, at 46 percent, in the UK faced cybersecurity breaches or attacks in the last 12 months.

World's most popular apps by social media mention revealed

How popular is an app? The number of downloads is revealing. But what about how influential an app is? New research considers this from the basis of social media mentions.

Why it's important to observe World Backup Day

World Backup Day is Tuesday, March 31st, marked at the same time each year. The 2020 event comes at a time when reminders of data protection are needed more than ever due to the sudden global shift to work-from-home.

Q&A: Expert tips for online school courses due to coronavirus Special

Attending classes online used to be an infrequent but it's become the norm for colleges as well as K-12 schools across the country and around the world due to coronavirus. Zach Sims of Codecademy looks into the issue.

The path towards the coronavirus vaccine

Researchers based at the University of Oxford indicate they have identified a potential vaccine for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The scientists are working towards the first clinical trials. This and four other coronavirus developments are summarized.

Google offers $800 mn to pandemic-impacted businesses, health agencies

Google on Friday pledged $800 million worth of support in response to the coronavirus pandemic for health organizations, researchers and businesses impacted by the crisis.

How Coherent Ising Machines can solve real-world problems

New research aims to develop optical and superconducting devices for the study of quantum-to-classical crossover physics and critical phenomena. This is to develop Coherent Ising Machines, devices for solving computationally hard optimization problems.

Q&A: A simplified way to protect endpoints Special

Despite its importance, many enterprises are still lacking when it comes to endpoint management and security, often times due to the complexity of the solutions. Chad Carter explains more.

Meet the patron saint of epidemics and pestilence — Saint Corona

Germany’s Aachen Cathedral has dug out the relics of little-known Saint Corona, patron saint of resisting epidemics, from its treasure chamber and is polishing up her elaborate shrine to showcase once the coronavirus pandemic has passed.

Q&A: New video technology to aid remote working Special

Helping personnel with remote working in relation to the coronavirus pandemic is proving challenging to businesses. One solution is Jamm, a new lightweight video engagement platform. Badri Rajasekar explains more.

Bike-sharer Lyft helps fight the coronavirus in several US cities

Lyft, the largest bike-share company in North America is offering free or discounted bike-share trips to workers who are fighting the coronavirus.

Q&A: Vulnerabilities in education apps and coronavirus Special

There has been an increase in school apps (to tell parents what to teach their kids at home) and video conferencing tools, since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic began. How many apps are vulnerable, according to Kelli Vanderlee.

3-D printers help save lives from virus in Italy

They may not be a miracle cure or a vaccine, but respirator valves from 3-D printers have helped coronavirus patients breathe a little easer in the Italian epicentre of COVID-19.

For Moscow's quarantined, 100,000 cameras are watching

A vast and contentious network of facial recognition cameras keeping watch over Moscow is now playing a key role in the battle against the spread of the coronavirus in Russia.

Q&A: Solution to the challenge of water phosphate regulations Special

Phosphate and phosphonate chemistries can help to control water systems. However, they can lead to dangerous levels of microbial growth. To overcome this, a nutrient-free industrial cooling corrosion control program has been developed.

Essential Science: Coronavirus was not genetically engineered

Time to take those conspiracy theories and put them into a box labeled ‘fake moon landings’. The novel coronavirus sweeping the world was not genetically engineered and it is of natural origin, as new research shows.

Q&A: How K-12 school districts are rapidly adopting technology Special

K-12 school districts are rapidly adopting technology to improve student experiences. However, at the same time, districts are increasingly experiencing cybersecurity incidents that put student and staff at a great risk, explains Charlie Sander.

China embarks on clinical trial for virus vaccine

China has started the first phase of a clinical trial for a novel coronavirus vaccine, records show, as the world's scientists race to find a way to combat the deadly pathogen.

Crowdsourced virtual supercomputer revs up virus research

Gamers, bitcoin "miners" and companies large and small have teamed up for an unprecedented data-crunching effort that aims to harness idle computing power to accelerate research for a coronavirus treatment.

Q&A: Looking into the rapid rate in the rise of threat actors Special

Third-party breaches are exponentially growing and threat actors are becoming more sophisticated, using new techniques to cause malicious attacks. This is the finding from a review undertaken by Source Defense, as the company's CEO explains.

Looking behind the reason for the U.S. DHSS cyberattack Special

What was behind the recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHSS) cyberattack? The attack appears related to its coronavirus response, where malicious actors sought to slow down operations in response to the pandemic.

Ransomware and Covid-19: Risks grow with increased WFH needs Special

There has been a rise in ransomware attacks that are taking advantage of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Russell P. Reeder, from Infrascale, looks deeper into the risks for people working at home.

Warning issued to web users of bogus coronavirus emails Special

The U.S. National Cyber Security Centre has warned web users of bogus emails claiming to contain important information about the pandemic. Matt Shelton and Jens Monrad of FireEye provide commentary.

Asia deploys innovative, if invasive, tech to curb virus

Electronic bracelets and phones that report your whereabouts, text messages if you stray too far from quarantine and digital detectives tracking where you've been -- Asian countries have embraced innovative, if somewhat invasive, tech to counter the co...

Extreme infrared laser pulses reveal frozen electron waves

Scientists have deployed extreme infrared laser pulses to unlock frozen electron waves in magnetite, which is generally regarded as the world's oldest magnetic material. This solves a long-standing puzzle in physics.
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