Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are a big deal. They provide essential services for critical national or organizational infrastructure, and to compromise them means to compromise the continued security of these countries. They are responsible for the management of processes that, if not executed correctly, pose a significant risk to the health and safety of human lives.
Autonomous and semi-autonomous cars are rapidly entering the mainstream, but safety concerns make many people reluctant to adopt. CMU researchers have done the math, and the results are making a strong point in the favor of partially automated vehicle technologies, arguing to save money and lives.
We have been inspired by nature for centuries in a thousand different ways, but one area that benefits from looking at nature more than most others is engineering and structural design. Form-finding – a more structured approach to bio-inspired construction – is now breeding the new generation of indestructible bridges.
While many students struggle with math on the way to their STEM degrees, latest research shows that women are much more likely to get discouraged by the major hurdle – Calculus I. And the issue isn’t knowledge or skill, but a severe lack of confidence. The gender gap in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, math) is well known and broadly discussed, and many initiatives are already under way aiming to bring in and retain more women.
Original news release was issued by American Technion Society, written by Kevin Hattori. The next step in electronic design is clear as day. With silicon chips reaching their limit, development of carbon nanotubes may be about to usher us in the…
The segment of wearable technology is booming, but if you’re actively using a smart watch, you are producing more data than you are probably aware of. Data that hackers find very attractive. When we say that wearables are booming, it is not an overstatement. It is reportedly already producing an estimated $14 billion in sales worldwide – and is expected to to more than double within the next four years.
‘Dynamic Virtual Machine Consolidation for Energy Efficient Cloud Data Centers’ by Dong-Ki Kang, Fawaz Alhazemi, Seong-Hwan Kim, and Chan-Hyun Youn (School of Electrical Engineering, KAIST, Daejeon, Korea) Best Paper Award at CLOUDCOMP 2015, 6th EAI International Conference on Cloud Computing…
Alzheimer’s disease is really tough to diagnose. More specifically, it is tough to diagnose at an early stage, when something can still be done to slow it down. Currently, MRI is employed to detect early forms of dementia, such as mild cognitive impairment (MCI), but we have been unable to effectively distinguish them from Alzheimer’s disease until after brain tissue has suffered irreversible damage.
Simple and repetitive – that is in basic terms the description of an entry-level job that is helping many students get through college. It is also the description of the perfect activity to closely examine – if you are in any capacity…
Unless you are knee-deep in the industry, you are most likely unaware of just how important helium is. Much like other fossil fuels, it is gathered from Earth, but it has never been found intentionally. The helium in our reserves comes from small pockets that we have find accidentally, and these reserves are quickly running out.