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Are smart buildings safe from hackers and privacy breaches?
Are smart buildings safe from hackers and privacy breaches? Smart buildings offer better energy efficiency and the kind of futuristic mod cons that appeal to many consumers, but some experts warn our appetite for new technology is putting us at risk from increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks .
Tackling the ethical challenges of big data
Tackling the ethical challenges of big data The coming tech disruptions and revolutions have at times been predicted to fix all manner of societal and environmental ills, so at first glance Susan Etlinger’s warning to exercise caution and restraint can seem odd.
Cyber attacks – Are smart cities safer or more vulnerable?
Cyber attacks – Are smart cities safer or more vulnerable? In the wake of the Brussels bombings, the French blogger Francis Pisani addressed the quandaries of modern, connected European cities facing terrorist threats .
Towards effective spatial mosquito repellent
Towards effective spatial mosquito repellent Global warming is leading to an increase in mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria . It is considered the plague of developing countries. According to the World Health Organisation , it is responsible for one child death every minute.
To save lives, raise tobacco taxes
To save lives, raise tobacco taxes Smoking is the largest single cause of preventable premature death and disease , accounting for some 650,000 premature deaths each year in the European Union, according to official EU statistics.
Prof. Carol Greider "Now that there’s a good number of women running research labs, I hope that this is going to be a trend in future and that more will be winning prizes as well"
Prof. Carol Greider "Now that there’s a good number of women running research labs, I hope that this is going to be a trend in future and that more will be winning prizes as well" Carol Greider, Professor and Director of Molecular Biology and Genetics at the John Hopkins University, co-discovered the enzyme telomerase in 1984 when she was a graduate student of Elizabeth Blackburn at the University of California, Berkeley.