A history of hacks This scenario played out in 1998 when hackers took control of the U.S.-German ROSAT X-ray satellite. They did it by hacking into computers at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. The hackers then instructed the satellite to aim its solar panels directly at the sun. This effectively fried its batteries and rendered the satellite useless. The defunct satellite eventually crashed back to earth in 2011. Hackers could also hold satellites for ransom, as happened in 1999 when hackers took control of the U.K.’s SkyNet satellites. … [Read more...] about What happens when all the tiny satellites we’re shooting into space get hacked?
While there may be optimism in the job market, being laid off can wreak havoc on your psyche, which could play a bigger role in your ability to rebound than you think. No matter how you got the news — you were denied access to your office via a deactivated security pass or gently let down by your manager — you’ve lost your livelihood and in many cases, your sense of self. Like a relationship gone bad, losing your job can be incredibly painful and life-changing. But it doesn’t have be tragic. We spoke with everyone from a layoff survivor-turned-entrepreneur-and-author, to experienced career coaches and downsize experts, for some words of wisdom and helpful next steps. … [Read more...] about Top Jobs 2008: A Guide to Layoff Survival
Despite BYD’s enviable market position, startups and established car manufacturers will continue to threaten it. Chinese companies and venture capital firms are reportedly investing hundreds of millions of dollars into new energy vehicles. And critics contend that BYD cars don’t have the acceleration or battery mileage that competitors offer. Li says BYD battery compositions are safer than alternatives. Consequently, though, there are technological restrictions. BYD batteries use aluminum, cadmium, cobalt, graphite, lithium, iron phosphate, and nickel. … [Read more...] about The Biggest Electric Vehicle Company You’ve Never Heard Of