One way of ensuring that attackers don’t access a network node or break into a device is to render its identification invisible. Cloaking the device’s address gives a hacker nothing to see, and it can be done on systems ranging from government networks to medical electronics implanted inside human beings. … [Read more...] about Digital Cloak of Invisibility Fends Off
Asia is where most of the economic growth will happen, experts say, as Chinese villages turn into megacities and similar phenomena become evident across the continent, including Vietnam. The World Economic Forum has predicted that the next billion members of the world’s middle class will come from Asia. However, these impressive figures, the higher living standards and rising wealth generation have been accompanied by a disaster of unimagined proportions that both citizens and policymakers are not paying sufficient attention to, in terms of long term ameliorative measures. There is literally aplenty on the scale of the problems caused by rising levels of air pollution across the country caused by heavy industries and rapidly increasing number of motorized vehicle owners. Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, only had 38 days of "clear air" (an AQI below 100) in 2017, with average pollution four times higher than those deemed acceptable by the World Health Organization's air quality … [Read more...] about Slowly, but surely, an invisible poison is choking Vietnamese cities
The Dallas Morning News reached out to the USDA. A congressional and public affairs staff member did not answer questions, but said the department would be available for comment when the shutdown lifted. Powell, an inspector since 1984, is no rookie to government shutdowns. Still, she said, "it doesn't mean you're prepared." And she worries the mounting pressure of working without pay will cause inspectors to quit.“If they’re short one inspector, that’s a huge cost to the food industry,” she said, adding that food inspectors are “feeling like nobody hears about them and nobody cares. They feel like the invisible agency."To the rescueSince the shutdown began, many businesses have stepped up to fill in the gaps where government agencies cannot. Efforts to assist furloughed workers going without pay have largely focused on TSA employees, but now several small businesses are coming to the rescue of food inspectors through a partnership with … [Read more...] about ‘Invisible agency’: North Texas federal food inspector fears shutdown burnout
When the announcements were made, Lynkeos Technology Ltd employees could scarcely believe they had collected not one but two titles at the Falkirk Herald Business Awards 2018. Fast forward two months and staff at the muon imaging firm still smile with pride as they reflect on the moment they were handed our Outstanding Achievement of the Year and Best Start-up gongs. Lynkeos is the only company in Britain which offers a state-of-the-art 3D imaging system that uses muons — or “invisible particles from outer space” — to examine inside shielded structures like nuclear waste barrels, enabling the industry to safely process and store nuclear waste.The fact that the firm received the awards little over two years after moving into its base in Abbotsford Business Park, Langlees — selected because of its central location and transport links — indicates the level at which it is operating.And, having secured £1.6 million in funding from the UK government … [Read more...] about Langlees-based company using ‘invisible outer space particles’ for crucial nuclear waste work
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Log In Business | The Border Dividing Ireland Has Long Been Invisible. Brexit Threatens to Make It Real. Britain’s exit from the European Union threatens to disrupt trade and potentially reinvigorate conflict between Northern Ireland and the Republican of Ireland. Lawrence McNamee, a dairy farmer outside Letterkenny, near the border with Northern Ireland. The return of a hard border “would be devastating,” he says. Credit Credit Paulo Nunes dos Santos for The New York Times Supported by ByPeter S. Goodman Dec. 26, 2018 LETTERKENNY, Ireland — The cows stand oblivious in the relentless drizzle, seemingly untroubled by their proximity to the border. But the farmer spreading grain for his heifers feels the demarcation with deep unease. It is a barrier that risks separating him from feed and fertilizer. Lawrence McNamee’s dairy farm sits … [Read more...] about The Border Dividing Ireland Has Long Been Invisible. Brexit Threatens to Make It Real.