Archivo mensual: marzo 2019

Colossal asteroid will approach Earth on Friday, but we’ll be fine

Colossal asteroid will approach Earth on Friday, but we’ll be fine
NASA is always keeping an eye on space rocks that get anywhere near Earth, and 2019 has been a relatively calm year in terms of close passes. A recently discovered asteroid is going to make a not-super-close pass of Earth later this week, and while it doesn’t pose much of a threat to our planet it’s worth mentioning simply because of its size. The rock, known as 2019 DN, is slated to arrive at its closest point to Earth this coming Friday, March 8th. At its nearest distance the asteroid will still be around 13 lunar distances away. One lunar distance is equal to the space between the Earth and our Moon, so it’s clear the asteroid has little chance of disrupting Earth during its flyby, and that’s a very good thing considering its size…

Colossal asteroid will approach Earth on Friday, but we’ll be fine
NASA is always keeping an eye on space rocks that get anywhere near Earth, and 2019 has been a relatively calm year in terms of close passes. A recently discovered asteroid is going to make a not-s…

Astronomers Have Discovered Another Mysterious Dimming Star, And It’s Even More Epic

Astronomers Have Discovered Another Mysterious Dimming Star, And It’s Even More Epic
We have another juicy cosmic mystery on our hands. Another star has been caught in the act of dimming, and doing so in a really peculiar way. The light of EPIC 204376071, a star just 440 light-years from Earth, dimmed by up to 80 percent for an entire day. That’s a huge amount of blocked light! Even the famously dimming ‘alien megastructure’ bust KIC 8462852, also known as Tabby’s star or Boyajian’s star, has only dimmed by up to 22 percent…

Astronomers Have Discovered Another Mysterious Dimming Star, And It’s Even More Epic
We have another juicy cosmic mystery on our hands. Another star has been caught in the act of dimming, and doing so in a really peculiar way. The light of EPIC 204376071, a star just 440 light-years from Earth, dimmed by up to 80 percent for an entir

OpenAI Launches Neural MMO to Train AI in Complex, Open-World Environments

OpenAI Launches Neural MMO to Train AI in Complex, Open-World Environments
Over the past few years, we’ve seen a number of AI projects demonstrate how effectively artificial intelligences can play certain games, from classics like chess to the Chinese game Go and even DOTA 2 and Starcraft 2. Now, the non-profit OpenAI has released what it calls Neural MMO. The look is heavily reminiscent of Minecraft, but the long-term impact of the idea could be considerable…

OpenAI Launches Neural MMO to Train AI in Complex, Open-World Environments – ExtremeTech
OpenAI has released Neural MMO, a new way for your AI assistant to spend as much time playing games as you do. Alright, not so much. It’s a way to teach them to spend as much time playing games as you do.

NASA’s InSight lander tried to dig into Mars, but Mars had other plans

NASA’s InSight lander tried to dig into Mars, but Mars had other plans
NASA has been quite pleased with the progress of the InSight lander mission, with just about everything going as well as could be expected. A smooth launch, easy flight to Mars and impeccable landing on the Red Planet’s surface had NASA feeling pretty upbeat, but Mars can be unforgiving. The lander, which recently deployed listening tools to monitor the inner workings of the planet, began its efforts to dig into the dusty soil late last week, but things aren’t going nearly as smoothly as InSight’s engineers had hoped…

NASA’s InSight lander tried to dig into Mars, but Mars had other plans
NASA has been quite pleased with the progress of the InSight lander mission, with just about everything going as well as could be expected. A smooth launch, easy flight to Mars and impeccable landi…

China Announces “Imminent Launch” of New Space Station

China Announces “Imminent Launch” of New Space Station
China has announced the “imminent launch” of the first mission to build its new orbital space station, according to the Hong Kong newspaper The South China Morning Post. The country’s space program is training astronauts and planning to move the first module to a launch site — and though details are still scarce, it’s the latest sign that China’s leadership is investing heavily in the country’s space capabilities…

China Announces “Imminent Launch” of New Space Station
“It will be the country’s space lab in long-term stable in-orbit operation.”

Elon Musk wasn’t wrong about automating the Model 3 assembly line — he was just ahead of his time

Elon Musk wasn’t wrong about automating the Model 3 assembly line — he was just ahead of his time
In 2017, when Tesla announced incredibly ambitious Model 3 production targets of 5,000 Model 3s per week and the beginning of “production hell,” analysts were wary. But Elon Musk insisted he could pull it off, citing hyper-automation — a robotic assembly line — as his secret weapon to increase manufacturing speed and drive down costs. Fast-forward a year and a half and Tesla delivered 91,000 vehicles in Q4 2018. But the ramp-up didn’t come without massive issues and a move away from Musk’s original vision of a highly automated assembly line…

Elon Musk wasn’t wrong about automating the Model 3 assembly line — he was just ahead of his time – TechCrunch

Huawei opens cybersecurity center in Belgium amid US crackdown (VIDEO)

Huawei opens cybersecurity center in Belgium amid US crackdown (VIDEO)
Chinese tech giant Huawei has opened a ‘cybersecurity and transparency’ center in the Belgian capital of Brussels in a bid to convince Europeans that its products do not pose any security risk, despite what the US says…

Huawei opens cybersecurity center in Belgium amid US crackdown (VIDEO)
Chinese tech giant Huawei has opened a ‘cybersecurity and transparency’ center in the Belgian capital of Brussels in a bid to convince Europeans that its products do not pose any security risk, despite what the US says.

New chemistry-based data storage would blow Moore’s Law out of the water

New chemistry-based data storage would blow Moore’s Law out of the water
If successful, a computing technique being developed by researchers at Arizona State University would allow transistors to fit on individual molecules – smaller than Moore ever envisioned…

Chemistry-based data storage would blow Moore’s Law out of the water | Network World
If successful, a computing technique being developed by researchers at Arizona State University would allow transistors to fit on individual molecules – smaller than Moore ever envisioned.

Oppo’s F11 Pro features 48-megapixel and pop-up selfie cameras Chinese electronics manufacturer Op…

Oppo’s F11 Pro features 48-megapixel and pop-up selfie cameras
Chinese electronics manufacturer Oppo announced today its latest smartphone, the F11 Pro. The company went all in on cameras with its new midrange handset. The F11 Pro is the latest smartphone to feature a 48-megapixel primary camera…

Oppo’s F11 Pro features 48-megapixel and pop-up selfie cameras

The Oppo F11 Pro unveiled today has a 48-megapixel lens, a pop-up camera for selfies and a 6.53-inch notch-free display.

Científicos lograron rejuvenecer las células madre de los cerebros de un grupo de ratones El conoc…

Científicos lograron rejuvenecer las células madre de los cerebros de un grupo de ratones
El conocimiento sobre las células madre y su manejo es probablemente uno de los temas más relevantes de la medicina del siglo XXI. Saber cómo funcionan con exactitud, cómo se configuran para generar tejido o cómo se les podría sacar provecho para repararlo son tan solo algunas de los temas de estudio en los que se han centrado los científicos. Al parecer el tema no se va a quedar en ese punto, pues ahora la meta es provocar el rejuvenecimiento de estas células tan importantes…

Científicos lograron rejuvenecer las células madre de los cerebros de un grupo de ratones

Los investigadores no solo lograron detener el envejecimiento de las células madre de los roedores sino que les hicieron pasar un ligero rejuvenecimiento.

Encuentran tesoro científico en ruinas mayas en México Se encontraron tesoros bajo las ruinas de C…

Encuentran tesoro científico en ruinas mayas en México
Se encontraron tesoros bajo las ruinas de Chichén Itzá en México. Pero no solamente es cualquier reliquia antigua, sino que es un tesoro con valor científico…

Encuentran tesoro científico en ruinas mayas en México

Arqueólogos de México encontraron un tesoro científico dentro de unas ruinas mayas en Chichén Itzá. Las llamadas “Entrañas de los dioses”

VMware preps milestone NSX release for enterprise-cloud push

VMware preps milestone NSX release for enterprise-cloud push
VMware’s NSX-T 2.4 includes network-configuration automation, management and security among 100 new features to better support corporate hybrid and multi-cloud environments…

VMware preps milestone NSX release for enterprise-cloud push | Network World
VMware’s NSX-T 2.4 includes network-configuration automation, management and security among 100 new features to better support corporate hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

The Open Compute Project is quickly gaining ground

The Open Compute Project is quickly gaining groundThe hyperscale-optimized data center gear is expected to top $10 billion in sales in three years…The Open Compute Project is quickly gaining ground | Network WorldThe hyperscale-optimized data center …

Google Launches Backstory — A New Cyber Security Tool for Businesses

Google Launches Backstory — A New Cyber Security Tool for Businesses
Google’s one-year-old cybersecurity venture Chronicle today announced its first commercial product, called Backstory, a cloud-based enterprise-level threat analytics platform that has been designed to help companies quickly investigate incidents, pinpoint vulnerabilities and hunt for potential threats. Network infrastructures at most enterprises regularly generate enormous amounts of network data and logs on a daily basis that can be helpful to figure out exactly what happened when a security incident occurs…

Google Launches Backstory — A New Cyber Security Tool for Businesses

Google Discloses Unpatched ‘High-Severity’ Flaw in Apple macOS Kernel

Google Discloses Unpatched ‘High-Severity’ Flaw in Apple macOS Kernel
Cybersecurity researcher at Google’s Project Zero division has publicly disclosed details and proof-of-concept exploit of a high-severity security vulnerability in macOS operating system after Apple failed to release a patch within 90 days of being notified…

Google Discloses Unpatched ‘High-Severity’ Flaw in Apple macOS Kernel

Comcast security nightmare: default ‘0000’ PIN on everybody’s account

Comcast security nightmare: default ‘0000’ PIN on everybody’s account
In 2017, Comcast launched Xfinity Mobile: a wireless service that runs on Verizon wireless and Comcast’s own Wi-Fi hotspots. To make it easy for customers to port their existing phone numbers over from other carriers, the company used a shortcut: no PINs needed. Oh, except for one, default PIN of “0000,” that is, which made it super simple easy for crooks to hijack people’s phone numbers…

Comcast security nightmare: default ‘0000’ PIN on everybody’s account
It didn’t require an account PIN to switch carriers. Everybody uses 0000, it said, making it easier for customers… and phone hijackers.

VIH: segundo caso de remisión aumenta expectativa por cura del sida

VIH: segundo caso de remisión aumenta expectativa por cura del sida
Investigadores informaron que un paciente británico no mostró signos del virus durante casi 19 meses tras someterse a un trasplante de médula ósea y recibir tratamiento. Se trata del segundo caso en el mundo…

VIH: segundo caso de remisión aumenta expectativa por cura del sida
Investigadores informaron que un paciente británico no mostró signos del virus durante casi 19 meses tras someterse a un trasplante de médula ósea y recibir tratamiento. Se trata del segundo caso en el mundo.

WebAuthn obtiene la luz verde del W3C: las contraseñas de texto se aproximan a su fin

WebAuthn obtiene la luz verde del W3C: las contraseñas de texto se aproximan a su fin
La W3C ha aprobado WebAuthn, un sistema de identificación mucho más seguro tradicionales, con la cual cualquier sitio web puede implementar de tal forma que dejemos de usar contraseñas para entrar a nuestro servicio, plataforma o medio favorito y empecemos a usar sistemas biométricos o dongles USB…

WebAuthn obtiene la luz verde del W3C: las contraseñas de texto se aproximan a su fin
La W3C ha aprobado WebAuthn, un sistema de identificación mucho más seguro tradicionales, con la cual cualquier sitio web puede implementar de tal forma que dejemos de usar contraseñas para entrar a nuestro servicio, plataforma o medio favorito y empecemos a usar sistemas biométricos o dongles USB.

Goodyear presenta neumáticos que se pueden transformar en hélices para volar

Goodyear presenta neumáticos que se pueden transformar en hélices para volar
Goodyear reveló en el Salón del Automóvil de Ginebra 2019 lo que parece el modelo futurista más realista para poder volar. Se trata de sus nuevos neumáticos Aero, que actúan tradicionalmente para andar en carretera, pero a la vez se transforman en hélice para VOLAR…

Goodyear presenta neumáticos que se pueden transformar en hélices para volar
En el Salón del Automóvil de Ginebra 2019, Goodyear entregó un prototipo de rueda con hélices capaz de adaptarse para volar.

Alphabet’s Chronicle finally reveals its cybersecurity moonshot

Alphabet’s Chronicle finally reveals its cybersecurity moonshot
Last year, Google’s parent company Alphabet announced Chronicle, a cybersecurity division spun out of X (previously Google X). Now, Chronicle has launched its first commercial product — a global telemetry platform called Backstory…

Alphabet’s Chronicle finally reveals its cybersecurity moonshot
It’s like Google Photos for cybersecurity.