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Spain Still Searching for Clues 30 Years after Incendiary Incident

(Figueres, Spain) – This quiet Spanish town, located just 86 miles from Barcelona, may be closer to solving a mystery that’s 30 years in the making. 586 more words


Privacy Engineering Take #2 - On the Road to California

It’s never easy trying to bring together two opposing parties. There’s a whole profession devoted to it – lawyers. And we all know, their popularity depends on which side you’re on – the “winning” side or the “losing” side. 418 more words


Sprinkling Spin Physics onto a Superconductor

JQI (Joint Quantum Institute)Fellow Jay Sau, in collaboration with physicists from Harvard and Yale, has been studying the effects of embedding magnetic spins onto the surface of a superconductor. 1,008 more words


Gutenberg Clock Keeps Time by Reading Books

We’ve seen a wide variety of hacks that keep time, but ‘s latest build takes a new spin on counting the seconds. The Gutenberg Clock… 229 more words

Clock Hacks

Illegal laser strikes on U.S. aircraft by U.S. civilians

In 2012, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was visiting Berlin in an official capacity as head of state. After his airplane landed at whatever airport has replaced Berlin Tempelhof (closed in 2008), … 717 more words


Giving up on Privacy... for now...

One of the key stumbling blocks of the Executive Order 13636 directing NIST to develop a “voluntary” framework for critical infrastructure owners and operators was the dreaded Section 5 “Privacy and Civil Liberties Protections.” As we have seen over the past couple years, there is a fierce desire, mainly by the federal government,  to avoid any sort of legislation or regulation involving privacy. 372 more words


The "Dinner Party" Explanation of the NIST Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Framework

On February 12, 2013, President Obama issued Executive Order 13636, “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity,”[1]  which addresses cyber threats and seeks to “strengthen the cybersecurity of critical infrastructure”  through a partnership of the federal government and “critical infrastructure owners and operators.” 816 more words