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Shave and a haircut..........

A quick moan.

I know no-one wants researchers / cold-callers / salespeople knocking on their door, and therefore these people try to be as non-offensive as possible. 50 more words

Google builds an algorithm to remove watermarks from images


Google researchers developed an algorithm that completely removes watermarks from images. The algorithm works entirely automatically. According to Google, a vulnerability in the watermarks is used by stock imagery sites that makes it possible to remove the transparent stamp used to protect copyright. 255 more words

Secret chips in replacement parts can completely hijack your phone’s security

(Source: arstechnica.com)

People with cracked touch screens or similar smartphone maladies have a new headache to consider: the possibility the replacement parts installed by repair shops contain secret hardware that completely hijacks the security of the device. 766 more words


Oldest Antarctic ice ever found shows climate of 2.7 million years ago

(Source: arstechnica.com)

Antarctic ice cores have recorded an impressive span of climatic history for us, covering the last 800,000 years. But scientists are greedy, always looking to go back just a little further. 316 more words


Australian researchers in peanut allergy breakthrough

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

SYDNEY: Australian researchers have reported a major breakthrough in the relief of deadly peanut allergy with the discovery of a long-lasting treatment they say offers hope that a cure will soon be possible. 444 more words

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Researchers use lasers to weld spider silk to kevlar

(Source: arstechnica.com)

Spider silk has some amazing material properties, so there’s lots of enthusiasm for the prospect of using it to make something useful. Unfortunately, spiders aren’t domesticated, and attempts to make the silk proteins in other organisms haven’t been entirely successful. 611 more words


Powerful backdoor found in software used by >100 banks and energy cos.

(Source: arstechnica.com)

For 17 days starting last month, an advanced backdoor that gave attackers complete control over networks lurked in digitally signed software used by hundreds of banks, energy companies, and pharmaceutical manufacturers, researchers warned Tuesday. 939 more words