NASA looks at Artificial Intelligence to communicate with space

NASA looks at Artificial Intelligence to communicate with space

Washington, December 9 (IANS) As collection of space data increases, NASA is exploring the infusion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into space communications networks to meet demand and increase efficiency.   Software-defined radios like cognitive radio use AI to employ underutilised portions of the electromagnetic spectrum without human intervention.   The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) permits […]

NASA to launch scientific balloon to study rare cosmic particles

NASA to launch scientific balloon to study rare cosmic particles

Washington, December 7 (IANS) NASA plans to launch on December 10 a balloon-borne instrument to collect information on cosmic rays, high-energy particles from beyond the solar system that enter Earth’s atmosphere every moment of every day.   The instrument, called the Super Trans-Iron Galactic Element Recorder (SuperTIGER), is designed to study rare heavy nuclei, which […]

Ransomware to remain cybercrime mainstay in 2018: Trend Micro

Ransomware to remain cybercrime mainstay in 2018: Trend Micro

Bengaluru, December 6 (IANS) The trend of known vulnerabilities being used in major cyber attacks will continue in 2018 with the ransomware business model being a cybercrime mainstay, a new report said on Wednesday.   Cybersecurity solutions leader Trend Micro predicted an increase in Internet of Things (IoT) vulnerabilities as more devices are manufactured without […]

Rats join mosquitoes as targets for ‘gene drive’ pest control

Rats join mosquitoes as targets for ‘gene drive’ pest control

FILE PHOTO: A rat eats pieces of bread thrown by tourists near the Pont-Neuf bridge over the river Seine in Paris, France, August 1, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo   LONDON, December 5 (Reuters) – Rodents have joined mosquitoes in the cross-hairs of scientists working on a next-generation genetic technology known as “gene drive” to control […]

SpaceX’s new rocket to ferry Tesla Roadster to Mars

SpaceX’s new rocket to ferry Tesla Roadster to Mars

San Francisco, December 2 (IANS) SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has announced that the first flight of his company’s “Falcon Heavy” rocket will carry a Tesla Roadster — touted as the quickest car in the world with record-setting acceleration, range and performance — into Martian orbit.   “‘Falcon Heavy’ to launch next month from ‘Apollo 11’ […]

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