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Rediscovering Cryptpad

blog post image Cryptpad is for working collaboratively on documents such as Rich Text, Spread Sheets, Presentations, Whiteboards, and Project Boards. The server has no access to any of your data and the encryption is based on zero knowledge. You don't even need to give an email address to register - you pick a username...

New Delta strain believed to have emerged among 53,000 revellers at Boardmasters festival

blog post image Almost 5,000 infections have been linked to the Boardmasters festival in Cornwall, and with half a million music lovers at even larger events over the Bank Holiday, officials fear revellers are being hit by a new strain of the Delta variant

US companies hit by 'colossal' cyber-attack

blog post image A cyber-security firm says it believes the Russia-linked REvil ransomware gang is responsible.

Brexit shrank UK services exports by £110bn, academics find

blog post image Research shows that financial services exports were hardest hit over four-year period

'Big risk': California farmers hit by drought change planting plans

blog post image Joe Del Bosque is leaving a third of his 2,000-acre farm near Firebaugh, California, unseeded this year due to extreme drought. Yet, he hopes to access enough water to produce a marketable melon crop.

US passes emergency waiver over fuel pipeline cyber-attack

blog post image The US acts to keep fuel flowing after its largest pipeline was hit by a ransomware cyber-attack. "Cyber-security firm Digital Shadows says the Colonial attack has come about due to the pandemic - with more engineers remotely accessing control systems for the pipeline from home. James Chappell, co-founder...

UK COVID cases will surge again even with vaccines, medical officer says

blog post image Britain will see a resurgence in coronavirus cases at some point and can't bring deaths from COVID-19 down to zero even with a successful vaccine rollout, England's Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty said on Tuesday.

A Convolutional Neural Network architecture for the recognition of cutaneous manifestations of COVID-19

blog post image To our best knowledge, this is the first machine learning-based study for automated detection of COVID-19 based on skin images and may provide a useful decision support tool for physicians to optimize contact-free COVID-19 triage, differential diagnosis of skin lesions and patient care. Mathur J, Chouhan...

Using whale songs to image beneath the ocean

blog post image Using whale songs to image beneath the ocean’s floor: Seismic data generated by whale songs helps build a picture of the ocean's base. "The song of a fin whale is not exactly the sort of thing you'd typically describe as musical. It's generally in the area of 20Hz, which sounds more like a series of...

Kenyans go hi-tech to save endangered Grevy’s zebra: Software analyses ’citizen scientist’ photos to automate census

blog post image Kenyans go hi-tech to save endangered Grevy’s zebra: Software analyses ’citizen scientist’ photos to automate census of rare zebra

The Social Architecture of Impactful Communities: A guide for community builders creating impactful organizations.

blog post image The Social Architecture of Impactful Communities: A guide for community builders creating impactful organizations.

ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine prevents SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia in rhesus macaques: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2

ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine prevents SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia in rhesus macaques: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) emerged in December 20191,2 and is responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic3. Vaccines are an essential countermeasure urgently needed to control the pandemic4. Here, we...

How the adults in the room handled the economic impact of COVID-19 in March - not the politicians and not their advisers.

blog post image "The adults in the room: On Sunday 15 March, the morning before he became the 121st governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey absorbed the news from around the world. In the past 12 hours, the White House had banned all visitors from the UK, Spain had introduced a national lockdown, France had closed...

Start planning for 6G

blog post image "6G will be characterized by provision of advanced services such as truly immersive extended reality (XR), high-fidelity mobile hologram and digital replica." Samsung’s 6G White Paper Lays Out the Company’s Vision for the Next Generation of Communications Technology: On July 14, Samsung released...

We Need to Relocate ICU Patients Out of Covid-19 Hotspots: Increasing the number of beds in a hard-hit location may actually

blog post image We Need to Relocate ICU Patients Out of Covid-19 Hotspots: Increasing the number of beds in a hard-hit location may actually result in more deaths.

Coronavirus COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 information

blog post image A collection of information sources for COVID-19. The NHS 111 online COVID-19 service. The first point of call for someone in the UK who thinks they have symptoms or have been exposed whilst travelling. The NHS Coronavirus COVID-19 information webpage. UK Government's Coronavirus action plan. Public...

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

blog post image The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade: "For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. I think it is worthwhile, as the decade draws to a close, to review those stories and to see how much (or how...

Barbara Liskov - the architect of modern algorithms.

blog post image The Architect of Modern Algorithm. "Barbara Liskov pioneered the modern approach to writing code. She warns that the challenges facing computer science today can’t be overcome with good design alone." She talks about her experience and views of AI, the internet, being a woman in computer science (women...

Intel’s Neuromorphic System Hits 8 Million Neurons, 100 Million Coming by 2020: The 64-chip Pohoiki Beach system is used

blog post image Intel’s Neuromorphic System Hits 8 Million Neurons, 100 Million Coming by 2020: The 64-chip Pohoiki Beach system is used by researchers to make systems that learn and see the world more like humans. "At the DARPA Electronics Resurgence Initiative Summit today in Detroit, Intel plans to unveil an 8-million-neuron...

Self-organizing Community Learning Based on P2P Network in a University Computer Foundation Course: In order to solve the

blog post image Self-organizing Community Learning Based on P2P Network in a University Computer Foundation Course: In order to solve the problem of lack of targeted guidance for learners in the community learning process, an improved algorithm for constructing com-munities was proposed. The algorithm used P2P architecture....