• New Power Devices Could Drastically Reduce Energy Waste

    Power electronics, which do things like modify voltages or convert between direct and alternating current, are everywhere. They’re in the power bricks we use to charge our portable devices; they’re in the battery packs of electric cars; and they’re in the power grid itself, where they mediate between high-voltage transmission lines and the lower voltages […]

  • An Anti-Aging Protein Could Be Targeted To Rejuvenate Immune Cells

    Anti-aging proteins have long been shown to protect against age-related diseases, such as cancer, neurodegeneration, and cardiovascular disease. A study by researchers at the Gladstone Institutes now reveals that one such protein could also be targeted to rejuvenate cells in the immune system. The protein in question is called SIRT1, more commonly known for being activated by […]

  • Researchers Develop ‘Antelope Perfume’ To Stem Tide Of Tsetse Fly Carried Illnesses

    Sponsored Post: Trypanosomiasis, more commonly known as “sleeping sickness,” is a parasitic infection spread by pesky tsetse flies among animals and farmers in rural areas of Africa. The blood-borne protozoa can require constant human and TEGO card livestock testing to detect the disease early on, if farmers can afford testing at all. Recent tactics developed at the […]

  • StackTech3: 10 topics that need cross-government collaboration

    StackTech is an unconference that brings together technologists from departments across the country. Unlike a traditional conference, attendees pitch ideas on the day and then run sessions. The third StackTech took place at the end of October this year. Summarising an unconference is tricky because it’s an event where thoughts and ideas fly around at breakneck […]

  • Mastering Mobility: ArubaOS 8

    Sometimes, when you think life’s handing you lemons, it’s really serving you lemonade.   That’s how we felt at Swarthmore College when refreshing our Aruba network introduced us to the many streamlining and automation advantages in ArubaOS 8, the backbone of Aruba’s Mobile First Platform.   A Familiar Story, With a Twist   Like so many organizations, we embarked […]

  • How to Pick a Managed Service Provider

    In today’s world, the challenge of staying up-to-date with the latest technology can seem overwhelming at times. Business owners — especially small business owners — may feel that they’re doomed to be lagging when it comes to the latest technology because they simply can’t afford it. However, this does not have to be the case thanks to […]

  • Researchers from Indian national institutes publish in predatory journals

    India not only publishes the most number of predatory journals in the world but researchers based in India are one of the biggest contributors to such bogus journals; an earlier study found that researchers in India accounted for 35 per cent of publication in bogus journals. Predatory journals very often trick authors into submitting papers, […]

  • Twitter lurkers will love its new Popular Articles feature

    In an effort to make its platform better for new and logged-out users – and presumably, folks who don’t tweet much – Twitter is rolling out a new feature that surfaces articles that people in your feed are talking about. BuzzFeed News first spotted links to stories under a ‘Popular Articles’ header in the Explore tab […]

  • iOS 11’s Control Center buttons don’t actually turn off Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, and that’s a problem

    Apple has confirmed security researcher Andrea Barisani’s slightly worrying discovery that, unlike previous versions, the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth toggles in iOS 11’sControl Center don’t actually turn those respective antennae off. Instead, those buttons simply disconnect your iPhone or iPad from connected accessories. The company says that “both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth will continue to be available, so you can use these important features: AirDrop AirPlay Apple Pencil Apple […]

  • WeChat reminds users of its privacy policy

    Surprise, surprise: it has been confirmed that WeChat gives your personal data to the Chinese government. The company declared in its 2015 overseas privacy policy: “We may be required to retain, preserve or disclose your Personal Information for a longer period of time: in order to comply with a court order, subpoena or other legal process; in […]

  • Slack is down for many users around the globe

    Relax, your colleagues aren’t going to think you’re slacking: Slack is down for many users around the globe. It remains unclear what is causing the issue, but a slew of users are taking to Twitter to report experiencing difficulties connecting to the team messaging service. That’s odd! We’re looking at things on this end to see […]