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Goodyear working on Tyres to make cars fly.

Goodyear working on Tyres to make cars fly.

 

Goodyear introduces its latest concept tire at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. The Goodyear AERO concept is a two-in-one tire designed for the autonomous, flying cars of the future. This concept would work both as a tire for driving on the road and a “propeller” for flying through the sky.
“While the AERO is a purely conceptual design, some of its featured technologies, such as a non-pneumatic structure and intelligent tire capabilities, are being developed by Goodyear today, while others might become the basis for new ideas and potentially new products in the future.”

Ernie goes Quantum

A little bit of Ernie in 1957

Ernie, the premium bond number generator, has gone quantum, and will run through 79 billion premium bonds to pluck out 3 million winners in just 12 minutes each month.
The first Ernie (Electronic Random Number Indicator Equipment) was built in 1956 and was the size of a van.The last one, Ernie 4 was built in 2004 was no bigger than your old DVD player.
Come to today and Ernie’s quantum chip is the size of your little fingernail.

 

This is today

Layout of IBM’s five superconducting quantum bit device. (IBM Research Image)

This was 1957

Electromagnetic Frequency Radiation Shielding

There are several methods and I’d recommend a combination.
For your home internet, use only ethernet cables to connect to the internet.

You can start by getting into your router and switching off the wifi setting and having your internet run through cable.
Use TP-Link or similar. TP-Link Adaptors do the job fine.

For walls there are two basic options, materials for walls and other large surfaces and areas or YShield paint.

A range of wall and surface covering products are available at Electro Smog Shielding

YShield

According to the manufacturer, YShield screening paint stops over 99.9% of incoming radiation across all mobile phone frequencies, TETRA, 2G, 3G, LTE (4G), WiFi and WiMax. Apply as you would any paint using a brush or roller. Yshield is water based and can be used inside the house, on walls, ceilings and floors, or on outside walls. One coat covers about 7 square metres per litre.

For walls Use YShield paint Click to buy

 

Your Neighbour’s Amazon Ring Camera Could Be Spying On You.

Just got an email from Neighbourhood Watch about sharing your CCTV and Amazon ‘Ring’ footage.
You might want to consider privacy issues before going ahead and joining.
Consider how your friends, relatives and neighbours might feel if they knew your home CCTV or Amazon ‘Ring’ doorbell was linked to a police crime prevention or surveillance system.
Think about it. Having a CCTV or ‘Ring’ doorbell will certainly deter criminals and thus help prevent crime for you and maybe your neighbour, but sharing this info after a crime has been committed also means handing a whole bunch of of other data on your social circle and routines to the police.
I fully support our police force but wish they had the manpower and resources to prevent crime and keep our communities safe – not be limited to depending on others to help catch criminals after a crime has already been committed.
Of course, all captured footage of a crime should be passed to the police asap. But this whole trend of putting more and more expectation and dependency on the public, is a worrying trend that impacts on the expectation that what we do with our friends, relatives and neighbours is a social function that strengthens community bonds and trust – and not subject to real or potential oversight by some ‘Other’. And as we know, the system and technology nay be set up with the best of intentions but the same does not go for those few employees who might want to profit from the rich data gathered together and analysed from the CCTV footage.
The application form states
“. Your details will be accessible only to the police, local council, and your borough’s lead for Neighbourhood Watch. ”
Consider – who does the police sub-contract some of their work to?
What checks are made on council staff and how many of them might be temp or agency workers?
How secure are computers and terminals in council offices many of which are open plan and where people hot-desk.
How thorough is staff training and monitoring of privacy and data protection?
If, having considered all of the above and wish to make part of your social life an open book and infringe on the privacy of your friends, family and neighbours, Here’s part of the email with links.
Dear Watch Member,

Free picture (Digital video surveillance) from https://new.torange.biz/fx/digital-video-surveillance-172109

A patent application by commerce giant Amazon describes a smart doorbell that would use a camera to monitor users’ neighborhoods using facial recognition technology and report suspicious activity to the authorities. Needless to say, it immediately made privacy advocates uncomfortable.

“The patent is a roadmap for Amazon’s disturbing vision of surveillance in the future,” American Civil Liberties Union attorney Jacob Snow told CNN Business. “People have the right to go about their daily lives without being watched and tracked. And there’s no assurance the resolution of the doorbell camera is very good.”

Read Full Article at: A New Amazon Camera Patent Is Straight Out of “1984”

Eye in the Sky: Real-time Drone Surveillance System (DSS)

Eye in the Sky: Real-time Drone Surveillance System (DSS)

Drone & AI recognise crime as it happens.

Discovery Channel’s Seeker covered Skylab’s paper titled ‘Eye in the Sky: Real-time Drone Surveillance System (DSS) for Violent Individuals Identification using ScatterNet Hybrid Deep Learning Network’.

The paper will appear in the Efficient Deep Learning for Computer Vision (ECV) workshop at IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2018.

Author (s): Amarjot Singh (University of Cambridge), Devendra Patil (NIT Warangal India), SN Omkar (IISc Bangalore)

When you search, they find you

When you search, they find you

Information. We live in the Information Age, or the Digital Age. It used to be that ‘knowledge is power.’ That’s changed to ‘Information is Power’.  Almost every day we hear, see or read about some way in which information about us, someone else, an event, has been used or abused. Social media organisations like Facebook allow other organisations like Cambridge Analytica (CA)  to exploit the fact that Facebook ‘likes’ were, at the time, public.

You might think that this is no big deal. However, psychology researchers Michal Kosinski, David Stillwell and Thore Graepel showed that far more complex traits could be deduced from patterns in profiles most people wouldn’t be aware of.  They discovered that with just a few random “likes” and some sound psychological understanding, it’s possible to begin to put together some complex, and accurate, character assessments.

Facebook made millions whenever someone clicked on their quiz app, Cambridge Analytical made millions by analysing and selling the data they collected from not only the results of the app, but also from all the data they gathered about the friends of people who took the quiz. So even if you didn’t take the quiz, the information about you, your likes (and by default, dislikes) were also scooped up by Cambridge Anaytica. That, my friend, is why you won’t find me on Facebook.

That trawl may be over and Trump may be in the White House as a result, but have people learned the lesson?

Probably not. Your daily activity on the internet, not just facebook but your everyday online, and off-line activities are providing corporations with data which they use to shape the world around us. Our mobile phones track our movements, our Google searches gather info on our interests, activities and more, Our Amazon shopping  – well you know what that does. These are just a few of the ways in which we are exposed to and exploited by the Corporate Dictatorship we live under.

Warp Speed – how close are we?


Everybody knows ‘the speed of light’ is fast. The only thing faster is Chuck Norris, who, the legend goes, can turn out the lights and be under the covers before the room gets dark.

But just how fast is light?

And does it always move the exact same speed? Can we use light to transmit data in a way that harnesses its speed as one of the fastest actors in the known universe? There is has always been a dream of teleportation or using wormholes to jump across time and space at warpspeed, but some scientists now believe that such technology may be more feasible than once thought.

And even if we are centuries away from transporting anything meaningful at the speed of light, the idea of lightspeed may soon jump from the realm of Star Wars to something much more tangible.

Read Full article: Could we actually achieve ‘warp Speed’?

The Future of Display Technology: MicroLED

Over the years, many high-tech screen technologies have come and gone. From traditional tube televisions to projectors, plasma screens to LCD and now oLEDs, the consumer market has seen all manner of screen formats, definitions, and materials.

As the smartphone, tablet, and high-def TV markets have exploded, there is a non-stop arms race between manufacturers to make screens that are thinner, smaller, brighter, and higher-definition than the competition.

Usually, these factors are measured as single percentage point differences–until now. The advent of MicroLED technology promises to radically redefine how screens are made, what specs can be packed into screens of all different sizes, and the level of resolution LED screens are capable of.

Read full article: Welcome To The Future of Display Technology: MicroLED

News | What Looks Like Ceres on Earth?

Left: Hlíðarfjall dome, Iceland. Right: Ahuna Mons on Ceres. Credit: Hansueli Krapf/Creative Commons/NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

With its dark, heavily cratered surface interrupted by tantalizing bright spots, Ceres may not remind you of our home planet Earth at first glance. The dwarf planet, which orbits the Sun in the vast asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, is also far smaller than Earth (in both mass and diameter). With its frigid temperature and lack of atmosphere, we’re pretty sure Ceres can’t support life as we know it.

But these two bodies, Ceres and Earth, formed from similar materials in our solar system. And, after combing through thousands of images from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, which has been orbiting Ceres since 2015, scientists have spotted many features on Ceres that look like formations they’ve seen on Earth.

By looking at similar features on different bodies — what scientists call “analogs” — we can learn more about the origins and evolution of these bodies over time. Check out these prominent features of Ceres, and see if you recognize any of their earthly cousins!

Source: News | What Looks Like Ceres on Earth?

Rising sea levels are going to mess with the internet, sooner than you think

Snaking beneath roads and strung across oceans, hundreds of thousands of miles of cables and their connections make up the backbone of the internet. Despite its magnitude, this network is increasingly vulnerable to sea levels inching their way higher, according to research presented at an academic conference in Montreal this week. The findings estimate that within 15 years, thousands of miles of what should be land-bound cables in the United States will be submerged underwater.

“Most of the climate change-related impacts are going to happen very soon,” says Paul Barford, a computer scientist at the University of Wisconsin and lead author of the paper.

Read more/Source:- Popular Science: Rising sea levels are going to mess with the internet, sooner than you think