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Spiders provide an unusual source of inspiration for photodetectors, according to new research. In relation to spiders and sensitivity to light, spiders also rely on light as part of their web building skills.

During COVID-19, YouTube is our favorite brand

As consumers spent more time streaming, YouTube has leaped from sixth to first place in the media and entertainment industry, according to MBLM’s Brand Intimacy COVID-19 Study. This means YouTube has become the top place to head towards.

Essential Science: Solar System’s first superhighway mapped out

One day we’ll be able to traverse the solar system in spacecraft, and there is till plenty to explore with probes. To optimize the journey time through the Solar System, scientists have proposed a ‘superhighway’.

How far apart? Coronavirus spreads over 6 foot distance

How far can coronavirus travel and what is an appropriate physical distance? Under conditions for direct airflow the distance may need to be much wider than the space that many governments recommend, as evidenced from a restaurant study.

USDA confirms first known case of coronavirus in a wild animal

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday that it confirmed the first known case of the coronavirus in a wild animal, a mink. The case was found during routine surveillance of the wildlife around infected farms in Utah.

Subway customers receive 'malware' emails Special

It's been reported that Subway customers in the UK are receiving scam emails as part of a phishing attack. The emails also use the victims' names, and appear to come from the chain's Subcard loyalty scheme.

Asteroid samples leave Japan scientists 'speechless'

Scientists in Japan said Tuesday they were left "speechless" when they saw how much asteroid dust was inside a capsule delivered by the Hayabusa-2 space probe in an unprecedented mission.

China to open giant telescope to international scientists

Nestled among the mountains in southwest China, the world's largest radio telescope signals Beijing's ambitions as a global centre for scientific research.

Massive outage hits Google services worldwide

A massive blackout on Monday temporarily disrupted popular Google services such as Gmail and YouTube, derailing the remote learning, work and entertainment that people have come to rely on during the pandemic.

Predictions on the 2021 cybersecurity landscape Special

Where is cybersecurity heading in 2021? Digital Journal sought the opinions of some experienced threat intelligence research experts to provide predictions for the cybersecurity landscape in 2021.

Solar eclipse plunges southern Chile, Argentina into darkness

Thousands of people turned their heads to the sky to watch a solar eclipse that lasted around two minutes on Monday as southern Chile and Argentina were plunged into darkness.

Black 'sand-like' asteroid dust found in box from Japan probe

Black sandy dust found in a capsule brought to Earth by a Japanese space probe is from the distant asteroid Ryugu, scientists confirmed after opening it on Monday.

US government says agencies hit by massive cyberattack

The US government issued an emergency directive to federal agencies in the wake of a major cyberattack, as multiple media outlets reported at least two departments -- including the Treasury -- had been targeted by hackers with ties to Russia.

Indonesia wants to lure SpaceX to build rocket launch site

Indonesia has invited Tesla boss Elon Musk to build a launch site for his SpaceX's rocket in the Southeast Asian country, pointing out the benefits of a location next to the equator, officials said.

US government confirms cyberattack

The US government confirmed Sunday that its computer networks had been hit by a cyberattack, as The Washington Post reported at least two departments had been targeted by Russian state hackers.

Coronavirus detection in wastewater aids case count assessment

Wastewater analysis of SARS-CoV-2 has shown the measure to be a robust predictive metric of the positivity rate for the analysis of any major metropolis, according to new scientific research.

Workers riot at India iPhone factory over 'exploitation' claims

Authorities vowed to crack down on workers who went on a violent rampage at a Taiwanese-run iPhone factory in southern India over allegations of unpaid wages and exploitation, with 100 people arrested so far.

Ransomware attack cripples Vancouver public transportation agency Special

A ransomware attack has crippled the operations of TransLink, the public transportation agency for the city of Vancouver, Canada. The issue caused widespread disruption throughout the city.

AI will advance in 2021, but be mindful of the limitations Special

AI continues to develop, yet some of the speculative abilities of AI are sometimes prone to exaggeration. One limitation, for example, is with consumption is one of the major limitations of the quality of the data that can be processed.

Get ready for 2021: Ransomware, healthcare, nation-state hacks Special

Recovered from the traumas of the biological virus restrictions of 2020? Get ready for digital codes of a malicious nature, where cybersecurity issues will increase across 2021, according to a leading expert.

Using AI abdominal fat measurements to predict stroke

Artificial intelligence has been used to study fat deposits and for this information to be used to draw predictions about the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Future of ethical hacking in balance as the Supreme Court debates Special

The Supreme Court is continuing to hear arguments on Nathan Van Buren vs. United States. This is an important case that ethical hackers are closely watching as it could lead to far-reaching amendments to computer hacking laws in the U.S.

Personal data of millions of Brazilians exposed online Special

The personal data of 243 million Brazilians has been exposed online. The data breach occurred via website source code. The website contained each item of personal information a Brazilian citizen had provided to the government.

Cyberpunk 2077 launches to global acclaim despite seizure warnings

Cyberpunk 2077, a video game reported to be one of the most expensive ever made, launched worldwide on Thursday after its makers vowed to fix graphics that risk triggering epileptic seizures.

How likely are you to catch coronavirus at home?

A new study based on the distribution of SARS-CoV-2 RNA signals in the home, where there are COVID-19 positive occupants, considers the transmission rates and hence the possibility of an uninfected person contracting the respiratory virus.

Review: New EarFun earbuds offer dynamic sound quality Special

To get through the drudgery of remote working listening to music often helps. Good quality sound also matters, and earbuds provide an effective

Review: Choetech's new cable and charger deliver excellent performance Special

A new super-fast charger from Choetech offers a more compact design, due to the incorporation of gallium nitride. We take a look at the device features, along with a new charging cable.

NASA outlines science goals for future astronauts on Moon

The US space agency NASA published a voluminous report on Monday outlining the scientific priorities for the Artemis III astronauts it intends to send to the Moon in 2024.

5G will help to foster in improved AI technology for firms Special

Businesses have not made the most of 5G deployment in 2020, not least due to the considerable disruption from the coronavirus. In 2021, there will be more opportunities to use 5G to foster in improved forms of AI.

Giant vertical farm opens in Denmark

A purple glow illuminates stacked boxes where lettuce, herbs and kale will soon be sprouting at one of Europe's biggest "vertical farms" which has just opened in a warehouse in an industrial zone in Copenhagen.

Essential Science: Brain implant restores vision to the blind

While it is not (yet) possible to restore vision in most cases to someone with a severe form of impaired vision, technology continues to advance. By using a brain implant, researchers have restored a rudimentary form of vision in the blind.

SpaceX launches 'Christmas Dragon' to International Space Station

SpaceX launched a newer, bigger version of its Dragon supply ship to the International Space Station on Sunday, marking the first time the company has two capsules in orbit at the same time.

Cluster of volcanic islands in Alaska may be one super-volcano

The Islands of the Four Mountains in Alaska's central Aleutians is a tight group of six stratovolcanoes. Scientists have gathered a multitude of evidence showing that the islands could belong to one big interconnected caldera.

Healthcare beware: 2021 will see more cyberattacks Special

Enterprises face a range of new challenges in 2021, including the expectation that cyberattacks will increase and, at the same time from the remediation front, a lack of available skills among the IT workforce.

Two liquid states: New properties of water discovered

Water in the liquid state is not all that it seems. By applying novel technology, scientists have been able to establish that water can move through two different liquid states, presenting new properties.

Spotify launches ‘rolling reset’ to address data leak Special

Spotify has issued a rolling password reset to some user accounts following the discovery of an open Elasticsearch database containing user credentials. The 72GB database contained over 380 million records.

UK introduces new security law targeting telecoms Special

The UK government has unveiled a new security law which includes new fines if telecoms operators fail to meet security standards. Companies which fail to tighten their security could receive fines which amount to 10 percent of their turnover.

China completes its first-ever docking in lunar orbit

A Chinese probe carrying samples from the lunar surface successfully docked Sunday with a spacecraft orbiting the moon, in another space first for the nation, state media reported.

Japan space agency hails return of asteroid dust on Earth

Japan space agency officials on Sunday hailed the arrival of rare asteroid samples on Earth after they were collected by space probe Hayabusa-2 during an unprecedented mission.

COVID-19: Round up developments in pathophysiology

How does the novel coronavirus affect the brain and is it correct that air pollution makes COVID-19 symptoms worse? These are some of the research topics appearing in recent weeks. Digital Journal presents a news round-up.

Trump's legacy: What 2021 means for cybersecurity Special

In the context of a growing number of cyber-threats, organizations need to carefully evaluate tooling and options, and choose the right solutions for today and the near-term future.
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