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EMP: An Elaborate Hoax

As a prepper and avid reader of post-apocalyptic fiction like One Second After, Alas Babylon, and Going Home, an EMP has long been on my mind as one …

Solar Power

NuScale's Small Modular Nuclear Reactor Passes Biggest Hurdle Yet

NuScale Power is on track to build the first small modular nuclear reactor in America faster than expected.<p>Two weeks ago, NuScale’s small modular nuclear reactor design completed the Phase 1 review of its design certification application (DCA) by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. That’s a …

Nuclear Energy

IDG Contributor Network: The rise of the NIST cybersecurity framework

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the technical standards agency, has recently released the widely-referenced Cybersecurity …

Cybersecurity

Looming Catastrophe: Power Grid Collapse Now In Sight in New York

“…many staff people at DPS, DEC, and NYISO who know this is going to end badly.” Guest essay by John Droz Jr. Here is a fascinating and revealing …

Renewable Energy

Environmental Disaster: The Oceans Are Now Irreversibly Polluted With Cell Phones That Businessmen Have Thrown In After Realizing What’s Truly Important Is Family

Brace yourself for some disheartening news about the future of our planet.<p>We’ve long known about the harm humans do to the global ecosystem, but this …

Millions of Office 365 Accounts Hit with Password Stealers

Phishing emails disguised as tax-related alerts aim to trick users into handing attackers their usernames and passwords.<p>A new wave of phishing …

New fuel cell demonstrates exceptional power density and stability

A team of researchers led by Northwestern University professor and fuel cell pioneer Sossina Haile has created a new fuel cell offering both …

Nanotech

Game Over For Coal: Scientists Nail Down Pesky Perovskite Solar Cell Problem

<b>Published on</b> February 1st, 2018 | <i>by Tina Casey</i><p>0<p>February 1st, 2018 by <b>Tina Casey</b><p>Remember back when plastic was a new and exciting thing? That’s more or …

Can We Make A Nuclear Reactor That Won't Melt Down?

Yes we can. It’s called a small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) and NuScale Power is the company that will build the first one in America. Last year, they submitted to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission the first design certification application (DCA) for any SMR in the United States.<p>Just two …

Nuclear Energy

Doh!!! The 10 Most Overlooked Security Tasks

Here's a list of gotchas that often slip past overburdened security pros.<p>1 of 11<p><i>Image Source: Shutterstock via VGStockstudio</i><p>Security pros are under …

In Colorado, a glimpse of renewable energy’s insanely cheap future

Even with storage, new renewables beat existing coal.<p>This month, energy nerds are very excited about a utility bid solicitation.<p>Wait, hear me out. It really is exciting!<p>Usually, when we talk about how renewable energy will evolve in the next five years, we rely on analysts and projections. This is …

Renewable Energy

'Back to Basics' Might Be Your Best Security Weapon

A company's ability to successfully reduce risk starts with building a solid security foundation.<p>Despite an influx of best-in-breed security …

'Battery' that bottles sunshine could bring a new solar revolution

A plastic-like material may do for solar power what high-performance electrical batteries have done for iPhones and Tesla cars.<p>Solar energy is clean, abundant, and irritatingly inconvenient: It doesn’t work at night or on cloudy days. You can convert sunshine into electricity and store it in a …

Clean Energy

Solar's Bright Future Is Further Away Than It Seems

Yes, panels are cheaper, but much more R&D is needed for a true green energy breakthrough.<p>There is now a doctrine of what I call “solar triumphalism”: the price of panels has been falling exponentially, the technology makes good practical sense, and only a few further nudges are needed for solar to …

Despite ‘green dreams’, EIA report projects fossil and nuclear fuels provide 83% of total world energy in 2040

<b>Guest essay by Larry Hamlin</b><p>The latest EIA 2017 IEO report projects world energy consumption to increase by 28% from 2015 through 2040.<p>Non OECD …

BrandPost: Could the security industry have it all wrong?

<i>Originally published on CSOonline.com on August 16, 2017</i>For decades, enterprises have focused on securing valuable data and IP by building “walls and …

InterAct

How cybersecurity solutions can help with GDPR compliance

Technical (protection) measures, means, technologies, rules and resources are mentioned multiple times throughout the GDPR text. The Regulation does …

Infosec

Security finally got the awareness it needed in 2017. Now what?

Chatter about getting hacked isn’t just for gadget and security enthusiasts anymore. Cybersecurity has gone mainstream.<p>The first week of October's Cybersecurity Awareness Month kicked off with a bang.<p>But it wasn't so much because the campaign itself succeeded at generating awareness about digital …

Cybersecurity

8 Low or No-Cost Sources of Threat Intelligence

Here's a list of sites that for little or no cost give you plenty of ideas for where to find first-rate threat intelligence.<p>1 of 9<p><i>Image Source:</i> …

HyperSolar Announces Major Breakthrough to Lower the Cost of “Green Hydrogen”

<b>HyperSolar demonstrates significant cost reduction by replacing expensive platinum material components with new, low-cost</b> …

The Real Rules for Strong Computer Passwords Go Against Everything You've Been Told

Everybody knows the rules to writing a password: you have to use upper and lowercase letters, a number or two, and preferably a symbol, if you want …

Hydrogen Fuel Could Become a Viable Energy Alternative Thanks to This Aluminum Alloy

Strange New Alloy<p>If you have seen or read <i>The Martian</i>, you may recall the stranded astronaut converting a hydrogen-based fuel into water. Well, we may …

Security audits reveal poor state of corporate cyber defences

Critical vulnerabilities detected in 47% of corporate systems investigated in security audits by Positive Technologies

Security

The things some utilities will do to stop solar

The FBI is investigating an Arizona power company for its role in the election of utility-friendly and anti-solar regulators.

Utilities

It’s something in the water: LLNL scientists extract hydrogen as potential fuel source

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists have developed a technique that helps extract hydrogen from water efficiently and …

Decades-Old Network Protocol Puts Companies At Risk And Refuses To Die

Twenty-five years is a very long time in the world of technology. Just look at how much computers have changed since 1992, the year when Microsoft proudly launched Windows 3.1 on a 1.44MB floppy disk. Yet, some things have lingered from those early days of the internet and now put the systems we …

Information Security

Powering U.S. Using 100 Percent Renewable Energy Is a Total Fantasy

Wind and solar power backed by hydropower and underground thermal storage can supply 100 percent of Americans' demand for energy by 2055 at a low …

Renewable Energy

Security Think Tank: Patching is vital and essentially a risk management exercise

How should organisations address the need to keep software up to date with security patches without it costing too much or being too labour intensive?

Risk Management

This Is the Biggest News in Electricity Since the Light Bulb -- Seriously

If the world can generate and store energy from the sun for less than the cost of fossil fuels, it literally changes everything about the energy …