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UK researchers squeeze more power from solar cells

<b>A new effect that could one day squeeze more power from photovoltaic solar cells has been demonstrated by UK researchers.</b>In a paper published in the …

Solar Panels

How Firing 1 Employee Nearly Doubled My Company's Productivity

One of my employees was regularly late to work. Sadly--but not surprisingly--she was late to her own firing, too.<p>Company culture is a strange thing: If you don't proactively work to shape it, it will shape itself. Two years ago, I had an employee who was consistently late to work. Alexandria was an …

Times Square

Cancer Breakthrough Leads China's Biotech Boom

A few days before Craig Chase was discharged from the Jiangsu Provincial People’s Hospital in Nanjing, his doctor told him something he never …

Biotechnology

Super-safe zinc battery tech could rival lithium ion in phones

The new technology, created by researchers at the University of Maryland, offers a glimpse of a future in which phones never explode.<p>In a more perfect world, your phone battery would easily last all day, wouldn't degrade over time and, most crucially, wouldn't explode.<p>This might sound like a pipe …

Clean Energy

Leading The Charge: As Battery Storage Sweeps The World, GE Finds Its Place In The Sun

The grizzly bear might be one of California’s most beloved and visible symbols — adorning the state’s flag and seal — but now another creature is …

Clean Energy

Are Home Solar Panels Worth the Cost? Here’s When They Make Sense—And When They Don’t

From electricity costs to your home's sunlight.<p>With prices falling rapidly, installing home solar panels can dramatically trim your energy bills — if …

Solar Power

Facebook did not inform the FTC about initial Cambridge Analytica leak

In testimony before the Senate Judiciary and Commerce, Science, and Transportation committees, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said that his company did not notify the Federal Trade Commission about the initial user data leak that triggered its most recent privacy scandal.<p>“They considered …

Privacy

Google and Facebook know the private phone numbers on your phone - here's what else they know

When I downloaded the data Facebook has on me, I wasn't expecting to be presented with a list of hundreds of names and numbers from my phone's …

Apps

HTTP Injector Steals Mobile Internet Access

Users aren't shy about sharing the technique and payload in a new attack.<p>A new attack in the wild leans not on email nor ransom, but on YouTube, …

Cybersecurity

Scientists Discover Biophotons In The Brain That Could Hint Our Consciousness is Directly Linked to Light!

Scientists found that neurons in mammalian brains were capable of producing photons of light, or “Biophotons”!<p>The photons, strangely enough, appear …

Consciousness

Under a millimeter wide and powered by light, these tiny cameras could hide almost anywhere

As if there weren’t already cameras enough in this world, researchers created a new type that is both microscopic and self-powered, making it possible to embed just about anywhere and have it work perpetually. It’s undoubtedly cool technology, but it’s probably also going to cause a spike in …

University of Michigan

Panera Bread left millions of customer records exposed on the web

Add another big-name brand to the list of those who've left customer data exposed online. Thanks to security researcher Dylan Houlihan, <i>KrebsOnSecurity</i> has discovered that Panera Bread left millions of customer sign-up records (possibly 37 million) in plain text on its website, including email …

Panera Bread

Amazon (and Alexa) know a whole lot about you. Here's how download and delete that info.

It's not just Facebook and Google that have loads of our personal data. There's also Amazon.<p>The company isn’t only the most popular Internet retailer in the country but it also dishes up content (via Amazon Prime Video, Audible and the Kindle library); runs a successful cloud platform for …

Smart Homes

Up to 880,000 Payment Cards Accessed in Orbitz Data Breach—What to Do Next

If you’ve booked trips through Orbitz, hackers may have accessed your credit card or other payment card information in a recent attack.What should …

Identity Theft

How Transparent Solar Panels Affect Construction Companies

Research from Nielsen confirms that sustainability is a major concern among consumers of all ages. A global 2015 study found that, of all age groups, …

Clean Energy

Panera website leaked customer data for months, report says

The site exposed customer names, email addresses, birthdays and more until security writer Brian Krebs notified the company Monday, he said.<p>Customer information was up for grabs on the Panera Bread website for at least eight months, according to a report from cybersecurity writer Brian Krebs.<p>A flaw …

Security

America’s cities are under cyberattack. That’s bad news for IoT and Smart Cities

A week after Atlanta was crippled by the worst ransomware attack yet launched against a major American city, the city was still reeling. There are …

Cybersecurity

Data breach hits Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor stores

A data breach at department store chains Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off Fifth and Lord & Taylor has compromised the personal information of customers who shopped at the stores.<p>The chains' parent company, Canada-based Hudson's Bay Co., announced the breach of its store payment systems on Sunday. The …

Saks Fifth Avenue

Sakti3: The Next-Generation Battery Company You Need to Know About

We’re always on the lookout for emerging technologies, manufacturing processes, and other nerdy things that could disrupt or enhance the automotive industry—but we must admit that our most recent discovery was a bit of a surprise. That discovery would be Michigan-based battery-tech startup Sakti3, …

Clean Energy

How to mine $1 million in Bitcoin on an $800 laptop

Here’s the thing: Just about any device capable of banging a few numbers together can contribute to a cryptocurrency mining pool, and that means …

Bitcoin

Nanomaterial Introduces Zinc-Air Batteries to the EV Party

It seems both the commercial markets and the research community are coming to terms with the idea that the energy density (the amount of energy …

Clean Energy

Battery Breakthrough Could Lead to Lighter Batteries with Longer Range for EVs - The Drive

Battery Breakthrough Could Lead to Lighter EVs with Longer Ranges<p>A new spin on old tech could increase battery range three-fold.<p>via Getty Images<p>Given …

Electric Vehicles

New Zealand privacy commissioner accuses Facebook of breaking the law

The public rebuke is the latest in a string of criticisms of the social media giant. Facebook has been at the center of a global scandal involving …

Social Media

Under Armour Admits 150 Million Users Affected By Data Security Breach

In what appears to be the first major data breach involving a health-and-fitness-tracking app, Under Armour disclosed to its customers just a half …

Under Armour

The web will soon be a little safer with the approval of this new security standard

Hear that? It’s almost as if thousands of spooks and hackers suddenly cried out at once… The Internet Engineers Task Force has just unanimously approved a security framework that will make encrypted connections on the web faster and more resistant to snooping.<p>It’s called Transport Layer Security …

Encryption

San Diego city attorney sues Experian over massive data breach, saying consumers were never told

San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott has filed a lawsuit against consumer credit giant Experian, contending the company suffered a massive data …

Corruption

Scientists Discover New Human Organ By Chance

A routine endoscopy—a procedure that involves inserting a camera into a person’s intestinal tract—may have led to the discovery of a previously …

Cancer Cells

Steve Jobs Used a Remarkably Powerful Decision-Making Strategy That Will Transform Your Business

Steve Jobs was one of the most successful business leaders of our time, and he knew how to make great decisions.<p>You know him as the man behind Apple, and the reason why you may be reading this sentence on an iPhone or MacBook. If you know much about Steve Jobs--and at this point, who doesn't--then …

Entrepreneurship

Lithium-Sulfur is the Next Battery Breakthrough

via pixabay<p>Technological progress is always being limited by something. Maybe a certain type of glass is too expensive. Maybe there’s just too much …

Clean Energy