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MIT’s anonymous online communications protocol Riffle could beat Tor at its own game

Tor has been the go-to for anonymous communication online for years now — and that has made it one of the juiciest targets possible to the likes of the NSA and FBI. A new anonymizing protocol from MIT may prove more resilient against such determined and deep-pocketed attackers.<p>The potential problem …

Chrysler Launches a 'Bug Bounty' to Help With Its Hacking Problem

They're recruiting from the dark side.<p>Fiat Chrysler is recruiting hackers to help it find and fix vulnerabilities in its vehicles’ software that can …

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NanoPi NEO is an $8 version of the Raspberry Pi Zero you can actually buy

Usually knockoff products are cheaper than the original, but if the original is a $5 Raspberry Pi Zero, well the knockoffs just can't afford to slash prices. Enter the NanoPi NEO, an $8 Chinese version of the Pi Zero built by FriendlyARM— that you can actually buy. It's easier to get Hamilton …

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No one has been able to solve this cryptic puzzle by a British spy agency

Photo: Spectre/ IMDb.<p>The British intelligence and security organisation GCHQ released a "grid-shading puzzle" over Christmas to keep recipients entertained over the holiday season.<p>But so far, no one has been able to solve it and it's giving codebreakers a headache with less than 24 hours left until …

This is why lunar colonies will need to live underground

The coldest parts of Earth come nowhere close to the freezing temperatures of the lunar night – and building a base that can withstand them will not be easy.<p>For decades the thought of colonising the Moon has tantalised scientists and visionaries alike. Various colonies have graced our screens, from …

NASA's Virtual Leash For Drones Prevents Runaway Robots

A crashed robot is better than a lost and crashed robot<p>Losing a drone can get a person in a lot of trouble. Just ask Shawn Usman, who was flying a drone from his downtown DC apartment on January 26th, when suddenly the drone took off and crashed onto the White House lawn. While in Usman’s case, the …

Can Stephen Hawking Bring Back Virgin Galactic?

Richard Branson enlists the venerable cosmologist to unveil their new space ship<p>What’s a billionaire to do when his private spaceflight dreams tragically and literally crash? Richard Branson, founder of private space tourism and satellite launch company Virgin Galactic, is looking to regain lost …

Tim Peake: when can I see the International Space Station pass overhead?

The International Space Station will be passing overhead a number of times before the end of the year<p>The International Space Station regularly passes over Britain, but now it is even more exciting, because we have a British astronaut on board.<p>Here are the best times to spot the space station in the …

Do Scientists Have the Duty to Speak Out?

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NASA Is Now Accepting Applications For New Astronauts

Start filling out those forms<p>If you've ever dreamed of being an astronaut, today's the day! NASA just posted the coolest job listing ever, and anyone with the right qualifications can apply to be an Astronaut Candidate. Awesome.<p>Those qualifications are pretty strict. In order to apply, you have …

How the most expensive structure in the world was built

The International Space Station is a masterpiece of engineering and human ingenuity. But this $100bn project has been beset by politics, compromise and tragedy. Richard Hollingham, who witnessed the launch of the first section of the station for the BBC in 1998, investigates how we ended up with …

Force Is With Astronauts During Unexpected Spacewalk

NASA astronauts took an unexpected spacewalk on Monday morning to move a stuck railcar before the arrival of a resupply mission.<p>NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Timothy Kopra had been planning to stay put on the International Space Station during the week before Christmas. But their plans changed …

SpaceX Makes History: Falcon 9 Launches, Lands Vertically

SpaceX completed an historic vertical landing of its Falcon 9 rocket on Monday night — the first time such a feat had been achieved.<p>The launch and landing in Cape Canaveral, Florida, were the first from the private U.S. spaceflight company since its rocket exploded on liftoff in June.<p>"Welcome back, …

Watch Astronauts Go on Spacewalk to Fix Railcar