Nathan Gilbert

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For $500, this site promises the power to track a phone and intercept its texts

Paid access to a deeply insecure phone network<p>For years, experts have warned of vulnerabilities in the network that routes phone calls and cellular service — but those attacks may be more widespread than anyone realized. For more than a year, a Tor Hidden Service has been offering ongoing access to …

A Road Trip to All of America's Michelin Star Restaurants, Mapped

Foodies of America, it's your time. All across the United States, Michelin star meals are being dished up on the daily, and there's really no reason …

Readers' Choice: 50 states, 50 winning attractions

10Best Readers' Choice set out to create the ultimate guide to America's best attractions. To do so, we asked our readers to vote for their favorites …

Solving systems of linear equations with quantum mechanics

(Phys.org)—Physicists have experimentally demonstrated a purely quantum method for solving systems of linear equations that has the potential to work …

A Short History of Perpetual Motion Machines

To dream the impossible dreams.<p>Among impossible machines, perpetual motion is in a class of its own. The idea of creating unlimited energy has burned through humanity for centuries, that somehow a device could work forever without a power source.<p>Of course, a perpetual motion machine is impossible …

A decade of discovery: CRISPR functions and applications

Review Article | Published: 05 June 2017<p><i>Nature Microbiology</i> <b>volume 2</b>, Article number: 17092 (2017) | Download Citation<p>Abstract<p>This year marks the …

I figured out the secret to gaining confidence after being rejected

Once in high school, I was talking about a recent rejection with one of my teachers. She had helped me try to achieve a goal, and despite her thinking I deserved it, I didn't make it. I was telling her that I'd seemed to be getting rejected from things more than most people I know did, but that I …

Self-help

A startup aiming to modernize the bond market has won backing from top Wall Street execs

Don Devine, a bond trading luminary who started his career at Goldman Sachs in the early 1980s, was in need of a gut check. He was weighing up an investment in a new bond market startup, but he'd left his last senior role on Wall Street almost a decade ago.<p>"I was worried that I missed something, …

Scientists Reignite Thirty-Year-Old Debate About Glass With New Calculation

Mathematics is far more fraught with debate and disagreement than you might imagine. Arguments about things some of the smartest physicists have …

Amps, Watts, and Volts: What's The Difference?

Power 101<p>This is actually not nearly as complicated as it might seem. Power requirements are determined using three elements:<p><b>Watts</b><br>Watts measure the …

Want to Travel Overseas? Here's How to Budget For It

Budgeting for travel can be one of the most exciting parts of a trip – it’s the first step in the planning process, and a great way to get psyched …

Elon Musk Has Finally Confirmed What the Boring Tunnels He's Making Are For

Boring Through Traffic<p>Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk is ready to conquer space, roads, roofs, and now even tunnels. What started out as a simple …

19 Travel Tips I’ve Learned After Visiting 60+ Countries

Dress appropriately.<p>Whether you’re moving to a new country or taking off on a two-week holiday, here are 19 things you should know before you go:<p><b>1. Take two debit cards and two credit cards.</b> Your credit card company will assure you that you’ll have no trouble using your card overseas if you contact …

Dominican Republic

Elon Musk-backed OpenAI is teaching robots how to learn just like humans do

Teaching AI using just a single example<p>OpenAI, the San Francisco-based nonprofit research lab backed by Elon Musk, today announced a research milestone on its robotics work. The achievement is a new algorithm that allows a human being to communicate a task to an AI by performing it first in virtual …

Artificial Intelligence

White House calls emergency meetings as global cyberattack spreads

The Trump administration hastily called emergency meetings Friday and Saturday to contain fallout from the ongoing global ransomware campaign that has now hit victims in at least 150 countries, including the U.S.<p>On Friday, when the attacks started spreading throughout Europe and Asia, White House …

The White House

Millions of Android Devices Could Be Secretly Spying on Users, Researchers Claim

Researchers believe some popular smartphones may be listening a little too closely to your activities.<p>A team from the German Technical University of …

Unmanned U.S. Air Force space plane lands after secret, two-year mission

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The U.S. military's experimental X-37B space plane landed on Sunday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, completing a classified mission that lasted nearly two years, the Air Force said.<p>The unmanned X-37B, which resembles a miniature space shuttle, touched …

Five WWII Bombs Discovered in German City Lead to Evacuation of 50,000 Residents

FRANKFURT, Germany — German authorities are evacuating around 50,000 people from their homes in the northern city of Hannover while five suspected aerial bombs from World War II were made safe for removal.<p>City officials say two suspected bombs were found at a construction site and three more were …

Germany

Happy Birthday, Dynamite: Interesting Facts About the Explosive Material

Today (May 7), marks the 150th anniversary of one of Alfred Nobel's patents for dynamite, which was first patented in 1867.<p>The explosive forever …

Living in the age of narcissism means no better time to be a liar

There’s never been a better time to be a liar.<p>This is, after all, the age of narcissism, where everyone has hundreds of friends on social platforms …

Psychology

Wi-Fi holography can be used to "spy" on entire rooms and buildings

We think of Wi-Fi as primarily bathing our homes and offices in a comfy, invisible blanket of data and internet access, but just as a blanket can …

Why you should care about Android malware and the importance of security patches

When you're king of the hill you are a target for everyone and everything. Sometimes that's great — LG's G6 is an awesome phone that wants to compete …

Scientists use gene editing to eliminate HIV DNA in live mice

A team of scientists have snipped away HIV DNA from the genome of live mice using a CRISPR system, and the rodents lived to (kinda) tell the tale. It's still much too early to call the method a possible cure, but the fact that it worked on a living animal opens up a lot of possibilities. Will it …

Warren Buffett talks IBM, airlines, Apple at annual meeting

The so-called Woodstock of Capitalism has begun.<p>Tens of thousands of people gathered to hear Warren Buffett impart wisdom and answer questions at Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholders meeting, which kicked off Saturday morning.<p>Thousands more are likely to tune in via Yahoo Finance, which is …

Investing

A millennial asked Warren Buffett what value his firm adds — here's what he said

The apparent "millennial" (Loomis' word) wanted to know what value Berkshire offers the companies in which it invests, and by extension the firm's own shareholders. Apple gives the world iPhones, while 3G Capital improves operations, he argued, but what does Berkshire do?<p>The investment conglomerate …

This Robot Completes a 2-Hour Brain Surgery Procedure in Just 2.5 Minutes

Doc Bot<p>Brain surgery is precision business, and one slip can spell doom for affected patients. Even in one of the most skilled jobs in the world, …

The Brain

U.S. Far-Right Activists Promote Hacking Attack Against Macron

After months of trying to move the political needle in favor of Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election, American far-right activists on Saturday threw their weight behind a hacking attack against her rival, Emmanuel Macron, hoping to cast doubt on an election that is pivotal to France …

Uber faces criminal probe over the secret 'Greyball' tool it used to stymie regulators

The Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into Uber's use of a secret software that was used to evade authorities in places where its ride-hailing service was banned or restricted, according to a person familiar with the government's probe.<p>The investigation, in its early stages, …

Sexual Harassment

Portland Plans to Subpoena Uber Over Controversial Software

The city of Portland, Oregon plans to subpoena Uber to force it to disclose software that helped its drivers evade local transportation regulators, a …