Researchers discover mathematical expression for ‘blockchain trilemma’

Blockchain trilemma. Credit: KyotoU/Kazuyuki Shudo In blockchain development, there is a rule of thumb that only two of the following are valid simultaneously: scalability, security, and decentralization. However, the mathematical expression of that rule was still a work in progress. Now, a team of researchers at Kyoto University has discovered a mathematical expression for the […]

One small update brought down millions of IT systems around the world—it’s a timely warning

Credit: Gerd Altmann/Pixabay This weekend’s global IT outage caused by a software update gone wrong highlights the interconnected and often fragile nature of modern IT infrastructure. It demonstrates how a single point of failure can have far-reaching consequences. The outage was linked to a single update automatically rolled out to Crowdstrike Falcon, a ubiquitous cyber […]

41.5 Million Dogecoin (DOGE) in 24 Hours as Heavy Liquidation Hits Crypto

With the growing drawdown in the crypto industry, Dogecoin (DOGE) appears to be caught in the crossfire. Data from CoinGlass shows that Dogecoin is at the forefront of the meme coin liquidation with more than $4 million liquidated in 24 hours. Dogecoin liquidation crossfire While this liquidation figure of $4.92 million in 24 hours is […]

Study showcases new method for better grouping in data analysis

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and UC Berkeley have developed a new method to improve how computers organize and analyze large datasets. This advancement improves the ability to extract information from knowledge graphs, impacting the ability to analyze social networks and customer behavior. The new method explained in a study led […]

Crypto Market Crash: Why Bitcoin And Altcoins Are Falling

Crypto market swings back to bear market as the global crypto market cap has now dropped 20% to a low of $2.15 trillion today. The market cap tumbled more than 4.20% over the last 24 hours. Bitcoin price hit a 24-hour low of $57,800, falling back to the key support level risking a collapse to […]

From ATMs to flights, epic IT crash leaves trail of destruction

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain In what will go down as the most spectacular IT failure the world has ever seen, a botched software update from cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. crashed countless Microsoft Windows computer systems around the world on July 19. Microsoft Corp. and CrowdStrike have rolled out fixes, and systems are gradually being […]

Addresses Holding Shiba Inu for Over a Year Increase by 34,560

Investors remain confident in Shiba Inu despite the recent market downturn, with addresses holding SHIB for over a year surging by 34,560 in six months. Bitcoin’s (BTC) bearish performance has continued to impact the price actions of altcoins such as Shiba Inu (SHIB). For instance, SHIB crashed below $0.000016 for the first time since March […]

Peter Schiff Names Next ‘Critical’ Bitcoin (BTC) Support

Renowned gold and Bitcoin bear Peter Schiff stated that he believes the trend in Bitcoin may intensify while pointing out a critical support level that Bitcoin investors should make sure not to overlook. In case of a breakdown, his chart suggests that the digital gold may lose up to 60% of its value. Right now, […]

Nigeria’s chronic power shortages: Mini grids haven’t solved the problem—here’s why

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Electricity is a scarce commodity in Nigeria. With just over 4,000 megawatts supplying nearly 220 million people, the electricity access deficit stands at about 40% nationwide. The picture looks even darker in rural areas. There, 73% of the population is off the power grid. Rural electrification is crucial to achieve Sustainable […]

All Eyes on TON: How Will Hamster Kombat’s TGE Play Out

The Open Network (TON) blockchain is experiencing a surge in popularity and value, driven by the upcoming token generation event (TGE) for Hamster Kombat, a viral play-to-earn game on the Telegram platform. The game’s success and the anticipated token launch have spurred increased activity on the TON network, suggesting a growing interest in its potential. […]

Foldable pouch actuator improves finger extension in soft rehabilitation gloves

Chiba University researchers succeeded in overcoming limitations associated with finger straightening or extension without compromising existing functionality of finger bending or flexion through design improvements in soft rehabilitation gloves—they developed a novel foldable pouch actuator that seamlessly integrates with existing soft actuators used in the gloves. Credit: Professor Wenwei Yu / Chiba University, Japan Soft […]

Massive IT outage spotlights major vulnerabilities in the global information ecosystem

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The global information technology outage on July 19, 2024, that paralyzed organizations ranging from airlines to hospitals and even the delivery of uniforms for the Olympic Games represents a growing concern for cybersecurity professionals, businesses and governments. The outage is emblematic of the way organizational networks, cloud computing services and the […]

Bitcoin Nosedives Under $58K Amid Mt. Gox, German Government Wallet Movements

Bitcoin dropped under $58,000 for the first time since May, marking a 5% loss in 24 hours. Mt. Gox wallets, dormant for a month, showed activity with test transactions, hinting at potential asset distributions and increased selling pressure. Bitcoin (BTC) plunged under $58,000 in European morning hours, extending 24-hour losses to nearly 5% and dropping […]

Scientists use AI to predict a wildfire’s next move

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at USC have developed a new method to accurately predict wildfire spread. By combining satellite imagery and artificial intelligence, their model offers a potential breakthrough in wildfire management and emergency response. Detailed in an early study proof published in Artificial Intelligence for the Earth Systems, the USC model uses satellite […]

Carbon fiber composite sensors offer solution for efficient traffic monitoring

The fiber-reinforced plastic-based triboelectric sensors (FRP-TESs) can detect the vehicle, and simultaneously reinforce the surrounding infrastructure, allowing for real-time monitoring and reinforcement of road infrastructure. Credit: Nano Energy (2024). DOI: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2024.109818 A breakthrough in traffic monitoring technology has been achieved by a research team affiliated with UNIST. The team unveiled sensors that can monitor traffic […]

Dogecoin Price Prediction: Rebound or Continued Slide Below $0.1?

Dogecoin price prediction: DOGE, a leading meme coin, has experienced a notable decline over the past 24 hours. The meme coin is hovering below the $0.12 support level after bearish trends continued to pressure its value. At the time of writing, Dogecoin price is trading at $0.111, with a decrease of 9% during the European […]

Troubled Boeing stays close to the ground at a major UK air show

Security members watch a Boeing 777 at the Farnborough Air Show fair in Farnborough, England, July 18, 2022. An ongoing safety and manufacturing crisis has Boeing keeping a lower profile at the 2024 Farnborough International Air Show, which kicks off Monday in England. Credit: AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File European planemaker Airbus plans to show off […]

Cardano (ADA) vs. Bitcoin (BTC): Which Crypto is a Better Investment Now?

Cardano’s (ADA) latest analysis shows promising signs of a potential price surge. Cardano advocate Dan Gamberdello has ignited community excitement by stating that the token is primed for a breakout. Other analysts echo this sentiment, suggesting now is an opportune time to swap Bitcoin (BTC) for ADA. No guarantees, but this Cardano chart looks like […]

Less is more: Efficient hydrogen production with less precious metals

Schematic representation for dewetting of Pt thin films on FTO upon heat treatment at 500 °C in argon. SEM micrographs of b) as-deposited Pt thin film, Pt5/FTO0, c) Pt5/FTO1, and (d) Pt5/FTO24. Credit: Advanced Functional Materials (2024). DOI: 10.1002/adfm.202403628 In a step towards sustainable energy, a team of researchers at the University of Twente led by […]

Korean Air orders 40 Boeing planes

The order by Korean Air will replace some of its long-haul jets. Korean Air lodged a firm order Monday for 40 Boeing 787 and 777X wide-body aircraft at Britain’s Farnborough airshow, handing a boost to the embattled US aviation giant. The deal, which includes an option for 10 more 787 planes, is worth $15 billion […]

‘Rich Dad’ R. Kiyosaki warns ‘biggest crash in history’ imminent

Robert Kiyosaki, a prominent investor and the author of the best-selling personal finance book ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad,’ took to X on the evening of July 3 to deliver a message of doom and a message of hope. According to the Finfluencer, ‘technical charts’ are indicating that the ‘biggest crash in history’ and that the […]

Sodium-ion batteries are set to spark a renewable energy revolution

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The extent to which renewables should dominate Australia’s energy grids is a major issue in science and politics. Solar and wind are clearly now the cheapest form of electricity. But limits to these technologies can undermine the case for a renewables-only electricity mix. The challenges posed by solar and wind generators […]

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