Advertisement
News
Subscribe to ECN Magazine News
View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter

ECN Daily

US turns to rewards in hunt for overseas cyber criminals

March 20, 2015 10:19 am | by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press | Comments

The FBI considers Evgeniy Bogachev one of the world's most prolific and brilliant cyber criminals, slapping his photos - bald, beefy-faced and smiling faintly - on "Wanted" fliers posted online. The Russian would be an ideal target for prosecution - if only the Justice Department could find him.

Outgoing NSA lawyer helped preserve controversial programs

March 20, 2015 10:13 am | by KEN DILANIAN, AP Intelligence Writer | Comments

When news of secret National Security Agency surveillance programs began breaking in June 2013, even government insiders had questions. Often, Raj De was the man with the answers. The Harvard-trained lawyer, who departed last week as NSA general counsel ...

China web freedom group faces online disruption

March 20, 2015 10:10 am | by MATTHEW PENNINGTON, Associated Press | Comments

A U.S.-subsidized advocacy group that helps Internet users inside China bypass blockages on censored content says it is suffering a mysterious denial-of-service attack disrupting its operations. Greatfire.org says the attack started two days ago and Internet traffic ...

Advertisement

Iron rain fell on early Earth, new Z machine data supports

March 20, 2015 8:02 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | Comments

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories’ Z machine have helped untangle a long-standing mystery of astrophysics: why iron is found spattered throughout Earth’s mantle, the roughly 2,000-mile thick region between Earth’s core and its crust. At first blush, it seemed more ...

Clean energy future: New cheap and efficient electrode for splitting water

March 19, 2015 1:40 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

UNSW Australia scientists have developed a highly efficient oxygen-producing electrode for splitting water that has the potential to be scaled up for industrial production of the clean energy fuel, hydrogen. The new technology is based on an inexpensive, specially coated ...

TOPICS:

Imperfect graphene opens door to better fuel cells

March 19, 2015 1:00 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The honeycomb structure of pristine graphene is beautiful, but Northwestern University scientists, together with collaborators from five other institutions, have discovered that if the graphene naturally has a few tiny holes in it, you have a proton-selective membrane that could ...

TOPICS:

Hidden benefits of electric vehicles revealed

March 19, 2015 12:51 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Electric vehicles are cool, research shows. Literally. A study in this week's Scientific Reports by researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) and in China add more fuel to the already hot debate about whether electric vehicles ...

TOPICS:

Chemistry research holds great promise for advancing sustainable energy

March 19, 2015 12:48 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

New research published by Rutgers University chemists has documented significant progress confronting one of the main challenges inhibiting widespread utilization of sustainable power: Creating a cost-effective process to store energy so it can be used later....

TOPICS:
Advertisement

Towards 'printed' organic solar cells and LEDs

March 18, 2015 2:55 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

In order to make solar energy widely affordable scientists and engineers all over the world are looking for low-cost production technologies. Flexible organic solar cells have a huge potential in this regard....

TOPICS:

Could your email address keep job recruiters from reading your online resume?

March 18, 2015 2:36 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Job recruiters may review hundreds of online resumes for a position, often screening them quickly and discarding those that are not appropriate. An applicant's email address can greatly impact first impressions....

Electronic waste has energy value

March 18, 2015 2:31 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Using discarded electronic boards, the UPV/EHU researcher Andoni Salbidegoitia has, in collaboration with international researchers, developed a system for obtaining clean hydrogen that can be used as fuel.

An improved method for coating gold nanorods

March 18, 2015 2:30 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Researchers have fine-tuned a technique for coating gold nanorods with silica shells, allowing engineers to create large quantities of the nanorods and giving them more control over the thickness of the shell.

New optical materials break digital connectivity barriers

March 18, 2015 2:28 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

From computers, tablets, and smartphones to cars, homes, and public transportation, our world is more digitally connected every day. The technology required to support the exchange of massive quantities of data is critical.

Advertisement

Coffee and code: Software giant opens Silicon Valley cafe

March 18, 2015 12:55 pm | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Silicon Valley has no shortage of coffee shops where sleep-starved programmers and eager entrepreneurs sit hunched over laptop computers and talk about ideas for launching the next Google or Facebook....

Facebook explains what posts are not allowed on its network

March 18, 2015 12:51 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Facebook is trying to clarify what posts, images and other content it allows on its site and why. In an update to its community standards page, the world's largest online social network gave users more guidance on why ...

Pages

X
You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.
Loading