Singapore Wants to Register Hackers in New Law

Singapore is one of the most advanced and important countries for information security. However, a likely new local law is dividing opinions: any ethical hacker who wants to operate in the country will have to take a license.

Ethical hacking is the term used for the individual who modifies the internal aspects of devices, programs and computer networks for the “common good” without taking any kind of advantage.

The law is not yet implemented, however, if any hacker is caught – or if any individual wants to help some company via penetration tests, for example – acting without the license, will have to pay $114 Thousand and face up to two years in prison.

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Singapore is one of the most advanced and important countries for information security. However, a likely new local law is dividing opinions: any ethical hacker who wants to operate in the country will have to take a license.

Ethical hacking is the term used for the individual who modifies the internal aspects of devices, programs and computer networks for the “common good” without taking any kind of advantage.

The law is not yet implemented, however, if any hacker is caught – or if any individual wants to help some company via penetration tests, for example – acting without the license, will have to pay $114 Thousand and face up to two years in prison.

As noted by Joon Ian Wong of Quartz, the law is likely to be sanctioned. This is because it “is in line with the reputation of extreme order” present in Singapore – Wong lived in the country for a while.

The other side

The law is a real danger even for the local telecommunications market. Usually, teens and youngsters start hacking out of curiosity. They track videos on YouTube, read forum tutorials, chat online, and virtually conduct their studies on the internet. Most of them test the tools as a way of learning. With the law, they can be arrested.

In addition to the arrest of young hackers entering the world, the law preventing young people from testing tools ultimately inhibits their willingness to act in this segment. With that, many young people who wish to work professionally in the areas of technology and telecommunications will be discouraged.

Going further: the law could lead to better hackers. More applications and tools that hide IPs and identities can be developed. If the license is paid, ethical hackers without pocket money will start working off the government radar – and there are VPNs, Tors, encryption and various technologies to shut down the authorities.

Audi Wants to Study the Brains of Autonomous Passenger Cars

Audi is committed to making the future of self-propelled cars the least traumatic possible for people and has launched the “25th Hour” project to understand better what this type of vehicle does right or wrong. However, the answer will not come from conventional research, but from people’s brains.

In a simulator, created in partnership with the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering, the brand decided to apply augmented reality to an environment that mimics a four-seater with seats facing each other.

The glasses are integrated displays, and all the surroundings are images generated with the help of projectors. The idea is to replicate a trip in a fully autonomous, level 5 vehicle and identify how certain aspects, such as lighting, noise, and interaction with notificat

Audi is committed to making the future of self-propelled cars the least traumatic possible for people and has launched the “25th Hour” project to understand better what this type of vehicle does right or wrong. However, the answer will not come from conventional research, but from people’s brains.

In a simulator, created in partnership with the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering, the brand decided to apply augmented reality to an environment that mimics a four-seater with seats facing each other.

The glasses are integrated displays, and all the surroundings are images generated with the help of projectors. The idea is to replicate a trip in a fully autonomous, level 5 vehicle and identify how certain aspects, such as lighting, noise, and interaction with notifications and other internal functions, affect users positively or negatively.

Preliminary tests were done with 30 people; all considered “Millennials receptive to autonomous cars,” who underwent an electroencephalogram (EEG) to have their responses measured directly through the brain, in addition to electrodermal sensors to capture other physical reactions related to the experience.

People were given different stimuli, such as noises, social media updates, and the amount of light in the environment, as well as having some tasks that should be fulfilled during the process.

The conclusion of the Audi brand was that certain conditions might favor specific behaviors such as conversation, productivity or relax while walking around. The expectation of the brand is that the project will continue for some time.

Moon Can be Mined by Robots And Turn a Space Fuel Station

While NASA and some private companies – such as Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin – are already dreaming of the colonization of Mars, other companies are turning their eyes to stars closer to Earth.

Do not worry, this is not myopia about space exploration, but a journey that can broaden our knowledge about the moon and bring a good profit from the process.

According to Engadget, Moon Express has a daring plan for our natural satellite: start mining the lunar surface from 2020. The best? Using robots!

The idea is that the company’s first mission – which was originally set up for a Google sponsored competition – will be made by the end of this year and will pave the way for the construction of an outpost at the South Pole of the Moon.

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While NASA and some private companies – such as Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin – are already dreaming of the colonization of Mars, other companies are turning their eyes to stars closer to Earth.

Do not worry, this is not myopia about space exploration, but a journey that can broaden our knowledge about the moon and bring a good profit from the process.

According to Engadget, Moon Express has a daring plan for our natural satellite: start mining the lunar surface from 2020. The best? Using robots!

The idea is that the company’s first mission – which was originally set up for a Google sponsored competition – will be made by the end of this year and will pave the way for the construction of an outpost at the South Pole of the Moon.

Once everything is in order, and the space company sets up there, robotic explorers must begin digging the region for water and minerals. When there is a good amount of material accumulated, a final mission will aim to bring that content to Earth. The project is expected to last about two to three years in its first space adventure.

The bad news? Rocket Lab, Moon Express’s partner in the venture, has not yet finished production of the Electron rocket, which is the main transport of the missions.

In addition, the company itself is still finalizing the MX-1E module, which is responsible for bringing groceries and returning with the minerals throughout the project. Any effort to complete these steps should yield dividends.

To begin with, selling lunar ore can be an extremely lucrative business, as three small satellite rocks sold by the Russians in 1993 cost more than $440,000 to the buyer – about $ 1.4 million.

Besides, the discovery of water at the lunar poles can make the site an actual space fuel station, since the element can be used to power rockets and to make trips to Mars much calmer and more common in the future.

Research Shows Young Parents Prefer Robots to Care For Them in Old Age

If before the parents loved the idea of being looked after by their children as they age, the generation of the “fathers of the millennium” follows a very different way of thinking.

For them, enlist the help of artificial intelligence or even robots is the preferred option to depend on their – the so – called “alpha child” born from 2010.

At least this is what indicates a research done by the IEEE on the impact of the AI on the generations of parents and children. The study, involving 600 fathers and mothers between the ages of 20 and 36, found that 63 percent of them would rather have a robot to help them than rely on their offspring for independent living as a senior.

From robot-babysitters to AI teachers

This preference for robots is not only limited independent li

If before the parents loved the idea of being looked after by their children as they age, the generation of the “fathers of the millennium” follows a very different way of thinking.

For them, enlist the help of artificial intelligence or even robots is the preferred option to depend on their – the so – called “alpha child” born from 2010.

At least this is what indicates a research done by the IEEE on the impact of the AI on the generations of parents and children. The study, involving 600 fathers and mothers between the ages of 20 and 36, found that 63 percent of them would rather have a robot to help them than rely on their offspring for independent living as a senior.

From robot-babysitters to AI teachers

This preference for robots is not only limited independent living. The study also found that 80 percent of parents believe that using AI will help their children learn from an early age – and even faster than in their generation.

Similarly, 74% of them would consider using a robot as a teacher for their children, and 40% of respondents said they would accept using a nanny robot to care for their children.

Much of the reason for this would simply come from the ease it would bring to everyday life. 45%, for example, agree that these technologies “minimize frustration as a parent,” while 64% think using it would give them “more time to do other things.” 63%, however, admit that this would affect the time they spend with their children.

Present in growth

Do you think they want to stop it? No way. 48% of parents said they would think about having a “pet robot” for their child. It is worth noting that mothers were more apprehensive about this decision, with only 42% being receptive to 55% for men.

Already at the time of having your child drive a car for the first time against the fear of leaving them in an autonomous car, we have a close ratio: 31% of them find the first option more worrisome, against only 25% in the second. The remaining 44% see both as something to fear.

Last but not least, the study also pointed out that the presence of these technologies has further influenced the type of choice that parents expect their children to follow. 74% of them said they would encourage them to an engineering career.

Silicon Heart Made in 3D Printer Already Functions as Real Organ

The brief future will be much better than relying on 3D printer initiatives, especially in the areas of medicine and health. In this case, researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a silicone heart that functions as a real organ.

According to the researchers, the heart made in the 3D printer may be used soon for patients who need a temporary heart. For example, those who expect a real organ transplant.

This heart was developed in a unique and solid silicone structure. According to the research, it is much superior to the mechanisms currently used to simulate the organ, this because it has no metals and plastics, which are susceptible to complications.

Because it is done on a 3D printer, it is possible to print a heart of the required size that fits the patient. The item still has the left and r

The brief future will be much better than relying on 3D printer initiatives, especially in the areas of medicine and health. In this case, researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a silicone heart that functions as a real organ.

According to the researchers, the heart made in the 3D printer may be used soon for patients who need a temporary heart. For example, those who expect a real organ transplant.

This heart was developed in a unique and solid silicone structure. According to the research, it is much superior to the mechanisms currently used to simulate the organ, this because it has no metals and plastics, which are susceptible to complications.

Because it is done on a 3D printer, it is possible to print a heart of the required size that fits the patient. The item still has the left and right ventricles, separated by a chamber that can be inflated to mimic contractions of the blood.

In the tests, the team managed to keep the heart functional with 3,000 hits. This allows a patient to stay alive for 30 to 45 minutes. That is: it is still far from ideal, but the path has already been opened.

Dutch City Will Use Recycled Plastic Roads LEGO Style

Usually, asphalt roads are common, but the government of a Dutch city decided to do something a little different. They plan to create paths made from recycled plastic in a concept project called PlasticRoad.

Built by the company VolkerWessels, the road in question uses only recycled plastic dumped in the ocean and incineration plants. This concept was introduced in July and attracted the attention of the city of Rotterdam, which offered an area for them to test the project.

According to The Guardian website, the first proposal is to build a bike path on a project that should take three years to complete. As you can see in the images presented in this news, parts of this area will work in a similar way to LEGO parts, making it even easier to add ca

Usually, asphalt roads are common, but the government of a Dutch city decided to do something a little different. They plan to create paths made from recycled plastic in a concept project called PlasticRoad.

Built by the company VolkerWessels, the road in question uses only recycled plastic dumped in the ocean and incineration plants. This concept was introduced in July and attracted the attention of the city of Rotterdam, which offered an area for them to test the project.

According to The Guardian website, the first proposal is to build a bike path on a project that should take three years to complete. As you can see in the images presented in this news, parts of this area will work in a similar way to LEGO parts, making it even easier to add cables and pipes in those locations if the local government wants to.

PlasticRoad

Does it work?

By this time some people may be thinking that a plastic road may not be very good in warmer times, but project developers have revealed that it can withstand temperatures ranging from -40°C to 80°C without major problems.

In addition, there is a chance that it will survive three times longer than a standard route, with the advantage that, it is possible to recycle the material once more to build another route.

If the project works, it is likely to attract the attention of governments in other countries. Would India also enter this game? Leave your opinion in the space provided for comments.

How Video Games And Virtual Reality Are Revolutionizing Medicine

Researchers from the city of Barcelona, Spain, have discovered a new way to bring technology into hospitals: using video games techniques, augmented reality and 3D modeling.

The new technology depends on artificial intelligence and image processing. With this, they are able to collect tissue samples that are extremely important for the early diagnosis of lung cancer, for example.

But the primary motivation of doctors is that with these techniques, they do not need to change existing procedures, as well as the instruments used for procedures. In addition, novelty is more effective, faster and more accurate.

How it works

The technique will plan a route so doctors can find a possible injury and still determine the best tool to collect the sample.

In addition to the intervention, it is feasible to review a simulation previously with methods of image pro

Researchers from the city of Barcelona, Spain, have discovered a new way to bring technology into hospitals: using video games techniques, augmented reality and 3D modeling.

The new technology depends on artificial intelligence and image processing. With this, they are able to collect tissue samples that are extremely important for the early diagnosis of lung cancer, for example.

But the primary motivation of doctors is that with these techniques, they do not need to change existing procedures, as well as the instruments used for procedures. In addition, novelty is more effective, faster and more accurate.

How it works

The technique will plan a route so doctors can find a possible injury and still determine the best tool to collect the sample.

In addition to the intervention, it is feasible to review a simulation previously with methods of image processing and 3D modeling of how it would be a bronchoscopy analyzing the anatomy of each patient. The same technology is used in the creation of video games.

To prepare, the patient only needs a CT scan, which will be used as a template for his bronchi. With the novelty, the process becomes easier and cheaper and drastically reduces the possible interventions that may fail.