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Modern Conquest | Foreign Affairs

This is an great inforgraphic that shows aggressive conquests have declined, but land grabs are on the rise. Source: Modern Conquest | Foreign Affairs

Biometrica Heading To Oklahoma Meet For Discussion On Tricksters And Trafficking

“We don’t just make products that track and catch casino cheats, though we’re well known for that,” said Biometrica’s Vice President of Business Development, Kevin Parker. “Our systems target tricksters, thieves, traffickers and terrorists. And given the results of our case study last week, and the fact that the OIGA is proactively looking to clamp…

Catching Criminals as a Community

Biometrica - S-S trans-background

To Catch A Criminal: Why Being A Community Trumps Going Solo The fact is if you were part of our network and using our systems you would have known of these criminals 3 years before? How much did they steal from you? How do we know that? Better data. A couple of members of the…

Proactive & Pragmatic: How India Rethought Security Post The Mumbai Attacks

Biometrica - S-S trans-background

Algren, played by Tom Cruise, is haunted by thoughts of the atrocities he committed in the battles against Native Americans. Katsumoto wants to know more about these battles, and Algren’s role in them. “I wish to learn,” he says. Algren rebuffs him, suggesting he “read a book” instead, to which Katsumoto responds by saying he’d…

Engineering Chinese chemists have developed a super efficient method for turning polyethylene, the plastic which makes up almost all of the bags and bottles you use and throw away on a daily basis, into a liquid fuel.

Polyethylene (PE) is the largest-volume synthetic polymer, and its chemical inertness makes its degradation by low-energy processes a challenging problem. We report a tandem catalytic cross alkane metathesis method for highly efficient degradation of polyethylenes under mild conditions. With the use of widely available, low-value, short alkanes (for example, petroleum ethers) as cross metathesis partners,…

Hack in the Box 2016 – All Presentation PDFs

https://conference.hitb.org/hitbsecconf2016ams/materials/

1.4 billion yen ($12.7 million) stolen from 1,400 convenience store ATMs across Japan in the space of two hours

The theft at convenience store ATMs took place in the morning of May 15 in Tokyo and 16 prefectures across the country, and police believe over 100 people might have coordinated in the unlawful withdrawal. In each of the approximately 14,000 transactions, the maximum amount of 100,000 yen was withdrawn from Seven Bank ATMs using…

A possible vaccine for HIV — at least an opening

This week, researchers from the National Institutes of Health reported that they’ve found a new “weak spot” in HIV that they hope to be able to exploit to design an effective vaccine. It’s an exciting proposition, as the disease continues to ravage people around the globe while confounding efforts to create an effective cure. This…

Why piracy is so high…

We have seen a significant drop in piracy of music as systems have become more open, prices have shift to pay for use and that songs are available globally at the same time. Movies and software still have not figured this out yet… http://www.neowin.net/news/its-cheaper-to-fly-to-the-usa-than-buy-adobe-cs6-in-australia

India will replace all street lights of the country with LED bulbs in next 24 months

The central government expects Karnataka to be in top five in the implementation of new and renewable energy programmes the minister added. India has the target of producing 1,75,000 MW and Renewable energy in next five years. The government also launched Solar Mission to generate 1 lakh MW solar power in the country. Similarly wind…

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