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Google Mountain View campus garden

EU Charges Google In Antitrust Case

(EurActiv) — The European Union accused the search engine Google on Wednesday (15 April) of cheating competitors by distorting Internet search results to favour its shopping service, and launched another antitrust investigation into its Android mobile operating system. Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the American tech giant, which dominates Internet search engines worldwide, had been […]


FAA Needs More Comprehensive Approach To Address Cybersecurity, Warns GAO

As the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) transitions to the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), the agency continues to face cybersecurity challenges, warns the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) in a new report. The GAO provides to the US Congress audit, evaluation, and investigative services. Specifically, the GAO reports that the FAA faces cybersecurity threats […]


Digital Poverty Holding Back Global Growth And Development

The world’s developing and emerging economies are failing to exploit the potential of information and communications technologies (ICTs) to drive social and economic transformation and catch up with more advanced nations, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Information Technology Report 2015, published Tuesday. Data from the report’s Networked Readiness Index (NRI), which measures 143 […]

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Islamic State And Its Online Recruitment Formula – Analysis

Why is Islamic State (IS) so effective at recruitment, especially in the online realm? Recent discussions glean some insights for the Singapore and Southeast Asia context. By Omer Ali Saifudeen* Islamic State’s demonstrable results – military achievements, territorial conquest and implementation of Sharia-based governance in conquered territories – have set it apart from jihadi groups […]

This is the radio-frequency anechoic chamber used for the experiment. Credit ITMO University
This is the radio-frequency anechoic chamber used for the experiment. Credit ITMO University

Objects Invisible Without Metamaterial Cloaking

Physicists from ITMO University, Ioffe Institute and Australian National University managed to make homogenous cylindrical objects completely invisible in the microwave range. Contrary to the now prevailing notion of invisibility that relies on metamaterial coatings, the scientists achieved the result using a homogenous object without any additional coating layers. The method is based on a […]