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Hackers Steal 4.5 Million Patient Records From Multi-State Hospital Network

About 4.5 million patients at any of the 206 Community Health Systems-operated hospitals around the United States have had their records stolen by hackers, the company announced Monday. The stolen data includes very sensitive information. Anyone who received treatment in a CHS-operated hospital over the last five years is affected by the breach. However, patients […]

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Asimov’s Three Laws Of Robotics Supplemented For 21st Century Care Robots

Isaac Asimov famously devised three laws of robotics that underpinned a number of his science fiction books and short stories, Professor Tom Sorell of the University of Warwick has helped develop a new set of rules that they believe will be needed for 21st century care robots. Following recent developments in robotics research philosopher Professor […]

Electronics


Pairing Old Technologies With New For Next Generation Electronic Devices

UCL scientists have discovered a new method to efficiently generate and control currents based on the magnetic nature of electrons in semi-conducting materials, offering a radical way to develop a new generation of electronic devices. One promising approach to developing new technologies is to exploit the electron’s tiny magnetic moment, or ‘spin’. Electrons have two […]