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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 […]

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Islamic State flag


Islamic State’s Cyberjihad Targets Australian Airport

An Australian airport website was offline Monday after being taken over by pro-Islamic State (ISIS) hackers who published messages supporting the jihadist group. Police said hackers appeared to have targeted the web host used by the Hobart International Airport in Tasmania and not the facility itself, and no direct threats were made according to AFP. […]

Internet
Internet


People With Learning Disabilities At Risk Of Becoming Victim Or Perpetrator In Online Crime

People with learning (intellectual) disabilities have historically been marginalized from mainstream society, and have had limited choice and control over their lives. While movements to achieve greater equality have had success, the rapid advancement of modern technology risks creating a new form of digital exclusion. For people with learning disabilities there may be a delicate […]

Cybersecurity


Open Source Encryption For Everyone

In the wake of the revelations that intelligence agencies have been engaged in mass surveillance activities, both industry and society at large are looking for practicable encryption solutions that protect businesses and individuals. Previous technologies have failed in practice because they were too expensive or not user friendly enough. Fraunhofer has launched an open initiative […]

Cybersecurity


Contemporary Cybercrime: Countering Through Cross-Discipline Cooperation – Analysis

The official inauguration of INTERPOL’s Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) in Singapore on 13 April 2015 is a significant step in the right direction to combine international efforts in the fight against contemporary cybercrimes. Still, this is no easy feat as numerous challenges face the international law enforcement community. By Caitrίona Helena Heinl and Stephen […]