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Researchers Are Now Close To “Quantum Encrypted Internet”

Fundamentally proven security systems are important, in fact, they are almost the need of the hour as the hackers are becoming advanced by the tick of the clock. The rise of quantum computing would give them more power to crack open the existing encryption systems.

So, quantum encryption is now a part of geek-talks across the world, although, it first came to fruition in 1984. Recently, we told you about China readying their quantum messaging service. But the hard truth is that the current implementations of quantum key distribution come at the price of speed, downplaying themselves in front of traditional encryption techniques. If we talk about the “quantum internet,” a user can’t even perform basic things like video streaming.

Now, it appears that it might become a thing of the past. The researchers at the Duke University have found a way to compensate that speed limitation, putting more data in every photon. By altering the release time of photons, the researchers can encode 2 bits of data in every photon, exceeding the earlier limit of 1 bit. The changes happening with the photon are detected using high-speed photon detectors.

Quantum encryption setup
Image: An experimental setup.

Thus, their quantum key generation techniques deliver tight encryption without throttling the speed. The best part about quantum encryption: even if someone tries to peak at the data in transit, he can’t even do so without leaving easily traceable errors.

However, getting quantum encryption to the commercial market is still far than it seems. But all the required components, except the single-photon detector, are currently available. The setup would be big, possibly with the size of a desktop computer. The researchers say that their system is also scalable to “free-space quantum channels” or over-the-air.

Elon Musk Launches All-Electric Tesla Semi Truck And “Fastest Production Car” Roadster 2

After much anticipation, Elon Musk unveiled Tesla’s new electric semi truck in Hawthorne in an invite-only event.

Aptly named Tesla Semi, this truck accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in five seconds. With 80K lbs load, which is also its maximum capacity, it’ll be able to touch the same mark in twenty seconds. Talking about the range, it can go 500 miles at highway speed.

According to Tesla, the truck beats the traditional diesel rivals when it comes to handling and responsiveness. It can also cover more distance in same time span. Tesla Semi’s significant strength lies in the no need for shifting of gears with regenerative braking.

  • Acceleration 0-60 mph with 80k lbs: 20 sec
  • Speed up a 5% Grade: 65 mph
  • Mile Range: 300 or 500 miles
  • Powertrain: 4 Independent Motors on Rear Axles
  • Energy Consumption” Less than 2 kWh / mile
  • Fuel Savings: $200,000+

The company claims that Semi is the safest truck ever, thanks to advanced Autopilot, a centered driver position, and low center of gravity. The cost of ownership of this vehicle is also about half of the traditional trucks.

roadster 2

As a surprise launch during the event, Musk showed off the new version of Roadster sports car.

This convertible has four seats. In this car, you can go from 0 to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds, which means a quarter mile in 8.9 seconds. While Elon Musk didn’t confirm the top speed, he hinted that it’s somewhere above 250 mph.

During the unveiling, he called Roadster 2 a “smackdown” to the fossil-fuel loving auto industry.

It packs a 200kwh battery pack that provides a 620-mile/1,000km range. As per Musk claims, one can drive from Los Angeles to San Fransisco, and back, without recharging.

Charge Your Phone In Just 12 Minutes With Samsung’s “Graphene Ball” Battery

Advanced batteries, like the ones capable of fueling an electric car in just 5 minutes, have only been a part of demonstrations. Traditional lithium-ion batteries have reached their limit of their charge-holding capacities which has led to numerous efforts to improve the capacity, reliability and charging speed of batteries that power our devices.

Samsung is also working on their own tech to produce batteries for devices that could charge up to five times faster than conventional alternatives.

The researchers at the SAIT (Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology) have synthesized a highly conductive material called graphene into 3D popcorn-like “graphene balls” using Silica (SiO2).

Graphene Ball Battery

The development was conducted in collaboration with Samsung SDI and School of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Seoul National University. The researchers have filed applications for graphene ball technology patent in the US and Korea.

Graphene balls, the new material created out of the process, can increase the capacity of a battery by up to 45% than a traditional Li-ion battery. Researchers have used these balls for both anode protective layer and cathode materials in Li-ion batteries. So, it’s an improved version of Li-ion cells, instead of being an entirely a new thing.

Theoretically, a graphene ball-based battery could be charged in 12 minutes. Currently, even with fast charging, it takes around an hour to fully charge a smartphone.

An advantage provided by the graphene ball battery is its ability to maintain a constant temperature of 60-degree Celcius. It is a crucial requirement for the functioning of self-driving vehicles. So, the application of the battery could include self-driving cars, in addition to smartphones and other mobile devices.

The paper titled “Graphene balls for lithium rechargeable batteries with fast charging and high volumetric energy densities” has been published in Nature Communications. You can read it using this link.

This Rare Mineral Can Make Our Internet 1,000 Times Faster

Humans have always wanted blazing fast internet. So, what’s that thing that could give what we desire? Probably, it’s something from the past rather than from the future.

A rare mineral, first discovered in Urals Mountains of Russia in 1839 by Lev Prevoski, has excited scientists by exhibiting properties that could be exploited to make our internet around a lot faster than today.

Known as Perovskite, the Calcium Titanium Oxide (CaTiO3) mineral has a crystal structure (including many different cations) which could be modified as per requirements. The mineral exists in Earth’s mantle in Arkansas, Urals, Switzerland, Sweden, and Germany where it has different compositions.

Earlier in 2009, it was discovered that Perovskite could also act as a nature-made photovoltaic cell by absorbing sunlight and converting it into electricity. So, experiments are being done to create solar cells using the mineral.

Now, the scientists have found that the mineral can use the terahertz (THz) spectrum for data transfer. Their system which can transfer data using a halogen lamp over terahertz band (frequency range 300-3,000 GHz) includes a particular composition of Perovskite deposited as thin layers on silicon wafers.

When the light passes through Perovskite, the scientists can stuff data in the THz waves. They also found that they can change the color of the light to modulate THz waves at different frequencies at the same time. Thus, by using multiple different-colored halogen lamps, they can send multiple data streams that are 1,000 times faster.

The research was published earlier this month in Nature Communications. Developments like this look promising, and they would open new technology horizons. But, according to the scientists, we shouldn’t expect anything commercial within the next decade.

Recover Your Lost Data Using MobiKin Doctor for Android

While Apple keeps getting the majority of profit share of the smartphone market, Android smartphones continue to enjoy an unparalleled popularity among the masses due to their user-friendliness and cheaper price. For about half the price of an iPhone, you can grab an Android flagship and enjoy top-notch specifications.

Due to this popularity, Android has become one of most popular operating systems in the world. There are numerous tools available on the web that promise to provide the best phone management but only a few of them turn out to be useful; such is the case of recovery tools that help you get your lost data back. The lost data being talked about here could be due to a faulty upgrade, malware, physical damage, water damage, etc. To help you out, here I’m going to tell you about MobiKin Doctor for Android.

This tool helps you in the time of emergency when you need to get back important documents. Mentioned below are seven types of data that can be recovered by this tool:

  • Contacts
  • Messages
  • Call Logs
  • Photos
  • Videos
  • Audio
  • Documents

Talking about the supported devices, MobiKin lets you recover data from all popular brands like Samsung, Motorola, HTC, LG, Google, Sony, Huawei, Asus, etc. The same is true for Android versions. The tool performs a deep scanning of the device’s internal memory and SD card for performing the recovery. You have the option to get back contacts, call logs, and SMS in HTML format. One should note that root access is needed for performing these actions. In case of files like media and document, root access isn’t required and the files are preserved in original format.

Use Mobikin Doctor for Android for recovery

You can go ahead and download Mobikin Doctor for Android by clicking on the download button given below. The setup isn’t large in size and it just takes a few moments to complete the download. After that, perform the installation like any other regular software and open the program.

MobiKin Doctor For Android

To start the recovery process, you need to first connect your Android device to your computer using the USB cable. Before attempting to connect, make sure that USB debugging is enabled on your phone. Once you’ve done that, connect your device and you should be able to see the device information in the program window. In my case, you can see the device name ASUS_Z012D, model number, serial number, charging level, etc.

mobikin android recovery add phone

Below the device information, you’ll see different types of data listed that you can recover. By default, all types of data is selected. You need to choose as per your requirement and proceed with the recovery process.

mobikin android recovery 1

After selecting the type of data that needs to be recovered, simply press the Next button. It’ll start the scanning process to find out which files have been deleted and which can be recovered. Depending on the amount of stored data on your Android smartphone and the number of deleted files, the time of scanning might vary.

Once the scan is completed, all the deleted files are listed in a new window. As you’re seeing in the picture shown below, the list of file types is in the left pane. Once you click on a file type, data of the same is displayed in the right. You also get to see the preview of the file, which helps in making the right choice during the recovery process.

mobikin android recovery 2

After analyzing the deleted files and choosing the ones that need to be recovered, you need to proceed with the Recover option. It’ll prompt you to specify the recovery location on your computer. After selecting a location, you can complete the process and get back your precious data.

mobikin android recovery 3

Apart from getting back the lost data from the Android internal memory, you can also do the same for SD card. To do so, you need to select the Android SD Card Recovery option from the top tap in the application and proceed with the options.

mobikin android recovery sd card

Overall, if you’re looking for a simple way to recover your deleted data like messages, contacts, photos, etc., from your Android device, you can use Mobikin Doctor for Android. You can visit their website to get the free trial or buy the full version for $49.95.

Killer robots are almost a reality and need to be banned, warns leading AI scientist

The technology to create killer robots is already here and needs to be banned, a leading artificial intelligence scientist has warned. Stuart Russell, a professor of computer science at Berkeley University, California, said “allowing machines to choose to kill humans” would be “devastating” for world peace and security.

The professor, who has worked in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) for more than 35 years, also warned that the window to ban lethal robots was “closing fast”.

His warning comes as campaigners are making the case at the United Nations (UN) this week for a global prohibition on lethal autonomous weapons systems.

Yesterday the pressure group, the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, showed a short film it produced to a meeting of countries participating in the Convention on Conventional Weapons, which painted a dystopian scenario based on existing technologies.

The video, entitled ‘Slaughterbots’, starts with an enthusiastic CEO on stage unveiling a new product to an excited crowd. Instead of a new smartphone of consumer tech innovation, he reveals a miniturised drone that uses facial recognition to identify its target before administering a small yet lethal explosive blast to the skull.

The nameless CEO boasts: “A $25 million order now buys this, enough to kill half a city – the bad half. Nuclear is obsolete, take out your entire enemy virtually risk-free. Just characterise him, release the swarm and rest easy.”

However the film shows the weapons quickly falling into the hands of terrorists who use them to slaughter politicians and a classroom of students.

Professor Russell said: “This short film is more than just speculation, it shows the results of integrating and minturising technologies that we already have.

“[AI’s] potential to benefit humanity is enormous, even in defence. But allowing machines to choose to kill humans will be devastating to our security and freedom – thousands of my fellow researchers agree.

“We have an opportunity to prevent the future you just saw, but the window to act is closing fast”.

More than 70 countries participating in the Convention on Conventional Weapons have been meeting in Geneva this week to discuss a potential worldwide ban on lethal robots.

The convention has already prohibited weapons such as blinding lasers before they were widely acquired or used.

Autonomous weapons that have a degree of human control, such as drones, are already used by the militaries of advanced countries such as the UK, US, Israel and China.

The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots is arguing that modern low-cost sensors and recent advances in artificial intelligence have made it possible to design a weapons system that could attack and kill without human control.

Jody Williams, a 1997 Nobel Peace Laureate and co-founder of the campaign, said: “To avoid a future where machines select and attack targets without further human intervention, countries must draw the line against unchecked autonomy in weapon systems.

“With adequate political will, governments can negotiate an international treaty and ban killer robots—fully autonomous weapons— within two years time.”

The pressure group’s concerns echo those voiced by technology billionaire, Elon Musk, earlier this year.

In July the entrepreneur behind companies such as Tesla and SpaceX described AI as the “biggest risk we face as a civilisation” and warned that it needed to be regulated before “people see robots go down the street killing people”.

Cuba Found A Cancer Vaccine! More Than Four Thousand People Have Already Been Cured By It

Here’s the bottom line, the for-profit cancer industry has been lying to us.

Let me first say that most medical professionals have rock solid integrity and truly care about people over profits. However, we can’t ignore the inherent dark side of our current state of for-profit health care.

The truth is, some cancer doctors like the criminal oncologist Dr. Farid Fata falsely diagnosed people with cancer to make money off “treating” them with deadly chemicals known as “chemotherapy.”

Dr. Fata, who worked out of a state-of-the-art cancer center in Detroit, is now a convicted felon.

But there are more criminals working inside the cancer industry: Oncologists, cancer surgeons, breast cancer specialists, and mammography con artists.

Their goal is to scare you with a false positive diagnosis, then convince you to undergo surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy that you don’t even need!

Here’s the bottom line, the for-profit cancer industry has been lying to us.

Let me first say that most medical professionals have rock solid integrity and truly care about people over profits. However, we can’t ignore the inherent dark side of our current state of for-profit health care.

The truth is, some cancer doctors like the criminal oncologist Dr. Farid Fata falsely diagnosed people with cancer to make money off “treating” them with deadly chemicals known as “chemotherapy.”

Dr. Fata, who worked out of a state-of-the-art cancer center in Detroit, is now a convicted felon.

But there are more criminals working inside the cancer industry: Oncologists, cancer surgeons, breast cancer specialists, and mammography con artists.

Their goal is to scare you with a false positive diagnosis, then convince you to undergo surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy that you don’t even need!

Cuba has long been known for its high-quality cigars, and lung cancer is a major public health problem and the fourth-leading cause of death in the country.

A 2007 study of patients with stages IIIB and IV lung cancer, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, confirmed the safety of the CimaVax and showed an increase in tumor-reducing antibody production in more than half of cases.

It proved particularly effective for increased survival if the study participant was younger than 60.

So far, 5,000 patients worldwide have been treated with CimaVax, including 1,000 patients in Cuba.

Lee said the latest Cuban study of 405 patients, which has not yet been published, confirms earlier findings about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine.

What’s more, the shot is cheap — each costs the Cuban government just $1, Wired reported. Studies have found there are no significant side effects.

“We think it may be an effective way to prevent cancer from developing or recurring, so that’s where a lot of our team’s excitement comes in,” Lee said.

“There’s good reason to believe that this vaccine may be effective in both treating and preventing several types of cancer, including not only lung but breast, colorectal, head-and-neck, prostate and ovarian cancers, so the potential positive impact of this approach could be enormous.”

How it works

CimaVax induces people to build antibodies against a certain growth factor that cancer cells make. For people who already have lung cancer, this response results in the body actually getting rid of the cancer cells.

And for people who are currently healthy but at high risk for lung cancer — say, a lung cancer patient in remission — the treatment acts as a vaccine to prevent future relapse.

Johnson envisions that it could one day be a standard preventive vaccine that a person gets in childhood, much like the way we get vaccinated against polio, measles, mumps and rubella.

In addition to CimaVax, Roswell Park scientists are also reviewing other vaccine approaches from researchers at Cuba’s Center of Molecular Immunology (where CimaVax was invented) that could one day help patients overcome brain and pancreas cancer, as well as blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma.

While they aren’t as far along as CimaVax, Johnson said she is excited for the possibility these other treatments hold.

“They are a very innovative group of scientists, and they have vaccines and drugs that we think could play a very significant role in our fight against cancer,” she said. “We’re delighted to be working with them and we hope very soon that we can start our trial on CimaVax — hopefully the first of many clinical trials to be done with some of these Cuban vaccine approaches.”

To be clear, the CimaVax doesn’t cure cancer. It’s a therapeutic vaccine that works by targeting the tumor itself, specifically going after the proteins that allow a tumor to keep growing. (And as PBS points out, a person can’t just take a shot of CimaVax and continue to smoke without fear of lung cancer.)

“We hope to determine in the next few years whether giving CimaVax to patients who’ve had a lung cancer removed, or maybe even to people at high risk of developing lung or head-and-neck cancers because of a history of heavy smoking, may be beneficial and may spare those people from having a cancer diagnosis or recurrence,” Lee said.

What needs to happen first

Roswell Park faces many bureaucratic hurdles before clinical trials for CimaVax actually begin.

Because an embargo on Cuba is still in effect, Roswell Park had to apply for a license from the Office of Foreign Assets Control at the Treasury Department to bring CimaVax into the U.S. The license allows them to use it for lab research, but not to give it out to patients, Johnson explained.

Then, in order to start testing CimaVax on Americans, Roswell Park has to get approval for a trial from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Currently, Roswell Park and the FDA are communicating about the design of the trial, Johnson said.

Once the FDA signs off, Johnson has to submit the project to Roswell Park’s Scientific Review Committee to evaluate its scientific merit, as well as their Institutional Review Board, a body that evaluates the ethical aspects of any medical research involving human subjects.

These two final processes alone can take months to complete, Johnson said, and she hopes to start on Phase 1 and II clinical trials, which assess the effectiveness and safety of a drug, sometime in 2016.

The entire process, from start to finish, can take years to complete — even when the experimental drug was invented in the U.S.

To that end, the United States is currently at work developing two lung cancer vaccines of its own, GVAX and BLP 25, though neither has been studied for as long as CimaVax.

Cuba’s public health record

How does a tiny island nation with limited economic resources pioneer a powerhouse cancer vaccine? “They’ve had to do more with less,” Johnson told Wired in May. “So they’ve had to be even more innovative with how they approach things. For over 40 years, they have had a preeminent immunology community.”

Despite decades of economic problems and the U.S. trade embargo, Cuba has been a model of public health.

According the New York Times, life expectancy for Cubans is 79 years, on par with the United States, despite the fact that its economy per person is eight times smaller.

While many drugs and even anesthesia have been hard to come by over the years, Cuba has one of the best doctor to patient ratios in the world. Moreover, the Cuban government’s investment in primary care for residents and preventative health measures like public education, housing and nutrition have paid huge dividends in the health of citizens, especially relative to similarly poor countries.

Looking forward, ongoing research collaborations between the two nations are almost certainly on the horizon as relations between Cuba and the U.S. continue to thaw.

For now, Lee says the researchers at Roswell Park have their eyes trained on about 20 cancer treatment and prevention technologies in Cuba — including another lung cancer vaccine called racotumomab that the group hopes to study in clinical trials at Roswell.

HOW TO GET THE VACCINE AND HOW CAN YOU CONTACT EXPERTS FROM CUBA?!

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Scientists suggest new theory behind the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle

The mystery of the Bermuda Triangle may finally have been solved by a group of satellite meteorologists.

For decades, a series of disappearances within the 500,000km square area between Miami, Puerto Rico and Bermuda has remained unexplained and dismissed as coincidental by many.

The triangle is said to be responsible for the loss of at least 1,000 lives along with some 75 planes and hundreds of ships within the past 100 years.

Scientists have now claimed that hexagonal clouds creating “air-bombs” with winds of up to 170mph could be responsible for hundreds of unsolved incidents at sea.

The storms are said to be so powerful that ships and planes can be plunged into the sea in an instant.

Researchers also noted that large-scale clouds were appearing over the western tip of the island of Bermuda, ranging from 20 to 55 miles wide.

Dr Steve Miller, a satellite meteorologist at Colorado State University, told the Science Channel’s What on Earth programme: “You don’t typically see straight edges with clouds.

“Most of the time, clouds are random in their distribution.“

Using radar satellites to measure what was happening underneath the unusual clouds, the research group found sea level winds were also reaching dangerously high speeds, creating waves as high as 45ft as a result.

Metereologist Randy Cerveny said the hexagonal shapes over the ocean “are in essence air bombs”.

“They are formed by what are called microbursts and they’re blasts of air that come down out of the bottom of a cloud and then hit the ocean,” he explained.

These environmental factors “create waves that can sometimes be massive in size as they start to interact with each other.”

Claims of unusual and ‘paranormal’ occurances were made as far back as 1492, whoever, when Christopher Columbus reported seeing strange lights and compass readings.

An average of four planes and 20 ships are said to go missing in the area each year.

Those ‘biological age’ tests probably can’t tell you how fast you’re aging

Don’t waste money on tests that promise to tell you how fast you’re aging, researchers say. A new study suggests that we don’t know enough about the body’s aging process for them to be useful.

Plenty of expensive tests claim that looking at your genes, a drop of blood, or other physical indicators can tell you your “biological age” — or how fast your body is physically breaking down, regardless of what the calendar says. There is evidence that these markers can give you a rough idea of how healthy your body is. In a study published this week in the American Journal of Epidemiology, scientists looked at the health data of nearly 1,000 New Zealanders, collected from birth to age 38. They analyzed 11 biological markers — including blood markers and gene changes — in the same people from ages 26 to 38. But none of these markers agreed on how fast someone was aging. And many of them weren’t good at predicting things like physical and cognitive decline, as measured by balance, grip, cognitive tests, and how old their faces looked.

People do age at different rates, but there’s no agreement on which measures really tell you the truth, the study shows. Also, aging happens at different rates in different places, according to the researchers, so you might get one answer from blood markers and another from how good your balance is.

One of the most well-hyped measures of biological age involves measuring the length of the ends of DNA, called telomeres. Telomeres are like little caps on the ends of DNA strands that keep the genetic material from fraying, and they become shorter as we grow older. (Three scientists received the 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine for discovering this fact about telomeres.) But the researchers found that telomere length didn’t predict cognitive or physical decline, though it had some correlation with how old people’s faces looked (as judged by others).

The team also looked at changes at the specific places in the DNA to look for patterns that correlate with aging. The scientists measured three different DNA patterns when the participants were 26, and then again when they were 38. These patterns did show that 12 years had gone by, but, again, it didn’t predict cognitive or physical decline.

Finally, the team used algorithms to see if there was a correlation between physiological markers like lung function and heart function and biological age. They found stronger results than with telomeres or the DNA patterns, but it still wasn’t robust. So, the study concludes, those aging tests are almost certainly premature. All these markers are probably measuring something — but until we have better data, it’s better to save your $300.

The FDA has approved the first digital pill

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first digital pill for the US which tracks if patients have taken their medication. The pill called Abilify MyCite, is fitted with a tiny ingestible sensor that communicates with a patch worn by the patient — the patch then transmits medication data to a smartphone app which the patient can voluntarily upload to a database for their doctor and other authorized persons to see. Abilify is a drug that treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and is an add-on treatment for depression.

The Abilify MyCite features a sensor the size of a grain of sand made of silicon, copper, and magnesium. An electrical signal is activated when the sensor comes into contact with stomach acid — the sensor then passes through the body naturally. A patch the patient wears on their left rib cage receives the signal several minutes after the pill is ingested. The patch then sends data like the time the pill was taken and the dosage to a smartphone app over Bluetooth, and must be replaced every seven days. The patient’s doctor and up to four other people chosen by the patient, including family members, can access the information. The patient can revoke access at any time.

 

The pill comes after years of research and is a venture between Japanese pharmaceutical company Otsuka and digital medicine service Proteus Digital Health, which makes the sensor. The pill is one way to address the prevalent problem of patients not taking their medication correctly, with the IMS Institute estimating that the improper and unnecessary use of medicine cost the US healthcare sector over $200 billion in 2012. The approval also opens the door for pills that are used for other conditions beyond mental health to be digitized.

Example of a digital medicine system
Photo: Proteus Digital Health

Experts though, have expressed concerns over what the pill might mean for privacy. Some are worried that tracking pills will be a step towards punishing patients who don’t comply. Ameet Sarpatwari, an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School told The New York Times the digital pill “has the potential to improve public health. [But] if used improperly, it could foster more mistrust instead of trust.”

The Wall Street Journal reports that the FDA is anticipating a potential raft of approval requests for other digital pills. A spokesperson told the publication the FDA is planning to hire more staff with “deep understanding” of software development in relation to medical devices, and engage with entrepreneurs on new guidelines.

Otsuka hasn’t indicated how much the digitized Abilify pills will cost yet. The WSJ reports the company plans to work with some insurers in covering the digitized pills with production planned to be ramped up only if it can find willing insurers.

Correction November 16th, 11:07am ET: A previous version of this story listed additional features in the MyCite patch that were listed on the manufacturer’s website. The story has been changed to reflect the FDA-approved features.