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Japan plans 130-petaflop China-beating number-crunching supercomputer

Argonne National Laboratory Japan is reportedly planning to build a 130-petaflop supercomputer costing $173 million (£131 million) that is due for completion next year. Satoshi Sekiguchi, a director-general at Japan's ‎National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, where the computer will be built, told Reuters: "As far as we...

Fri Nov 25, 2016 22:47
No Man’s Sky devs end months of silence, announce Foundation Update

Enlarge / Still looking for a dinosaur that looks anything as cool as this one from a No Man's Sky promotional image. Hello Games Two months of silence from the makers of No Man's Sky ended on Friday with news that the game would finally receive a substantial update "this week." "We’re calling it The Foundation Update, because we have added the...

Fri Nov 25, 2016 20:46
The Tempest review: Real-time digital avatar brews storm in a teacup

Intel Corporation The Tempest is on at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, England and runs until January 21. It will transfer to London's Barbican Theatre in the summer of 2017. Tickets are on sale now. On paper, the idea of bringing William Shakespeare's The Tempest into the 21st century by using live-action performance capture...

Fri Nov 25, 2016 20:16
Locky ransomware uses decoy image files to ambush Facebook, LinkedIn accounts

Aurich Lawson A low-tech but cunning malware program is worrying security researchers after it started spreading rapidly in the past week through a new attack vector: by forcibly exploiting vulnerabilities in Facebook and LinkedIn. According to the Israeli security firm Check Point, security flaws in the two social networks allow a maliciously...

Fri Nov 25, 2016 18:45
Cyber college for wannabe codebreakers planned at UK’s iconic Bletchley Park

Enlarge / Block G is one of the largest wartime structures at the site. Qufaro Bletchley Park—the home of codebreakers whose pioneering work helped Britain and its allies win the Second World War—could be the site for a College of National Security, with plans for it to open in 2018. The new sixth-form boarding school will, we're told, be run...

Fri Nov 25, 2016 17:46
Covering coasts with concrete: Japan looks to Tetrapods to battle elements

Enlarge / Those giant jacks aren't merely artistic. Sarah Baird SENDAI, Japan—It’s a blustery day and I’m standing on a giant concrete seawall, staring over the water. The seawall, as you might imagine, is a tall, sloped structure intended to keep the sea and the land somewhat apart. It stops the waves from beating down on the shore, whether...

Fri Nov 25, 2016 15:46

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