How hackers could use smart home devices to access personal data

How hackers could use smart home devices to access personal data

The FBI issued a statement earlier this month warning consumers about smart home devices that could be vulnerable to hacks.This includes smart digital assistants, smart watches, smart refrigerators, home security devices, and gaming systems.
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Do masks prevent the spread of the coronavirus outbreak?

Do masks prevent the spread of the coronavirus outbreak?

More than 80 million masks were sold on Chinese online retailer, Taobao, on January 20 and 21 following the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus, according to the BBC.
Wuhan coronavirus contagious even during incubation period

Wuhan coronavirus contagious even during incubation period

Citing China's National Health Commission, the South China Morning Post reports that the new strain of coronavirus is contagious during its incubation period, that is before patients start showing visible symptoms.
New details emerge about Ghosn's escape

New details emerge about Ghosn's escape

On December 29, former Nissan, Renault boss Carlos Ghosn, who was under house arrest facing charges of diverting millions in company funds for his personal use, walked out of his house in Tokyo wearing a hat and a surgical mask.
Ukrainian Airlines plane crashes in Tehran, killing all aboard

Ukrainian Airlines plane crashes in Tehran, killing all aboard

TEHRAN, IRAN A Ukrainian passenger plane crashed in Iran shortly after takeoff on Wednesday, allegedly due to technical issues.
Taiwan's endangered leopard cats saved by road culverts

Taiwan's endangered leopard cats saved by road culverts

Taiwan's Miaoli County passed an ordinance to protect leopard cats by rewarding eco-friendly farming and mandating impact studies for some construction projects on December 28.
The moon lost its magnetic fields one billion years ago: study

The moon lost its magnetic fields one billion years ago: study

Billions of years ago, the ancient moon had a powerful dynamo at its core that produced a strong global magnetic field.
Mysterious virus spreads in central China

Mysterious virus spreads in central China

A mysterious strain of viral pneumonia has affected 59 people in Wuhan, China since mid-December 2019, China Daily reports. The cause of the infection has yet to be determined.
Israel introduces laser that can intercept missiles and aerial threats

Israel introduces laser that can intercept missiles and aerial threats

Israel's Defense Ministry said in a news release that it made a technological breakthrough in a defensive laser weapon that intercepts aerial threats.
Toyota unveils plans for futuristic city in Japan

Toyota unveils plans for futuristic city in Japan

Danish architectural firm Bjarke Ingels Group has been commissioned by Toyota to build a prototype futuristic city called Woven City at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan.
SpaceX launches 60 satellites into orbit

SpaceX launches 60 satellites into orbit

SpaceX launched its third batch of Starlink satellites into orbit from a U.S. Air Force base in Florida on Monday evening.Space.
Sustainable green towers constructed in central Taiwan

Sustainable green towers constructed in central Taiwan

Singaporean architectural firm WOHA has designed a sustainable, mixed-use building called Sky Green, in Taichung, Taiwan.
NASA's TESS finds its first Earth-sized planet

NASA's TESS finds its first Earth-sized planet

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or 'TESS' mission, devised to specifically find Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby stars has identified TOI 700 d as a potential candidate occupying a star's habitable zone where conditions may be jus...
Trudeau says Iranian missile fire may have shot down Ukranian Boeing 737

Trudeau says Iranian missile fire may have shot down Ukranian Boeing 737

The BBC reports that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says intelligence shows that Iran had shot down the Ukrainian passenger plane with a missile, possibly in error.According to CNN, U.K.
China identifies new coronavirus strain for Wuhan outbreak

China identifies new coronavirus strain for Wuhan outbreak

Scientists have identified a new virus as a possible cause for the mysterious pneumonia outbreak in China's Wuhan.
Philippines evacuates millions after Taal volcano spews lava with 'explosive eruption' feared

Philippines evacuates millions after Taal volcano spews lava with 'explosive eruption' feared

Philippine officials have urged a "total evacuation" of millions of people close to Manila, after a volcano spewed ash up to nine miles into the air on Sunday prompting warning of a possible "explosive eruption," CNN reports.
NASA rolls out space launch system booster for testing

NASA rolls out space launch system booster for testing

NASA rolled out the core stage of the Space Launch System "mega-rocket" from a New Orleans factory on Wednesday.
Water on Mars is disappearing faster than expected

Water on Mars is disappearing faster than expected

New research by France's National Center for Scientific Research suggests that water on Mars is evaporating faster than previously thought.
Vulnerabilities found in TikTok: Report

Vulnerabilities found in TikTok: Report

Cybersecurity firm Check Point has conducted an investigation into video-sharing app TikTok and found major vulnerabilities within the app.
Japan will expand air defenses to counter North Korean ballistic missiles: report

Japan will expand air defenses to counter North Korean ballistic missiles: report

Japan's Type-03 Air Defense System is a surface to air missile system that utilizes a truck-mounted launcher to shoot interceptor missiles, according to Missile Advocacy.
Chinese paddlefish has been declared extinct

Chinese paddlefish has been declared extinct

The Chinese paddlefish has been declared extinct due to overfishing and dams. The species was thought to be the world's largest freshwater fish with an average length of 10 feet. Some reports recorded them reaching 23 feet and weighing half a ton.
U.S. Army is retooling to fight in the Indo-Pacific Region

U.S. Army is retooling to fight in the Indo-Pacific Region

WASHINGTON The U.S. Army will deploy two task forces with the ability to fight across the information, electronic, cyber and missile domains in the Pacific to counter China.
NASA's Moon to Mars exploration program

NASA's Moon to Mars exploration program

NASA's Moon to Mars exploration program first proposed in 2015 consists of three phases.
Scientists may have explained the solar system's 'Great Divide'

Scientists may have explained the solar system's 'Great Divide'

A separation known as the Great Divide splits the rocky planets and the gas planets in our solar system.According to the latest paper published in Nature Astronomy, researchers can now explain how the divide came to exist.
New artificial trees installed in London

New artificial trees installed in London

German startup Green City Solutions has installed artificial trees called CityTrees across London to absorb urban pollution.