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Hackers could get even nastier in 2018 – researchers

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – After a year marked by devastating cyber attacks and breaches, online attackers are expected to become even more destructive in 2018, security researchers said Wednesday, November 29. A report by the security firm McAfee said the ransomware outbreaks of 2017 offer just a taste of what's to come ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerNov 29th, 2017

NASA’s first mission to the star set for 2018 – CNN News

Wearing a nearly 5-inch coat of carbon-composite solar shields, NASA's Parker Solar Probe will explore the sun's atmosphere in a mission that begins in the summer of 2018. It's not a journey that any human can make, so NASA is sending a roughly 10-foot-high probe on the historic mission that will put it closer to the sun than any spacecraft has ever reached before. The probe will have to withstand heat and radiation never before experienced by any spacecraft, but the specially designed mission will also address questions that couldn't be answered before. Understanding the sun in greater detail can also shed light on Earth and its place in the solar system, researchers said. This is NASA's first mission to the sun and its outermost atmosphere, called the corona. On Wednesday, the craft &'8212; initially called the Solar Probe Plus &'8212; was renamed the Parker Solar Probe in honor of astrophysicist Eugene Parker. &'8220;This is the first time NASA has named a spacecraft for a living individual,&'8221; said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for the agency's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. &'8220;It's a testament to the importance of his body of work, founding a new field of science that also inspired my own research and many important science questions NASA continues to study and further understand every day. I'm very excited to be personally involved honoring a great man and his unprecedented legacy.&'8221; Parker published research predicting the existence of solar wind in 1958, when he was a young professor at the University of Chicago's Enrico Fermi institute. At the time, astronomers believed that the space between planets was a vacuum. Parker's first paper was rejected, but it was saved by a colleague, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, an astrophysicist who would be awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize for Physics. Less than two years after Parker's paper was published, his theory of solar wind was confirmed by satellite observations. His work revolutionized our understanding of the sun and interplanetary space. Parker is now the S. Chandrasekhar Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago. Zurbuchen and Nicola Fox, the mission project scientist for Parker Solar Probe, also presented Parker with the first scale model of the probe and NASA's distinguished public service medal. &'8220;I'm greatly honored to be associated with such a heroic scientific space mission,&'8221; Parker said. The Parker Solar Probe will carry a chip with photos of Parker and his revolutionary paper, as well as a plate carrying whatever inscription Parker wishes to provide &'8212; his message to the sun. The probe will eventually orbit within 3.7 million miles of the sun's surface. The observations and data could provide insight about the physics of stars, change what we know about the mysterious corona, increase understanding of solar wind and help improve forecasting of major space weather events. Those events can impact satellites and astronauts as well as the Earth &'8212; including the power grid and radiation exposure on airline flights, NASA said. The mission's objectives include &'8220;tracing the flow of energy that heats and accelerates the sun's corona and solar wind, determining the structure and dynamics of the plasma and magnetic fields at the sources of the solar wind and explore mechanisms that accelerate and transport energetic particles.&'8221; &'8220;We've been inside the orbit of Mercury and done amazing things, but until you go and touch the sun, you can't answer these questions,&'8221; Fox said. &'8220;Why has it taken us 60 years? The materials didn't exist to allow us to do it. We had to make a heat shield, and we love it. Something that can withstand the extreme hot and cold temperature shifts of its 24 orbits is revolutionary.&'8221; Solar wind is the flow of charged gases from the sun that is present in most of the solar system. That wind screams past Earth at a million miles per hour, and disturbances of the solar wind cause disruptive space weather that impacts our planet. Space weather may not sound like something that concerns Earth, but surveys by the National Academy of Sciences have estimated that a solar event without warning could cause $2 trillion in damage in the United States and leave parts of the country without power for a year. In order to reach an orbit around the sun, the Parker Solar Probe will take seven flybys of Venus that will essentially give the probe a gravity assist, shrinking its orbit around the sun over the course of nearly seven years. The probe will eventually be closer to the sun than Mercury. It will be close enough to watch solar wind whip up from subsonic to supersonic. When closest to the sun, the probe's 4½-inch-thick carbon-composite solar shields will have to withstand temperatures close to 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit. Due to its design, the inside of the spacecraft and its instruments will remain at a comfortable room temperature. The probe will reach a speed of 450,000 mph around the sun. On Earth, this speed would enable someone to get from Philadelphia to Washington in one second, the agency said. The mission will also pass through the origin of the solar particles with the highest energy. The mission is scheduled to end in June 2025. &'8220;The solar probe is going to a region of space that has never been explored before,&'8221; Parker said. &'8220;It's very exciting that we'll finally get a look. One would like to have some more detailed measurements of [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2017

Researchers: Russia-linked hackers targeted Macron campaign

PARIS — Researchers with the Japanese anti-virus firm Trend Micro say the campaign of French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron has been targeted by R.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

LIST: Schedule of Sinulog 2018 activities

MANILA, Philippines — Cebu's grandest Sinulog Festival is jam-.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News60 min. ago

Catriona Gray emerges as frontrunner in Bb Pilipinas 2018 pageant

The Fil-Aussie model and Miss World Philippines 2016 topped the first Hot Picks ranking of pageant analysis site Missosology......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated News1 hr. 12 min. ago

Over 3,800 runners participated in the 2018 Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) Bull…

Over 3,800 runners participated in the 2018 Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) Bull Run which featured 25K, 21K, 10K, and 5K race divisions, with the purpose of becoming physically fit and financially healthy. #2018PSEBullRun2018 #FittoInvest #BeFullyInForm Source link: Over 3,800 runners participated in the 2018 Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) Bull….....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News1 hr. 59 min. ago

Nancy: Implement Local Gov t Code first before Federalism

January 19, 2018. Senator Nancy Binay said lawmakers should first look at how to properly implement the Local Government Code before considering amending the constitution and shifting to a federal form of government. In an interview in Cebu, Binay said issues like decentralization and strengthening local autonomy… Source link link: Nancy: Implement Local Gov't Code first before Federalism.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News1 hr. 59 min. ago

ARMM starts survey for free land titling in Maguindanao

Cotabato City (January 19, 2018) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DENR-ARMM) has started to survey lands in preparation for free distribution of land titles in conflict-affected towns in Maguindanao. The survey is also an important tool in settling land disputes in the province. The P42-million […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated News4 hr. 59 min. ago

Xavier Ateneo offers full scholarships with 10K allowance to top 25 incoming freshmen

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan, under its expanded financial aid program, has offered academic scholarships with book and uniform allowance to the top 25 of its 3,440 qualified college admission applicants for the forthcoming academic year 2018-2019. Named the “Xavier Ateneo President’s Scholars,” each of the 25 recipients is eligible to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated News4 hr. 59 min. ago

LOOK: ‘That Thing Called Tadhana’ stars Angelica Panganiban, JM de Guzman reunite with friends

Together again with Anthony "that thing called nag tanda na" A post shared by Angelica Panganiban (@iamangelicap) on Jan 19, 2018 at 3:33am PST "Tadhana" part two? Almost three years after the success of their movie "That Thing Called Tadhana," Angelica Panganiban and JM De Guzman caught up with each other for a night out with several other friends. On Instagram, Panganiban, who played Mace, reunited with her Anthony and said with delight that they were "together again." Putting a spin on the movie title, the actress wrote "That Thing Called Nagtanda Na." In this photo posted by De Guzman, other notable faces such as Glaiza de Castro, Ketchup Eusebio, Janus del...Keep on reading: LOOK: ‘That Thing Called Tadhana’ stars Angelica Panganiban, JM de Guzman reunite with friends.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News5 hr. 46 min. ago

Cayetano dares HRW: Show proof 12,000 were killed in PH drug war

  Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano has dared NewYork-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) to prove that about 12,000 persons werekilled in the government's war on drugs. HRW, in its "World Report 2018" releasedon Thursday, claimed that the death toll inthe government's drug war has reached more than 12,000, whom they said weremostly from the urban poor. In its report, HRW cited "credible media reports" as its basis in coming up with thenumber. READ: 'Duterte plunged PH into worst human rights crisis since Marcos'--HRW "Human Rights Watch has politicized the issue for its own gain and has not done anyreal research, study or investigation ...Keep on reading: Cayetano dares HRW: Show proof 12,000 were killed in PH drug war.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News5 hr. 46 min. ago

'KicksStalker: Levi’s Jordan IV is classic rock and rap combined

Back in the 80s when rumors started swirling about music moguls wanting a collaboration of rap and heavy metal music, some skeptics raised their eyebrows saying that would be impossible. But it came about. Hence, the birth of the rap-rock music that was trail blazed by the song "Walk this Way" by Aerosmith and the rap group Run-DMC. The song's MTV and album were a smash hit back then. So, they say it can be done! Just like the recent decision of the classic denim brand Levi's, allowing itself to collaborate with the Jordan brand of shoes. This results in the release of the new Levi's X Air Jordan IV, which had been made available globally, and simultaneously, on January 17, 2018...Keep on reading: #KicksStalker: Levi’s Jordan IV is classic rock and rap combined.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News5 hr. 46 min. ago

WATCH: Alyssa Valdez ready to play, learn alongside “champions” Gumabao, Gohing

Filipino volleyball superstar Alyssa Valdez can’t wait to play with the Creamline Cool Smashers’ newest additions, opposite spiker Michele Gumabao, and libero Melissa Gohing. In an exclusive video interview with ABS-CBN Sports, Valdez revealed that playing with the veteran duo of Gumabao and Gohing, a tandem she used to play against, is an enticing idea, as they can add experience and a winning mentality to a stacked team that has star setter Jia Morado. “Sobrang nakakaexcite at the same time siyempre parang bago samin lahat kasi sabi mo nga, first time ko magiging teammates yung dalawang MG na very well-known sa UAAP also and sa ibang professional league, commercial league sa natin dito sa Pilipinas,” Valdez said. “I’m really excited to team up with them kasi alam natin yung talent and alam natin din talaga yung madadala nila sa team namin,” she continued. Valdez is quick to ensure fans, however, that even with the bevy of go-to stars now on the stacked team, everyone in the squad still has equal footing, and should learn from one another to be successful in the PVL. “Pinaniniwalaan ko talaga na everyone is really equal inside and outside of the court and marami rin experiences si Michele and Mel na siyempre hindi ko rin napagdaanan, and sila lang din nakakaalam kung pano,” Valdez said. “We’re really happy na sana, matutunan namin and makuha namin yung madaming learnings also from them,” she continued. Valdez touches upon Morado and Gohing's pivotral roles on the team, Gumabao's championship experience, and more in the FULL VIDEO below:  The inclusion of Gumabao and Gohing creates an interesting mix, as they will team up with Valdez and another former Ateneo star in setter Jia Morado in Creamline. #PVLonABSCBN pic.twitter.com/yF0lBai4ip — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) January 20, 2018.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News10 hr. 12 min. ago

SciTech wRap for January 20, 2018

Welcome to another installment of the SciTech wRap, your weekly roundup of big science and technology articles for the past week. Fans of eSports will likely have mixed feelings about the new Games and Amusements Board (GAB) rulings requiring eSports players to submit to the same type of testing as professional ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News10 hr. 59 min. ago

PSTMO pledges aid to deceased traffic aide

THE Iloilo City Public Safety and Transportation and Management Office (PSTMO) pledged assistance to a traffic enforcer who died of cardiac arrest on Jan. 18, 2018. “We communicated with the family of our colleague, and we are now checking what assistance available we can provide him, including his insurance,” said PSTMO head Jeck Conlu. Conlu […] The post PSTMO pledges aid to deceased traffic aide appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News14 hr. 12 min. ago

14 rifle grenades surrendered for cash

FOURTEEN rifle grenades were turned over to Jaro Police Station in Iloilo City on Jan 19, 2018 as part of the ongoing campaign to curb deadly weapons and explosives. Three owners, whose identities were withheld for security reasons, voluntarily surrendered the explosives to the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO)’s “May Kwarta sa Granada” program. Senior […] The post 14 rifle grenades surrendered for cash appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News14 hr. 12 min. ago

Dinagyang Arts Festival combines the old and new

By: Isabella Marie A. Zerrudo DINAGYANG is a fusion of religious and cultural facets, an amalgam of traditional and modern, and this year’s Dinagyang Art Festival at SM City Iloilo last Jan 18, 2018 showcased these aspects of the festival. The annual dance contest was flooded with colors and cadence as 75 students from different schools […] The post Dinagyang Arts Festival combines the old and new appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News14 hr. 12 min. ago

‘Bring parents, guardians to Dinagyang practice’

MINORS who are members of Dinagyang tribes can bring their parents or legal guardian to their practice so they won’t risk apprehension for violating the 10 p.m. curfew, especially that the Dinagyang Festival highlights on Jan 27-28, 2018 near. “There is a very simple solution to tribes that want to practice beyond the 10 p.m. […] The post ‘Bring parents, guardians to Dinagyang practice’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News14 hr. 12 min. ago

De Lima: Mensahe ng pakikiisa sa 'Black Friday Protest' ng National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP)

January 19, 2018. Maraming salamat sa lahat ng narito ngayon, at sa lahat ng mga kababayan nating nakikiisa sa ating ipinaglalaban–ang pagsusulong ng malayang pamamahayag at pagtatanggol ng ating mga karapatan mula sa abusado at diktador na gobyerno......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News14 hr. 33 min. ago

Maine ambassador ng sikat na international brand

Sa Twitter lumabas ang hashtag na #MaineForMac. May pics naman si Maine Mendoza na may mga kasamang foreigner. Ang international brand ng cosmetics kaya ang sinasabing nakakakilabot na mangyayari sa career ni Maine ngayong 2018? Ayon naglalabasan sa social media, si Maine ang kinuhang brand ambassador na ang sabi nga ay magkakaroon siya ng sariling… link: Maine ambassador ng sikat na international brand.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News14 hr. 33 min. ago

Best we can do is give it a chance

For the first payroll period of 2018, the employees at the office grinned with pleasure at their reduced or absence of personal income tax as Republic Act 10.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated News16 hr. 33 min. ago