Researchers have presented the first public version (v0.2) of the open-source and community-developed Python package, Astropy, that is able to provide core astronomy-related functionality to the community.
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Python is a portable, interpreted, object-oriented programming language developed and freely distributed by its developer. Python runs on many platforms, including UNIX, Windows, OS/2 and Macintosh and is used for writing TCP/IP applications. Continue reading
NASA is installing quantum computer for research (Credit: ALENGO/ISTOCKPHOTO)
NASA is installing a $15m computer that works on quantum computation and is reported to be about 3,600 times faster than the existing computers. It will also be shared by Google and other scientists from the world to study the artificial intelligence and machine learning. Continue reading
Networking bug will enable the hackers to take full control of many devices (Credit: iStockphoto/Angel Herrero De Frutos)
A widespread networking bug would harm your computer as reported by Reuters cited by Rapid7, security software maker. The bug or the defect not only harms but also gave hackers the ability to get full control of computers, webcams, printers and security systems. In fact, there is a long list of devices developed by manufacturers such as Belkin, D-Link, Cisco Systems Inc’s Linksys division and Netgear.
“This is the most pervasive bug I’ve ever seen,” said HD Moore, chief technology officer for Rapid7.
“This definitely falls into the scary category,” said Chris Wysopal, chief technology officer of security software firm Veracode, who reviewed Rapid7’s findings ahead of their publication.
According to Wysopal, Rapid7’s report has made us to think about bug fixations of the emerging technology of uPnP security. Continue reading
Scientists from Stanford Engineering’s Center for Turbulence Research (CTR) worked on the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations utilizing Sequoia supercomputer, a supercomputer at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, to understand the engine noise from supersonic jets. Computational fluid dynamics simulations required finely tuned balance of computation, memory and communication components.
It is the first time that the team of scientists has successfully pushed the CFD simulation ahead of 1 million cores.
A floor view of the newly installed Sequoia supercomputer at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. (Photo: Courtesy of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories)
Lenovo, Chinese computer manufacturer, has introduced a giant touchscreen Table PC with a 27 inch screen having 17.8 pounds of weight. It is called as IdeaCentre Horizon.
This computer can be used as an “interactive table” or as a conventional PC. This computer has been introduced by the company at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Sunday.