MIT’s New platform “Riverbed” is putting data privacy in the hands of users

MIT and Harvard University researchers have developed a platform, called Riverbed, that ensures that web services adhere to users’ preferences on how their data are stored and shared in the cloud.

These days, the usage of Cloud Computing is increasing very fast, as it provides many benefits like, performing large-scale computations on outsourced servers. Most of the Mobile Apps are Web Services store the personal data of the Users on remote data center servers.

Image: Chelsea Turner, MIT

These Personal data include photos, social media profiles, email addresses, and even fitness data from wearable devices. Many services are using this data in various ways. They aggregate personal data of many users available on a server to gain many insights and they use it for advertising.

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A new inexpensive material helps to Purify Water quickly using Sun light

Researchers have developed an inexpensive water purification system which can purify the water quickly by removing more than 99 percent of Bacteria only with the help of sunlight.

The development of effective and energy-efficient water disinfection technologies is extremely urgent to relieve clean water scarcity and global energy shortage. Photocatalytic disinfection is considered to be a promising approach.

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Running an LED in reverse could cool future computers

Researchers at the University of Michigan ran a light emitting diode (LED) with electrodes reversed in order to cool another device mere nanometers away.

The approach could lead to new solid-state cooling technology for future microprocessors, which will have so many transistors packed into a small space that current methods can’t remove heat quickly enough.

Image credit: Joseph Xu
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Elon Musk decides to Quit from OpenAI which developed AI that can generate Fake News

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has decided to quit from OpenAI, an Artificial Intelligence(AI) group which he co-founded in 2016.

A few days back, OpenAI has announced that they have trained an AI language model “GPT-2” to automatically generate text content based on the few lines of input sentences. People afraid that it will be mostly used for creating Fake news easily.

OpenAI has informed that they are not releasing the entire trained as it can be used for malicious purposes, including the following:

  • Generate misleading news articles
  • Impersonate others online
  • Automate the production of abusive or faked content to post on social media
  • Automate the production of spam/phishing content

A twitter tweeted this news by saying as “Elon Musk-backed AI Company Claims It Made a Text Generator That’s Too Dangerous to Release”

For that tweet, Elon musk had replied as “To clarify, I’ve not been involved closely with OpenAI for over a year & don’t have mgmt or board oversight”

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The NASA Archives: 60 Years in Space – TASCHEN releases a Photo Book with 400 Historic photos

TASCHEN is publishing a photo book with the title “The NASA Archives: 60 Years in Spacefor telling the history of 60 Years in Space with NASA.

TASCHEN is a leading art-book publisher known for its dazzling and audacious world of eye-catching coffee table books.

Featuring more than 400 historic photographs and rare concept renderings, this collection guides us through NASA’s 60-year history, from its earliest days to its current development of new space systems for the future.


Cover of the Book “The NASA Archives: 60 Years in Space”

Throughout NASA’s 60-year history, images have played a central role. Who today is not familiar with the Hubble Space Telescope’s mesmerizing views of the universe or the pin-sharp panoramas of Mars from NASA’s surface rovers? And who could forget the photographs of the first men walking on the Moon?

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