China’s Olympic app is a security risk, the Toronto lab says

China’s Olympic app is a security risk, the Toronto lab says

An app that participants in next month’s Beijing Olympics will have to install on their phones poses serious security risks to personal information and raises concerns about censorship due to more than 2,400 marked words, an analysis by a research laboratory in Toronto has found. The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School … Read more

Take a look at the largest and most detailed 3D map of the universe ever made

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), currently pointing toward the sky from its home in the Nicholas U. Mayall Telescope at the Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona, is tasked with mapping the expansion of space, examining dark energy and creating the most detailed 3D map of the universe that has ever been put together. … Read more

Persistence has run into a problem on Mars: Pebbles

A small pile of pebbles clogs the operations of the Perseverance Mars rover. The rover, which collects rock samples for possible return to Earth, began fighting on December 29 after extracting a core from a rock, which the mission team was nicknamed “Issole”. According to a NASA blog, the problem occurred in the device that … Read more

New breakthrough lets scientists track mysterious fast-paced radio eruptions in real time

Located in the Okanagan Valley outside Penticton, British Columbia, there is a massive radio observatory dedicated to observing cosmic radio phenomena. It’s called the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME), a cylindrical parabolic radio telescope similar to what snowboarders would call a “half-pipe”. This array is part of the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory (DRAO), overseen … Read more

Scientists have discovered a faint hint of the background hum of the universe

Ever since scientists made the first detection of gravitational waves from a pair of colliding black holes in 2015, evidence has grown that the universe should be filled with them. Every massive event – every black hole or neutron star fusion, every supernova – should have sent gravitational waves ringing beyond space-time. The combined effect … Read more

Commons Ethics Committee to examine data collection program

People line up outside an electronics store on Boxing Day in Montreal on December 26, 2021.Graham Hughes / The Canadian Press The Office of Canada’s Privacy Commissioner says the Canadian Public Health Agency did not seek their guidance until they collected location data from millions of cell phones the agency has used to analyze travel … Read more

New CDC data show serious illness very rare for vaccinated – ABC News

New CDC data show serious illness very rarely for vaccinatedABC News CDC: Vaccinated individuals are much less likely to die from COVID unless they are immunosuppressedWZTV New study shows COVID-19 vaccines reduce the risk of serious illness, death in GMAGood morning America More COVID-19 boosters would reduce hospital admissions, deaths significantly, study showsModern healthcare Serious … Read more

Do not be afraid if a COVID vaccine changes your menstrual cycle a little, study says

Women vaccinated against COVID-19 experienced a slight delay in their period of nearly a day compared to those who were unvaccinated, a U.S. government-funded study said Thursday. But the number of bleeding days was not affected, according to research conducted on nearly 4,000 individuals and published in Obstetrics and gynecology. Lead author Alison Edelman of … Read more

Astronomers discover one of the largest structures ever seen in the Milky Way

About 13.8 billion years ago, our universe was born in a massive explosion that gave rise to the first subatomic particles and the laws of physics as we know them. About 370,000 years later, hydrogen was formed, the building block of stars, which fuse hydrogen and helium into their interiors to create all the heavier … Read more