Archive for November, 2012

How Cloud Computing is Transforming Lives

How Cloud Computing is Transforming Lives

Cloud computing is internet-based computing by which shared resources, software and other resources are provided to computers on-demand like the electricity grid. As computers became more prevalent, scientists and technologists explored ways to make large-scale computing power available to multiple users through time sharing, eliminating periods of inactivity. Because of broadband internet, the users do not always need to install…read more →

Pain free bandage developed by MIT engineers

Pain free bandage developed by MIT engineers

It?s a sight that can make even the toughest, grizzliest man cringe. If you?ve had an injury that required a bandage, you just know it?s going to sting when you take it off after a few days. Everyone has his or her own ritual, whether it?s peeling it away slowly, resulting in prolonged but tolerable discomfort, or yanking it off…read more →

15-year old hacks 259 websites in just 3 months

15-year old hacks 259 websites in just 3 months

If you?re looking for a gauge as to how good or bad web security is at the moment, look no further than the case of a 15-year-old from Austria who, over the course of 3 months, managed to hack 259 company websites and databases. The young man (boy?) was anti-social and turned to the Internet for ?praise and affirmation.? He…read more →

The 11 greatest enemies of creativity

The 11 greatest enemies of creativity

What adds to your creativity? Let us know what you would change or add to this list of creativity killers. In an increasingly knowledge-based economy, where the daily tasks required in a large number of jobs require not repetitive button-pushing but independent and complex thinking, we are often exhorted to ?be creative? or ?use some creativity.? Which would be fine,…read more →