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Software for all: How do open-source communities work?

Open-source systems are a type of software that can be freely modified and distributed. Open-source projects are at the heart of the infrastructure of our digital society, but they are susceptible to significant sustainability ...

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Opening architecture to make air travel safer and easier

Air travelers may see faster, safer security checkpoints—no need to open bags or remove liquids or shoes—thanks to the award-winning work of Sandia and their partners who have developed an open architecture for airport ...

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Smart charging can save electric vehicle drivers £110 a year and cut carbon footprint by 20%

Drivers of electric vehicles could save an average of £110 a year—and cut their carbon footprint by 20%—by using "smart charging" to power up their cars at the best possible times, a report by a research team involving ...

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What is Log4j? A cybersecurity expert explains the latest internet vulnerability, how bad it is and what's at stake

Log4Shell, an internet vulnerability that affects millions of computers, involves an obscure but nearly ubiquitous piece of software, Log4j. The software is used to record all manner of activities that go on under the hood ...

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Revolutionizing data access through new software tool: Tiled

Every time scientists study a new material for future batteries or investigate diseases to develop new drugs, they must wade through an ocean of data. Today, a whole ecosystem of scientific tools creates a wild variety of ...

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Sky's the limit for bird-banishing laser

Flocks of birds can destroy up to 25% of harvested areas, both by eating the crops and by trampling young seedlings. The BIRD RELEASE (REpelLEnt Auto-SystEm) project focused on advancing the commercialisation of the AVIX ...