Server image mystery in Georgia election security case
Jul03

Server image mystery in Georgia election security case

The case of whether hackers may have tampered with elections in Georgia has taken another strange turn. Nearly two years ago, state lawyers in a closely watched election integrity lawsuit told the judge they intended to subpoena the FBI for the forensic image, or digital snapshot, the agency made of a crucial server before state election officials quietly wiped it clean. Election watchdogs want to examine the data to see if there...

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Scientists to be trapped in ice for year-long Arctic mission
Jul03

Scientists to be trapped in ice for year-long Arctic mission

Scientists from 17 nations, including the United States, Russia and China, are preparing for a yearlong mission to the central Arctic to study the impact climate change is having on the planet’s frigid far north. Mission leader Markus Rex said Wednesday that researchers plan to anchor the German icebreaker RV Polarstern to a large floe, set up camp on the ice as the sea freezes around them and conduct experiments throughout the...

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A pocket-sized reconnaissance drone is headed to Afghanistan
Jul03

A pocket-sized reconnaissance drone is headed to Afghanistan

This is a Digital Trends story. Advancing armies already deploy a range of techniques for reconnaissance missions, with more recent technology such as remotely controlled copters enabling close-up exploration of a battle zone. Such systems play a vital role in enhancing the safety of soldiers heading into potential danger, as well as those tasked with gathering the important data. One reconnaissance device that’s been gaining...

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Facebook, Instagram having issues uploading images
Jul03

Facebook, Instagram having issues uploading images

Social media users reported problems uploading photos and videos to Facebook and Instagram Wednesday. “We’re aware that some people are having trouble uploading or sending images, videos and other files on our apps,” Facebook, which owns Instagram, tweeted Wednesday afternoon. “We’re sorry for the trouble and are working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible. This is a developing story. Please...

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Scholars say Philistine genes help solve biblical mystery
Jul03

Scholars say Philistine genes help solve biblical mystery

Goliath the Greek? Human remains from an ancient cemetery in southern Israel have yielded precious bits of DNA that a new study says help prove the European origin of the Philistines — the enigmatic nemeses of the biblical Israelites. The Philistines mostly resided in five cities along the southern coast of what is today Israel and the Gaza Strip during the early Iron Age, around 3,000 years ago. In the Bible, David fought the...

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