• Behind the Scenes With the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Master of Jellyfish

    There’s perhaps no creature on earth more blissfully unaware of the turmoil humanity is descending into than the jellyfish. I mean, it doesn’t even have a brain, just a simple nervous system that allows it to leisurely pulse around the oceans. Yet a few among the jellies risked getting caught up in the chaos of the Covid-19 pandemic: As the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California closed to the public, someone had to keep taking care of the jellyfish.

    That someone is jellyfish aquarist MacKenzie Bubel. She’s been working tirelessly behind the scenes—as socially-distanced from her colleagues as possible, of course—to breed and raise a range of species, from the well-known moon jelly to the comb jellies, which actually are a separate group from true jellyfish. Each species has its own dietary requirements and reproductive eccentricities, but all have one thing in common: They’re extremely delicate and extremely difficult to

  • Here’s how A.I. can mute the sounds of your noisy children during conference calls

    Most of us are getting used to working from home. In my case, I feel more relaxed and comfortable working in the solitude of my room… until I get a knock at the door or when my neighbours are talking at the top of their lungs.

    To make matters worst, sometimes these things happen when I’m in a conference call, and everyone can hear unwanted noises coming from me. The process of continuously muting our microphones when not talking can sometimes slip our minds, and that’s when people can listen to a whole orchestra of sounds.

    Lucky for us, Microsoft and Google are harnessing the power of A.I. to solve our video conference noise-pollution problems.

    Google is the first to pull the trigger. The company has already started rolling out this noise cancelling feature to G Suite users and have stated that it will release it to more users in

  • Honda pauses production and closes offices following ransomware attack

    Honda’s global operations have been hit with a ransomware attack and the Japanese automaker is still working to get everything back online. The company said Tuesday that it had to temporarily shut down some production facilities, and its customer and financial services operations are closed.

    “[T]here is no current evidence of loss of personally identifiable information,” Honda says in a statement to The Verge. “We have resumed production in most plants and are currently working toward the return to production of our auto and engine plants in Ohio.”

    The virus is thought to be what’s known as the “Snake” ransomware. This kind of attack involves a hacker encrypting a company’s files to hold them hostage, and then offering to decrypt them in exchange for money. Honda referred to it as a “major computer ransomware (virus) attack” in its internal alert system, according to a message viewed by The

  • Computer systems

    The Indonesian Journal of Biotechnology (IJBiotech) is an open entry, peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal dedicated to the publication of novel analysis in all elements of biotechnology, with particular consideration paid to the exploration and development of natural products derived from tropical—and especially Indonesian—biodiversity. They say that ‘information is energy’, and I am inclined to agree. Up to now knowledge was something with the power to free individuals. It was concentrated within the arms of universities, where it was freely taught to these with the power to study (and naturally the cash to pay any tuition fees). But at the moment we reside in the age of ‘huge information’. There are lots of kinds of malaria medication offered in pharmaceutical and chemist retailers. These medicine have been efficient and every time any fails to treatment malaria, different powerful” medication are produced to battle the disease. This has contributed to longer lives lived …