Potential new antibiotics work by disrupting bacterial membrane and summoning immune cells in animal models — ScienceDaily

A team led by scientists in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has engineered powerful new antimicrobial molecules from toxic proteins found in wasp venom. The team hopes to develop the molecules into new bacteria-killing drugs, an important advancement considering increasing numbers of antibiotic-resistant bacteria which can cause illness such as sepsis and tuberculosis.

In the study, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers altered a highly toxic small protein from a common Asian wasp species, Vespula lewisii, the Korean yellow-jacket wasp. The alterations enhanced the molecule’s ability to kill bacterial cells while greatly reducing its ability to harm human cells. In animal models, the scientists showed that this family of new antimicrobial molecules made with these alterations could protect mice from otherwise lethal bacterial infections.

There is an urgent need for new drug treatments for bacterial infections, as

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Microsoft takes down hacking network with potential to disrupt election

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Microsoft obtained a court order to disrupt the largest botnet in the world.


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This story is part of Elections 2020, CNET’s coverage of the run-up to voting in November.

A group of tech companies dismantled a powerful hacking tool used by Russian attackers just three weeks before the US presidential election. On Monday, Microsoft announced actions against Trickbot, a Russian botnet that’s infected more than a million computers since 2016 and that’s behind scores of ransomware attacks. 

Cybersecurity experts have raised concerns about ransomware attacks casting doubt on election results. While a ransomware attack wouldn’t change votes and could only lock up machines, the chaos stirred by a cyberattack could create uncertainty about the outcome of the results. 

Election officials in most states have offline backup measures in the event of a ransomware attack, but have a harder time tackling the disinformation that comes with getting hacked.

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AMD Project Quantum Possibly Revived: Potential Zen 3 And RDNA 2 Mini Gaming PC Incoming?

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Over five years ago, AMD launched the R9 Fury, R9 Nano, and showed off something called Project Quantum. Project Quantum would have been a wholly redesigned PC from AMD with its own hardware inside. As the GPUs came and went, Project Quantum went dark… until today. A Twitter user by the name @Pete_2097 discovered a patent from AMD, which was filed in February and granted last month, for the design of Project Quantum.

2015 was undoubtedly an intriguing year for computer cases. That was the year HotHardware gave away a CyberPower Trinity Xtreme PC, which had three separate chambers. AMD also had their interesting design with the Project Quantum PC. The PC was designed to be “the VR PC of the future” with a complete redesign from the ground up. It was a small form-factor device with a split chamber setup. The bottom chamber would house water-cooled components, and the

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Got $3,000? Buy These 3 Unstoppable Stocks With Multi-Bagger Potential

There’s little question that the best path to wealth generation is investing in quality stocks and holding them for years and even decades. Along the way, there is the potential to find a company that can become a “multi-bagger,” or an investment that gains several times its original value. There are a few contributing factors that can help a stock go parabolic, increasing the chances that it will become one of this rare breed of investment.

Find companies that provide a novel answer to an age-old problem, have massive secular tailwinds, or have a large addressable market, and you’ll be on the right track. In very rare instances, you can a find a company that ticks all three of those boxes, dramatically increasing the likelihood of multiplying your investment dollars many-fold. An investment in any or all of these companies will likely fit the bill.

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Cyber Command has sought to disrupt the world’s largest botnet, hoping to reduce its potential impact on the election

The effort is part of what Gen. Paul Nakasone, the head of Cyber Command, calls “persistent engagement,” or the imposition of cumulative costs on an adversary by keeping them constantly engaged. And that is a key feature of CyberCom’s activities to help protect the election against foreign threats, officials said.

“Right now, my top priority is for a safe, secure, and legitimate 2020 election,” Nakasone said in August in a set of written responses to Washington Post questions. “The Department of Defense, and Cyber Command specifically, are supporting a broader ‘whole-of-government’ approach to secure our elections.”

Trickbot is malware that can steal financial data and drop other malicious software onto infected systems. Cyber criminals have used it to install ransomware, a particularly nasty form of malware that encrypts users’ data and for which the criminals then demand payment — usually in cryptocurrency — to unlock.

Brian Krebs, who writes the

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McDermott’s Mark Lowman on the transformative potential of digital technology || Energy Digital

NORWICH, England, Oct. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The COVID-19 pandemic has awakened the energy sector to the transformative potential of digital technology. Inefficient, costly and ineffective manual processes are being overhauled, electrified and integrated into a vastly more connected way of living and working.

In our cover story this month we spoke with Mark Lowman, Vice President of Operations at McDermott, to find out how one of Oil and Gas’ most successful companies is navigating the change.

“When I started, digitalisation was in its infancy in the industry,” he explains. “McDermott was still working in the same way it always had with adequate systems and processes while not fully understanding the benefits of digitalisation. We have created our Digital and Project Innovation Group who are supported by resources across the organisation. This allows us to educate our employees and the leadership as we prepare to evolve to a

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Where To Hire The Best Remote Writers To Maximize Your Business’ Potential

If your business relies heavily on its online reputation and following, you know how important credibility and substance are to your business’s success. That’s why hiring a remote professional writer can be a big help in conveying your message, boosting your company’s online authority and overall presence. 

Remote work has seen a boom following the pandemic so finding professional writers shouldn’t be too hard. If you do have the financial flexibility to do so, then you should definitely consider utilizing a professional writer. Read on to learn why a good writer can be one of the most important assets you can invest in. 

Your website represents your entire company

Poorly written content promotes an image of laziness and unreliability. On the other hand, well-written, engaging copy promotes an enterprise that puts quality above all. That’s what puts customers through the door. You’d think this would be more intuitive, but you’d

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‘A potential game-changer’: Woolworths is trialling new automation technology in Melbourne to speed up the fulfilment of online orders

  • Woolworths has opened up a new floor at one of its Melbourne supermarkets to speed up fulfilment of online orders.
  • The shop floor, at the back of the Carrum Downs Supermarket in Melbourne, has technology that moves products from automated storage units to staff members.
  • Woolworths plans to trial this new system at more stores in New Zealand.
  • Visit Business Insider Australia’s homepage for more stories.

Woolworths has launched new automation technology at one of its supermarkets in Melbourne to address the rise in online orders.

A new e-com floor spanning 2,400 square metres opened at the back of the Carrum Downs Supermarket, which uses technology to sort and move items from automated storage units to staff members that fill out customer orders. These units are able to hold up to 10,000 grocery items, save for products like meat, fruit and vegetables that will be picked from the shopfloor.

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TailorInsight Releases Report on ‘The AR+AI Interactive Video Technology of WIMI Promotes the Potential Power of the Hologram Industry’

Hong Kong – TailorInsight, the fintech market research organization, recently released a research report ‘The AR+AI Interactive Video Technology of WIMI Promotes the Potential Power of the Hologram Industry’. Obviously, the current content and efficiency of e-commerce live broadcasting cannot match the rapid growth of the new market needs of the live broadcasting industry. The live broadcasting market is in urgent need of a new technology that can reduce costs, improve efficiency, enrich content, and improve the live broadcasting data instantly to facilitate the iterative upgrading of the e-commerce industry.

This is the AR/VR virtual live broadcasting technology which is side-by-side with 5G technology and has experienced several verifications in the e-commerce live broadcasting industry. Indeed, in the 5G era, e-commerce live broadcasting will be more and more interesting. Because of the high-speed information transmission of 5G, the anchors on the platform can present consumers with high-definition and high-quality pictures

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The discovery of triplet spin superconductivity in diamonds has the potential to revolutionise the high-tech industry. — ScienceDaily

Diamonds have a firm foothold in our lexicon. Their many properties often serve as superlatives for quality, clarity and hardiness. Aside from the popularity of this rare material in ornamental and decorative use, these precious stones are also highly valued in industry where they are used to cut and polish other hard materials and build radiation detectors.

More than a decade ago, a new property was uncovered in diamonds when high concentrations of boron are introduced to it — superconductivity. Superconductivity occurs when two electrons with opposite spin form a pair (called a Cooper pair), resulting in the electrical resistance of the material being zero. This means a large supercurrent can flow in the material, bringing with it the potential for advanced technological applications. Yet, little work has been done since to investigate and characterise the nature of a diamond’s superconductivity and therefore its potential applications.

New research led by

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