Month: May 2023

The Strange Story of the Teens Behind the Mirai Botnet

First-year college students are understandably frustrated when they can’t get into popular upper-level electives. But they usually just gripe. Paras Jha was an exception. Enraged that upper-class students were given priority to enroll in a computer-science elective at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Paras decided to crash the…
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Cool power plants with salt water to preserve freshwater supplies, scientists say

With freshwater supplies threatened due to drought, climate change and rapid socioeconomic growth, water competition is increasing between the electric power sector and other sectors. Further, efforts to decarbonise fossil fuel-fired power plants by carbon capture and storage would significantly increase water consumption. “Non-traditional water sources can be deployed to…
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