Through the simple act of walking people can now produce their own electricity and digital currency in Washington D.C., as it embraces a form of renewable energy, according to Futurism.
Known as Pavegen Tiles, these street tiles convert kinetic energy from people’s steps into electricity, digital currency, and data with one person creating five watts of power from their footsteps.
However, it wasn’t an easy start for Laurence Kemball-Cook, who founded London-based Pavegen in 2009. As Futurism reports, Kembell-Cook said that at the start no one believed in what he was doing. As a result, and to prove his technology did work, he broke into a building site and forcibly [...]
The world’s largest wind turbine that is wider and taller than the London Eye has been installed in the Irish Sea.
Reports are coming out on The Register that challenge the current finger pointing by Ukraine’s SBU state security service implicating Russia as the protagonist behind hacks on western Ukraine’s utility companies. This is not the first twist in the December Ukrainian power utility hacking story covered by Hacked.
It all started shortly after the December attack. iSIGHT Partners, a global cyber threat intelligence company, reported that malicious code had affected at least three regional Ukrainian operators. The media, picking up on this, heralded the first known instance of malware causing a power outage.
The original suggestion that malware was the cause of [...]
Bitcoin, as the first successful blockchain implementation, is not an unprecedented breakthrough, but it is the first to be applied and adopted at a global rate. The blockchain technology comes from a history of cryptography and security research. The Merkle Tree and distributed hash tables, hit upon in the 1970s, meant autonomy, fault tolerance and scalability for distributed systems. Bitcoin built upon this loose tradition.
If it weren’t for those tools, the world would not have BitTorrent, Napster and Freenet, all of which are used in great deal by the modern web user. What Satoshi Nakamoto did first was combine these above-mentioned distributed communications systems and [...]