New technique rolls out 40 feet of perovskite solar film per minute

Perovskite solar cells are rapidly catching up to their silicon forebears in terms of efficiency, but one area they continue to lag behind in is production speed. Now, researchers at Stanford University have developed a new method of making perovskite … Continue reading New technique rolls out 40 feet of perovskite solar film per minute

Networking giant Belden says hackers accessed data on employees, business partners

Belden, a U.S. manufacturer of networking and industrial cable products, said Tuesday that unidentified attackers had accessed and copied data on current and former employees, and some of its business partners. The St. Louis-based company, which reported more than $2 billion in revenue last year, said in a statement that it believed it prevented the attackers from further accessing data on its servers, and that it had hired lawyers to help it “notify appropriate regulatory authorities [of the incident] around the world.” The company said law enforcement is investigating the incident. Executives did not disclose the type of data involved, or how many people’s information was compromised. Belden, which has offices on multiple continents, makes fiber-optic cables and networking equipment used in the transportation, oil and gas, and other sectors. Belden has invested considerably in cybersecurity products. The company in 2014 bought cybersecurity company Tripwire, which makes data-integrity software, for $710 million. Belden said it […]

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Ransomware incidents in manufacturing grow as transparency, and attack options, increase

The number of publicly documented ransomware incidents at manufacturing organizations has jumped considerably in 2020 as attackers have found ways to disrupt facilities’ operations by affecting both traditional IT networks and software that supports industrial processes, according to research published Thursday. Industrial security company Dragos found that ransomware incidents in the manufacturing sector had more than “tripled” this year compared to 2019, though the company did not specify the number of incidents. Two things help explain the report’s findings: Companies are being more transparent about reporting incidents; and manufacturing, like other sectors such as health care, has endured a rise in opportunistic attacks from criminals who know how bring an organization to its knees. “Companies that rely on availability of their operations [are] being targeted and held for ransom to be able to restart those processes,” said Selena Larson, a senior cyberthreat analyst at Dragos. Among the Dragos tally were reported ransomware […]

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New 3D printing technique fuses titanium particles at supersonic speeds

Engineers at Cornell University have developed a new technique for 3D printing metallic objects – and it involves blasting titanium particles at supersonic speeds. The resulting metals are very porous, which makes them particularly useful for biomedica… Continue reading New 3D printing technique fuses titanium particles at supersonic speeds

New 3D printing technique fuses titanium particles at supersonic speeds

Engineers at Cornell University have developed a new technique for 3D printing metallic objects – and it involves blasting titanium particles at supersonic speeds. The resulting metals are very porous, which makes them particularly useful for biomedica… Continue reading New 3D printing technique fuses titanium particles at supersonic speeds

The OpenStack Foundation becomes the Open Infrastructure Foundation

This has been a long time coming, but the OpenStack foundation today announced that it is changing its name to ‘Open Infrastructure Foundation,” starting in 2021. The announcement, which the foundation made at its virtual developer conference, doesn’t exactly come as a surprise. Over the course of the last few years, the organization started adding […] Continue reading The OpenStack Foundation becomes the Open Infrastructure Foundation

Quality Control, Done Anywhere

Modern society has brought us all kinds of wonders, including rapid intercontinental travel, easy information access, and decreased costs for most consumer goods thanks to numerous supply chains. When those supply chains break down as a result of a natural disaster or other emergency, however, the disaster’s effects can be …read more

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State of the Art for Nixies Gets a Boost from Dalibor Farny’s Supersize Prototype

Never one to pass up on a challenge, artisanal Nixie tube maker [Dalibor Farný] has been undertaking what he calls “Project H”, an enormous array of 121 Nixie tubes for an unnamed client. What’s so special about that? Did we mention that each Nixie is about the size of a …read more

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Critical Industrial Flaws Pose Patching Headache For Manufacturers

When it comes to patching critical flaws, industrial firms face various challenges – with some needing to shut down entire factories in order to apply updates. Continue reading Critical Industrial Flaws Pose Patching Headache For Manufacturers

Xometry raises $75M Series E to expand custom manufacturing marketplace

When companies need to find manufacturers to build custom parts, it’s not always an easy process, especially during a pandemic. Xometry, a 7-year old startup based in Maryland has built an online marketplace where companies can find manufacturers across the world with excess capacity to build whatever they need. Today, the company announced a $75 […] Continue reading Xometry raises $75M Series E to expand custom manufacturing marketplace