What Is the Signal Encryption Protocol?

Last week, with little fanfare, Google announced a change that could soon make its 2 billion Android users worldwide far harder to surveil: The tech giant says it’s rolling out a beta version of its Android messaging app that will now use end-to-end encryption by default. That level of encryption, while limited to one-on-one conversations, is designed to prevent anyone else from eavesdropping—not phone carriers, not intelligence agencies, not a hacker who has taken over the local Wi-Fi router, not even Google itself will have the keys to decrypt and read those billions of messages.

The news isn’t just a win for global privacy. It’s also a win for one particular encryption system: the Signal protocol, which is well on its way to accounting for a majority of the world’s real-time text conversations. As this protocol becomes the de facto standard for encrypted messaging in most major services, it’s worth

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For the first time, scientists detect the ghostly signal that reveals the engine of the universe

In research published Wednesday in the journal Nature, scientists reported that they’ve made the first detection of almost-ethereal particles called neutrinos that can be traced to carbon-nitrogen-oxygen fusion, known as the CNO cycle, inside the sun.

It’s a landmark finding that confirms theoretical predictions from the 1930s, and it’s being hailed as one of the greatest discoveries in physics of the new millenium.

“It’s really a breakthrough for solar and stellar physics,” said Gioacchino Ranucci of the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), one of the researchers on the project since it began in 1990.

The scientists used the ultrasensitive Borexino detector at the INFN’s Gran Sasso particle physics laboratory in central Italy – the largest underground research center in the world, deep beneath the Apennine Mountains, about 65 miles northeast of Rome.

The detection caps off decades of study of the sun’s neutrinos by the Borexino project, and

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Sun-Like Star Identified As the Potential Source of the Wow! Signal

The Big Ear Radio Telescope in Delaware, Ohio, was disassembled in 1998 having operated for over 30 years. It was replaced by a golf course. Big Ear was never the world’s biggest radio telescope, nor its most sensitive. But Big Ear nevertheless made one of the most famous observations in the history of astronomy, one that till this day has never been explained.

Throughout the 1970s, Big Ear searched for signals from extraterrestrial civilizations. And on Aug. 15, 1977, it found one — a strong, intermittent signal lasting for 72 seconds, that stood out from the background noise like a searchlight.

The team quickly ruled out a terrestrial origin or a broadcast from a satellite. Nevertheless, the signal was so powerful and unusual that Jerry Ehman, the astronomer who analyzed the data print out, annotated the signal with the word “Wow!”.

The director of the observatory, John Kraus, later gave

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Shrinking Chinese Smartphone Shipments Signal Caution for Apple

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In a year when the novel coronavirus battered demand for many products and services, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has remained resilient and AAPL stock holders have enjoyed solid gains. Amazingly, the share price is still fairly close to its all-time high.

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Momentum-focused traders might view this scenario as extremely bullish for AAPL stock. After all, the trend is your friend, right? Besides, with the holiday season coming up soon, it seems quite sensible to load up on AAPL shares today.

Yet, I always say that the most obvious trade is typically the wrong one. I’m not trying to suggest that anyone should short-sell AAPL stock or buy put options. That would be self-destructive.

Rather, I’m trying to emphasize the

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Signal Conditioning Market New Innovations, Technology and Development 2020 to 2026

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Nov 09, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
The Global Signal Conditioning Market research report primarily aims to hint at opportunities and challenges in the Global industry. The report also underscores potential risks, threats, obstacles, and uncertainties in the market and helps clients in intuiting them precisely and operating their business accordingly. The report covers an extensive span of the global Signal Conditioning market ranging from historical and current events to futuristic stich of the market.

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The report presents the market competitive landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the major vendor/key players in the market. Top Companies in the Global Signal Conditioning Market: AMETEK, Inc., Linear Technology Corp, Weidmuller Interface, Yokogawa Electric Corp, Analog Devices Inc, Rockwell Automation, TE Connectivity Ltd, Keysight Technologies, National Instruments

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FRB Signal May Come from Milky Way

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  • Two teams of astronomers have linked a mysterious fast radio burst (FRB) signal to a magnetar in the Milky Way.
  • This magnetar, which lies just 30,000 light-years from Earth, would be the closest source for FRBs ever discovered.
  • Astronomers observed the very first FRB in 2007.

    Since 2007, astronomers have been racing to solve an incredible cosmic mystery: Just what is causing those sudden bursts of radiation—known as fast radio bursts (FRB)—to ricochet across the universe? Over the past decade, scientists have observed hundreds of these pulses, but they’ve long struggled to pinpoint their origin.

    Now, we may finally have a definitive answer: magnetars.

    🌌 You love our badass universe. So do we. Let’s explore it together.

    This bizarre type of neutron star sounds like something that might leap from the pages of a comic book, but astronomers believe they may be the culprit behind

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    Clay subsoil at Earth’s driest place may signal life on Mars — ScienceDaily

    Earth’s most arid desert may hold a key to finding life on Mars.

    Diverse microbes discovered in the clay-rich, shallow soil layers in Chile’s dry Atacama Desert suggest that similar deposits below the Martian surface may contain microorganisms, which could be easily found by future rover missions or landing craft.

    Led by Cornell University and Spain’s Centro de Astrobiología, scientists now offer a planetary primer to identifying microbial markers on shallow rover digs in Martian clay, in their work published Nov. 5 in Nature Scientific Reports.

    In that dry environment at Atacama, the scientists found layers of wet clay about a foot below the surface.

    “The clays are inhabited by microorganisms,” said corresponding author Alberto G. Fairén, a visiting scientist in the Department of Astronomy at Cornell University. “Our discovery suggests that something similar may have occurred billions of years ago — or it still may be occurring —

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    Sensor data from wearable devices can complement virus testing and conventional screening to signal new infections — ScienceDaily

    Examining data from the first six weeks of their landmark DETECT study, a team of scientists from the Scripps Research Translational Institute sees encouraging signs that wearable fitness devices can improve public health efforts to control COVID-19.

    The DETECT study, launched on March 25, uses a mobile app to collect smartwatch and activity tracker data from consenting participants, and also gathers their self-reported symptoms and diagnostic test results. Any adult living in the United States is eligible to participate in the study by downloading the research app, MyDataHelps.

    In a study that appears today in Nature Medicine, the Scripps Research team reports that wearable devices like Fitbit are capable of identifying cases of COVID-19 by evaluating changes in heart rate, sleep and activity levels, along with self-reported symptom data — and can identify cases with greater success than looking at symptoms alone.

    “What’s exciting here is that we now

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    Richard Sorgnard Explains How RST-Sanexas Signal Technology Can Help Alleviate Severe Pain

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    Quantum-Based Electric Cell Signaling Technology is Used to Treat Pain, According to Richard Sorgnard

    Las Vegas, NV – ( NewMediaWire ) – October 29, 2020 – Technology has been increasing at dramatic rates over the past few years and has been improving many industries. Most people know that technology is being used in the medical field but not as medicine itself.  Richard Sorgnard of Morhea Technologies  has been exploring how electric signal generation technology can be used to address severe pain in patients.

    Richard Sorgnard has a Ph.D. in Molecular Cell Biology  and has been actively involved in the design and engineering of complex electronic equipment. He serves as the Executive Director for Morhea Technologies and also the Director of Technology at the International Institute for Chronic Disease.

    Within his company. 

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    Signal Sciences Recognized as a Visionary for Second Consecutive Year in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls

    Signal Sciences, now a part of Fastly, Inc. (NYSE: FSLY), today announced that it was named a Visionary in the October 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls1. This marks the second consecutive year in which Gartner has recognized Signal Sciences as a Visionary within the industry, an acknowledgement of Signal Sciences’ ability to execute and completeness of vision.

    “Signal Sciences is dedicated to revolutionizing web application security. We believe our recognition as a Visionary in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAFs underscores our commitment to this imperative,” said Andrew Peterson, co-founder of Signal Sciences. “We’re thrilled to have been recognized, and after recently joining forces with Fastly, we look forward to working together to create simplified, frictionless security solutions that scale – solutions that both developers and security operations teams will love.”

    This announcement follows the February 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for WAF

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