Several companies have used CRISPR to engineer phages to attack and kill antibiotic resistant bacteria; at least two approaches may be in clinical trials within 18 months. This will add a much needed weapon to the arsenal against superbugs.READ MORE
Google is on schedule to produce a 49 qubit chip and achieve quantum supremacy by the end of 2017. This is a critical step along the way to functional quantum computers that can achieve problems far beyond the capacity of traditional systems.READ MORE
The PAL-V will be the first flying car to hit the consumer market, with aims to reach customers by 2018. In competition with it are AeroMobil are Terrfugia, both of which are launching futuristic aero-vehicles.READ MORE
Original release date: June 26, 2017 The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released an alert warning of various types of scams targeting taxpayers this summer. The alert describes common features of these cyber crimes, including: robocalls, private debt collection, and scams that target taxpayers with limited English proficiency.
Original release date: May 25, 2017, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an alert about how quickly criminals begin using your personal information once it is posted to a hacker site by an identity thief. FTC researchers found that it can take as few as 9 minutes for crooks to access stolen personal information posted to hacker sites. To prevent identity theft, a user should follow password security best practices, such as multi-factor authentication, which requires a user to simultaneously present multiple pieces of information to verify their identity.