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Soft inflatable robots for outer space

If robots are going to change life on earth, we could expect them to transform life in outer space, at least the lives of people we send into space.

Yet it is also phenomenally expensive to send anything into space, and the heavier the pricier.

Cryptojacking worm hits enterprises in China - Symantec

Today, Symantec released new research on a cryptojacking campaign impacting enterprises. The campaign, dubbed Beapy, uses the EternalBlue exploit and stolen and hardcoded credentials to spread rapidly across networks-including patched machines-to collect credentials from infected computers.

90 Kiwibots head to US for Robotics World Championships

Ninety robotics students between the ages of 11 and 18, and their support teams, have headed to Louisville, Kentucky, this week for the VEX Robotics World Championships, the biggest and fastest growing youth robotics competition in the world.

Transport Innovation Summit bound for ‘Smart City’ of Christchurch

New Zealand’s transport innovation conference, T-Tech, featuring presentations by international thought-leaders, technology experts, innovators, academics and government, is to take place in Christchurch for the first time on 6 - 7 May.

Cryptocurrency theft due to faulty wallets - study

Researchers at Independent Security Evaluators (ISE) have discovered 732 actively used private keys on the Ethereum blockchain. In their new study titled "Ethercombing," ISE found that poorly implemented private key generation is also facilitating the theft of cryptocurrency.

'Accelerating the uptake of tech in the NZ economy is crucial'

The Productivity Commission’s new inquiry into the impact of tech on the future of work in New Zealand is a valuable first step for government to be better informed about the effect of tech developments when making policy, the national artificial intelligence organisation, the AI Forum NZ, says

Radical new approaches may be required - NZTech

The future of work and the impact of tech changes are complex issues, so it is fantastic to see the Productivity Commission undertaking such a detailed analysis of the potential opportunities and challenges, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

Breakthrough research to revolutionise internet communication

A team of University of Otago/ Dodd-Walls Centre scientists have created a novel device that could enable the next generation of faster more energy efficient internet. Their breakthrough results have been published in the world’s premiere scientific journal Nature this morning.

Cyber security forensic checks come to the fore in mergers and acquisitions processes

Imagine you’re buying a business. The first step would of course be to carry out financial due diligence to help assess the risk and return profile of the business.

iViis contract to help HNZ's social housing portfolio

Technology from software company iViis is helping Housing New Zealand Corporation (HNZ) manage their portfolio of over 60,000 homes smarter and faster than before.