US military offers $50,000 to predict where sensors drift in the ocean

The Forecasting Floats in Turbulence competition, run by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is a challenge to predict where drifting sensors in the Atlantic will end up in 10 days in order to win a prize Technology 5 November 2021 By David Hambling The DARPA competition uses solar-powered sensors from US firm Sofar … Read more

Hooked on ‘Wordle’? You’re really going to hate ‘Absurdle’.

If you’ve been anywhere near Twitter recently, you’ve likely seen people posting screenshots of cheery little grids filled with green, yellow, and grey boxes. The phenomenon relates to a daily game called Wordle created by software engineer Josh Wardle — an addictive puzzle that involves six tries at guessing a secret five-letter word, with clues … Read more

Drone used in attack on US electrical grid last year, report reveals

A US intelligence report has revealed that a drone was used in an attempt to disable an electrical substation in Pennsylvania last year, in the first known attack of its kind Technology 5 November 2021 By David Hambling An electrical substation similar to this one was attacked in the US Brian Kinney/Alamy A modified consumer … Read more

From ‘The Office’ to ‘Abbott Elementary’, here’s how to make the perfect mockumentary

Welcome to Thanks, I Love It, our series highlighting something onscreen we’re obsessed with this week. It’s been over 15 years since The Office popularized the mockumentary format for American TV audiences, and director Randall Einhorn has been an integral part of it. The Office and Parks and Recreation director now helms Abbott Elementary, which … Read more

Re-engineering the document management system

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As we move further into the digital age, paperless systems are becoming a more appealing way to deal with document management and storage. Instead of physical filing systems and cabinets taking up space, a document management system (DMS) enables you to store and organise your important documents in an electronic archive that only permissioned users … Read more