Weekly recap: Cybersecurity in a quantum age

Weekly recap: Cybersecurity in a quantum age
Albert Jan was most impressed this week by the article during which colleague Paul Smits explains what is required to ensure safe knowledge communication even within the age of quantum computer systems. These supercomputers could not but exist, however everybody is aware of that due to this growth, our whole cyber safety system will turn into as leaky as a sieve. For his article, Paul sought contact with Peter Schwabe, who’s engaged on quantum-secure encryption on behalf of Radboud College within the Netherlands and the German Max Planck Institute. Studying the article, you start to know the complexity of this matter. Studying tip!

On the newsroom, final week was primarily concerning the finish of summer time. Again within the day, we used to speak about “the brand new studying season”; for us, it was extra about a number of bold new sequence. We have now already began with one: Jelmer Visser at the moment scores all of the clicks along with his articles on warmth stress in Dutch metropolis facilities. Utilizing the so-called EcoStress knowledge from the American area company NASA, we will now measure warmth at road stage all through the Netherlands. In a kind of locations, it seems to have been over 55 levels just lately. Curious the place? Learn Jelmer’s articles right here. And sure, we take into account increasing this sequence on a European stage.

Different sequence we now have in preparation now embrace modern farmers throughout Europe and the way a college can nurture native roots with out shedding sight of the worldwide taking part in area. Extra on that quickly.

What else caught our eye in our posts?

If you wish to reread all of it, click on right here. However listed below are probably the most placing items, so far as we’re involved:

Issues concerning the scarcity of medical personnel are growing worldwide. However there’s a answer in sight. Synthetic intelligence, developed by a analysis group at TU Darmstadt, can help much less certified personnel with screenings. Even performing operations in collaboration with a distant knowledgeable is feasible. Along with laptop scientist Anirban Mukhopadhyay from TU Darmstadt, we’re wanting on the prospects.

Tomorrow is the formal begin of the brand new tutorial 12 months everywhere in the Netherlands. Universities and schools have invited vital individuals to lecture. We are going to see parades of professors in togas in all places once more, even when it is just on an image within the newspaper. For Derek Jan Fikkers, this was purpose to take a better have a look at the blind spots of academia. Learn the fourth and closing a part of his sequence on this subject right here.

Scholar workforce Higher/e is engaged on a battery whose most important part will not be lithium however iron. They see the iron redox circulation battery as the way forward for power storage on a big scale. Aafke Eppinga spoke to the workforce members and made this hopeful article about it. (By the best way, talking of hopeful batteries: remember to examine Elestor’s plans for his or her hydrogen bromide battery).

The typical manufacturing of plastic waste per individual within the EU is 31 kilos. Solely about 40 p.c of this waste is recycled. The beginning-up traceless has found an answer to this downside: a expertise for producing supplies that appear like plastic however break down into water and CO2. Simply good.

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