Max Planck Neuroscience on Nautilus: A Study on Meter and Rhyme


Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics and from cooperating institutions have published the first study to investigate––on the basis of 60 lyrical stanzas from different epochs and greatly varying in content––both the subjective perceptual effects of meter and rhyme and correlative brain responses.

Results of the study—which was carried out at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig—showed that metered and rhymed verses were perceived as more intensely affecting and were aesthetically preferred over non-metered and non-rhymed versions.

Source: Max Planck Neuroscience on Nautilus: A Study on Meter and Rhyme

The Case for Studying the Human Dataome


On the face of things, it seems pretty obvious that our capacity to carry so much data with us through time is a critical part of our success at spreading across the planet. We can continually build on our knowledge and experience in a way that no other species seemingly does.

Our dataome provides us with a massive evolutionary advantage.

But it’s clearly not free.

We may be trapped in a bigger Darwinian reality where we are in effect now serving as a supporting organelle for our own dataome.

This is an unsettling framework for looking at ourselves. But it has parallels in other parts of the natural world.

Source: The Case for Studying the Human Dataome

First look at folding wings on Boeing’s 777-9X jetliner


What do you do? If you’re Boeing and the craft is the new 777X, you switch up the game by adding folding wings.

The world got its first glance at this unique innovation on October 3, during a live Webcast from Boeing’s factory floor in Everett, Washington, where the first flight-test 777X is being built.

The aircraft is the 777-9X variant, the first of its next-generation 777s, and when it takes to the air it will be the world’s biggest twin-engine jetliner.

Once completed, the 777-9X is to have the widest wingspan of any aircraft in the company’s 102-year history: 235 feet, five inches.

Source: First look at folding wings on Boeing’s 777-9X jetliner

The slowest-selling plane at Airbus finally has a customer (again)


The A330neo competes directly with Boeing’s popular 787 Dreamliner family, but it was expected to lure customers through a combination of lower prices, better near-term availability, and significant commonality with the existing A330-200 and A330-300 models.

However, the A330neo has been a flop thus far. The smaller A330-800neo version has sold particularly poorly.

In fact, Airbus didn’t have any firm orders for the A330-800neo as of the end of last month.

Source: The slowest-selling plane at Airbus finally has a customer (again)

Boeing: Air cargo growth will double over 20 years | Intelligent Aerospace


Goods transported by air, including perishables, electronics and pharmaceutical products “are some of the fastest-growing trade flows around the world,” Boeing said in its report.

The jet manufacturer projects more than 1,100 standard-body and 500 medium wide-body passenger airplanes will be converted into freighters to handle increasing cargo volumes.

Source: Boeing: Air cargo growth will double over 20 years – Intelligent Aerospace

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Endpoint Security Gets Recognized for Encryption-free Cybersecurity Solution | Via Satellite


I’ve been managing inventions that result from university research for twenty years. I’ve assessed something like two thousand inventions.

Still, when I saw this one at the University of Notre Dame, I was like “wow!” My background in industrial control systems made this leap out at me. Finally, a magnificent way to protect wireless devices from man-in-the-middle attacks!

I was ecstatic! I had to license it and make a go of it.

Source: Endpoint Security Gets Recognized for Encryption-free Cybersecurity Solution – Via Satellite –

5G momentum could benefit fiber industry too | FierceWireless


“All across the country right now, major wireless Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are talking to legislators, mayors, regulators, and the press about the potential of 5G wireless services as if they will cure all of the problems Americans face right now in the high-speed access market,” wrote Ernesto Falcon, the legislative counsel for the Electronic Frontier Foundation public-interest group, in a recent blog post on the association’s site.

“In essence, 5G is being aggressively marketed in policy circles because it provides a useful distraction from the fundamental fact that the United States market is missing out on 21stcentury broadband access, affordable prices, and extraordinary advancements coming from fiber to the home (FTTH) networks.”

Source: 5G momentum could benefit fiber industry too | FierceWireless

Tackling Sophisticated Cyberattacks Head On | Embedded Intel® Solutions


Despite their advantages, each technology has its flaws.

For example, feature matching requires regular updates of the feature library to avoid omissions. Due to the wide variances in each protocol’s implementation and unavailability of complete details for proprietary protocols, protocol analysis can usually only be realized for common protocols such as HTTP, FTP, and SMTP.

When threshold values are set improperly, anomaly detection can result in false positives. As the number of web-based networks and advanced persistent threats (APTs) continues to increase, relying on traditional technologies when deploying IDS/IPS will be inadequate.

Source: Tackling Sophisticated Cyberattacks Head On | Embedded Intel® Solutions

Electric Power Distribution: The Case for Automation | Design News


The automation industry is witnessing an increase in the need for high operational efficiency, improved quality, increased production, higher uptime, and ease of monitoring and controlling industrial processes.

The need to meet these requirements is projected to be the key factor driving the adoption of an Electric Power Distribution Automation System (EPDAS).

Moreover, increasing investments in infrastructure—coupled with the growing adoption of smart grid solutions across utilities—are poised to create growth opportunities for the players operating in the Global Electric Power Distribution Automation Systems Market.

Source: Electric Power Distribution: The Case for Automation | Design News

Capacity Media | global telecoms news, events and community


Zayo is to provide its dark fibre network for the first quantum key distribution network in the US.

Quantum Xchange’s network will run for 800km between Boston and Washington DC, the first leg of a planned high-security US-wide network.

John Prisco, president and CEO of Quantum Xchange, said: “The Zayo partnership brings us one step closer to lighting up a dark fibre quantum network, marking the first time in history that quantum keys will be exchanged on US soil in a commercial setting.”

Source: Capacity Media – global telecoms news, events and community