Latest Technology News – MIT develops technique to shrink objects 1,000-fold into nanoscale


— MIT develops technique to shrink objects 1,000-fold into nanoscale —
MIT engineers have devised a way to create 3D nanoscale structures by shrinking objects to one-thousandth of their original volume (10-fold reduction in each dimension). In the technique called ‘Implosion Fabrication’, a larger structure made of expanded hydrogel can be shaped with lasers and then shrunk. This allows creating desired 3D objects with nanoscale precision, said a researcher.
— WhatsApp launches feature to watch videos while using app —
Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp has launched a new feature that lets users watch videos while they use the app. The video links sent in the message open up in a window which can be dragged anywhere across the display. The mode, called Picture-in-Picture (PIP), will support video platforms such as YouTube, Instagram and Facebook.
— Mark Zuckerberg loses $15bn in 2018, most among world’s 500 richest —
Facebook’s 34-year-old Co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s wealth has dropped by over $15 billion in 2018, the most among the world’s 500 richest people, according to Bloomberg. Zuckerberg’s wealth dropped from $75 billion to $57 billion this year over scandals of election hacking, data breaches and management issues at Facebook. He remains the world’s sixth richest person despite the losses.
— Children should be allowed internet during exams: Prof Sugata Mitra —
UK’s Newcastle University professor and the 2013 Ted Prize winner Sugata Mitra has said that the children should be allowed to use the internet in their exams. He also said that the internet should be introduced as a formal subject in the school. “Children in the self-organised learning environment can learn anything by themselves,” he added.
— ‘123456’ named worst password again, ‘donald’ joins the list —
Numeric combination ‘123456’ has been ranked as the worst password for the fifth consecutive year in ‘Top 100 Worst Passwords of 2018’ by US-based company SplashData, which analysed over 50 million leaked passwords. The second spot was taken by ‘password’ itself while ‘donald’ made its debut at the 23rd spot. Strings like ‘qwerty123’ and ‘iloveyou’, also featured on the list.


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