Computing & Technology

View All

Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution

Levy profiles the imaginative brainiacs who found clever and unorthodox solutions to computer engineering problems. They had a shared sense of values, known as “the hacker ethic,” that still thrives today.

Safe Systems Programming in Rust

In this article, we begin by giving the reader a bird’s-eye view of the Rust programming language, with an emphasis on some of the essential features of Rust that set it apart from its contemporaries. Second, we describe the initial progress made in the RustBelt project, an ongoing project funded by the European Research Council (ERC), whose goal is to provide the first formal (and machine-checked) foundations for the safety claims of Rust. In so doing, we hope to inspire other members of the computer science research community to start paying closer attention to Rust and to help contribute to the development of this groundbreaking language.

Biomedical Computing in the Arab World: Unlocking the Potential of a Growing Research Community

This article sheds light on notable research efforts in the Arab world in each of the aforementioned areas of biomedical computing [biomedical imaging, biomedical signal analysis and bioinformatics]. It also demonstrates how this research addresses healthcare issues in the region.

Non-Traditional Data Sources: Providing Insights into Sustainable Development

Here, we showcase regionally developed projects that explore the use of non-traditional data sources and AI to help measure progress toward the [Sustainable Development Goals].

May I Borrow Your Covid Immunity?

Whenever a new virus emerges—be it HIV or SARS-CoV-2—a few lucky people put up a potent natural defense. Monoclonal antibody drugs let them share the health.

Building a Multilingual Wikipedia

In order to close these knowledge gaps we are building a multilingual Wikipedia where content is created only once but made available in all languages.

CyberSecurity

View All

Windows 11 Security — Our Hacker-in-Chief Runs Attacks and Shows Solutions

Many of the optional or high-end security controls from Windows 10 are now on by default and required on new machines with Windows 11.

Amazon’s Dark Secret: It Has Failed to Protect Your Data

Voyeurs. Sabotaged accounts. Backdoor schemes. For years, the retail giant has handled your information less carefully than it handles your packages.

Microsoft Digital Defense Report (2021)

Knowledge is powerful. This report encompasses learnings from security experts, practitioners, and defenders at Microsoft to empower people everywhere to defend against cyberthreats.

Jen Easterly Wants Hackers to Help US Cyber Defense

The new director of the US Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, Jen Easterly, joined WIRED contributing editor Garrett Graff to talk about hacking and misinformation on a global scale and how to combat the ever-evolving nature of cyberattacks.

Why Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp All Went Down Today

A Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus outage knocked every corner of Mark Zuckerberg’s empire offline on Monday. It’s a social media blackout that can most charitably be described as “thorough” and seems likely to prove particularly tough to fix.

Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog

This is a CISA-managed catalog of known exploited vulnerabilities that carry significant risk to the federal enterprise.

Web Resources

View All

The anatomy of a WordPress theme

Yoast’s WordPress theme infographic.

Flexbox Tutorial by Sean Fioritto

This is an interactive video intro to flexbox and is comprised of 5 sections that walk through various parts of flexbox.

F.B. Purity – Clean Up and Customize Facebook

F.B. Purity is a browser extension / add-on that lets you clean up and customise Facebook. It filters out the junk you don’t want to see, leaving behind the stories and page elements you do wish to see. The list of story types that FBP hides is customizable to your taste.

WPBeginner – Beginner’s Guide for WordPress

At WPBeginner, our main goal is to provide cutting-edge helpful WordPress tutorials that are easy to understand for small businesses, bloggers, and non-techy WordPress website owners.

Auditing For Accessibility Problems With Firefox Developer Tools

The Firefox 70 Accessibility Inspector is an auditing facility to help identify and fix many common mistakes and practices to help improve site accessibility.

Internet Archive Wayback Machine

The Wayback Machine is a digital archive of the World Wide Web and other information on the Internet. It was launched in 2001 by the Internet Archive, a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California, United States.

Weather | Snow | Utah

View All

Lessons from a genocide can prepare humanity for climate apocalypse

The bad news is that our slow-motion ecological catastrophe demands new ways of thinking. The good news? We’ve faced the end of the world before.

Suppressing fires has failed. Here’s what California needs to do instead.

It’s time to reverse a century of fire-management policy. That will require sweeping regulatory reforms, and tons of money.

Summer Heat 2020

It is now normal for each Summer to in one way or another be hotter than the one prior. As a result there will be remarkable occurrences a few of which I’m cataloguing here.

California Fires – Late August, 2020

A large number of fires were started by lightning strikes in California over the weekend of August 15-16, 2020. They resulted from a storm system that moved along the coast of California and produced copious amounts of dry lightning through primarily northern California around the greater San Fransisco Bay area. I’m including a number of articles, imagery and videos to document the resulting series of fires and the impact the resulting smoke has had on the upper western United States.

A History of Avalanche Mitigation in the Cottonwood Canyons

Big and Little Cottonwood Canyon roads carve between steep mountains that are prone to avalanches in the winter. In fact, 57% of the 9-mile Little Cottonwood Canyon Road is in an avalanche runout zone. Still, recreationalists, residents, and canyon employees need to transport themselves up and down these canyons regularly and as safely as possible.

#Avalanche: In a world obsessed with social media, avalanche centers are relying more and more on the attention-grabbing platforms to better equip backcountry skiers

“Originally, we looked at social media very much as another way of disseminating the forecast,” said Ethan Greene, director of the CAIC. “We still do that, but have been using it more to engage people and try to get out information about current conditions as well as broader education out to people. It’s been a good way for people to ask questions, and we’ve done our best to address those questions.”

Street Art

View All

10 local artists are telling community stories through murals. Here’s where to see them.

Murals created by various artists in honor of Salt Lake’s rich diversity.

Street Art from Mural Fest in South Salt Lake, Utah

Mural Fest celebrates urban beautification and artistic talent using the powerful tool of public art. The visual impact of bold, creative designs embodies the energy of the innovative businesses and creative communities in the Creative Industries Zone.