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2 March 2012 Last updated at 13:52 ET Hackers gained “full functional control” of key Nasa computers in 2011, the agency’s inspector general has told US lawmakers. Paul K Martin said hackers took over Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) computers and “compromised the accounts of the most privileged JPL users”. He said the attack, involving Chinese IP addresses, was under investigation
2 March 2012 Last updated at 08:18 ET A “learning” computer system that sorts potatoes has been built using off-the-shelf technology by researchers at the University of Lincoln’s Robotics Lab. The robot blemish spotter can reliably identify diseases such as silver scurf and common scab, researchers said. The test system uses computer kit not dissimilar from systems many gamers will have in their homes.
I admit to being enough of a fan of the original BMW 6-series that I spent thousands of dollars trying to maintain a basket case of a 633CSi for a few years. The 6-series completely deserved its “shark” nickname. The later generation, launched in 2003, not so much.