- Rotary Club of Hamilton and Junior Achievement organized a career day called “World of Choices”
- Vacuum Man sponsored transportation for students from Kathy Weaver School
- Students had the opportunity to meet with professionals from various industries
- Yum Brands was hit by a ransomware attack, causing disruptions in their operations
- Gateway Casinos and Entertainment had to close its gaming sites due to a cyber attack
- Swiss water battery can store electricity equal to 400,000 electric car batteries
- “Radioactive diamond batteries” could be a new power source with unlimited energy supply
- “USB condom” protects mobile devices from malware and viruses when charging in public places
- ChatGPT created its own language called Shogtogue
- Coca-Cola is using electric trucks to decrease carbon emissions
- Meditation can improve mental health, focus, empathy, and sleep quality
- Mindfulness meditation has significant benefits for mental health and cognitive functioning.
On Wednesday, the Rotary Club of Hamilton and Junior Achievement organized a career day called “World of Choices.” We are proud to have sponsored the event, and Vacuum Man covered the transportation costs for the buses that brought students from Kathy Weaver School to the event. The students had the opportunity to meet with Tiger Cats, broadcasters, tradespeople, firefighters, and our keynote speaker, Hamilton Police Chief, who spoke with the kids about their future options. We are excited about the program and look forward to continuing it annually. This year, it was held at McMaster Innovation Park.
Moving on to our “Hack of the Week” segment, Yum Brands was recently hit by a ransomware attack that took down approximately 300 restaurants in the UK, including KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell, for over a day. The attackers stole corporate data, such as driver’s license names and personal identifiers, but no credit card information was compromised. This attack caused major disruptions to the company’s operations.
Meanwhile, Gateway Casinos and Entertainment, which operates Casino Rama, had to close its gaming sites due to a cyber attack. The company confirmed the infiltration and has only opened the hotel, spa, and restaurant.
Since Earth Day is this weekend, let’s talk about some renewable energy solutions. One of the most impressive sources of renewable energy is the Swiss water battery. This pump storage power plant was built in a subterranean cavern in the Swiss Alps and can store electricity equal to 400,000 electric car batteries. It will play a vital role in stabilizing power supplies throughout Switzerland and Europe. The battery is made from two large pools of water at different heights and can store electricity by pumping the water from the lower pool to the higher pool, thereby charging the battery. It can power up to 900,000 homes and has a storage capacity of 200 million KW.
Another exciting renewable energy solution is the “radioactive diamond battery,” which was first developed in 2016. These batteries could be a new power source that could power rocket ships, fuels, and any other electric device. They could also last up to 5,000 years, providing an unlimited supply of energy. However, the technology is still being worked on, as the batteries could leak gas in their current form. The solution is to use diamonds to absorb and extract the gas.
In the tech industry, there is a new product called the “USB condom,” which protects your mobile devices from malware and viruses when charging in public places. It works by acting as a protective barrier between the USB port and your device, allowing only the power to pass through.
ChatGPT, one of the fastest-growing artificial intelligence communication pieces, recently announced that it has created its own language, called Shogtogue. The language is a compressed version of 25,000 words and is used in conversations with itself, almost like an encrypted communication.
Finally, Coca-Cola has announced that it will be the first manufacturer to use electric trucks in Canada. The company will operate six Volvo electric trucks as part of its pilot program called the “Red Fleet.” The trucks will be used to serve clients all around North America, with the goal of decreasing carbon emissions. The company claims that the vehicles can travel up to 440 km on a single charge and can perform numerous daily trips of 150 km on a regular basis.