Cisco is fighting pirate broadcasts

Cisco says it has developed a system that will allow it to easily turn off pirate broadcasts from sports events. The technology works in real time and does not require any calls to the server operator or co-operation with external companies.

Anti-piracy fighting methods are increasingly adapting to modern technologies. Until recently, anti-piracy organizations had to deal with the removal of legitimate content from websites, which was not so difficult. However, in recent years, few people are already downloading pirated content, but using streaming content through the Internet. This also applies to important sports events often broadcast in the PPV system.

The fight against this is very difficult because it requires sending a request to the server operator. And it is never certain whether it will be resolved positively, especially when the server is in some exotic country. But Cisco has developed a technology that will easily turn off pirate transmissions from some important sporting event.

Its technology is called Streaming Piracy Prevention (SPP) and as declared by the creator, it is able to real-time interrupt streaming. Importantly, the system does not require any requests to link operators or servers. Its operation is based on digital watermarks that identify the session as well as the subscriber sending the transmission to the network. If detected, the user’s account is immediately blocked and the transmission is aborted. This happens in real time.…

Live bandage breakthrough in the treatment of burns

University of Toronto researchers have made an incredible breakthrough in the treatment of serious burns. As part of the PrintAlive project, they have created a 3D printer that produces live bandaging that helps cells regenerate.

Despite the fact that medicine is moving forward, so far many advances have been made in the field of burn treatment. There are ways to fight infections and shock, but treatment for burns itself is another matter.

Treatment of deep burns is a very difficult matter because many layers of skin are destroyed. Its reconstruction requires not only the production of different types of cells, but also their proper arrangement, and each requires a unique chemical environment.

Researchers working on the PrintAlive project, however, have managed to create a special 3D looper that can simultaneously apply two upper layers of skin. This creates a sort of live bandage that protects the wound while accelerating cell regeneration. This is only possible because the printer uses the patient’s cells as a building block, as well as a specially modified hydrogel. And how does the work of such a machine look like, you can watch this video.…