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The infographic is a mass of circles. Each circle represents a paper, and the bigger a circle is, the more highly cited it is. The papers are color-coded by discipline—pink for astrophysics, yellow for math, etc.—and papers that share many of the same citations are placed closer together.
» via Popular Science
The University of Birmingham says it will defer any publication of an academic paper which reveals secret codes to bypass the security on top-end cars including Porsches and Bentleys following a high court injunction.
It said it was “disappointed” with the judgement in a statement following the Guardian’s revelation that the cryptography research of three British and Dutch academics had prompted legal action by the cars’ manufacturer Volkswagen.
The motoring giant had argued that the work of Birmingham’s computer scientist Flavio Garcia and two Dutch colleagues from the Raboud University could lead to the theft of not just the luxury cars but also of lower-end people-carriers and other makes, including Audis which use its Megamos Crypto algorithm. That algorithm allows the car to verify the identity of the ignition key.
» via The Guardian