Security researchers have identified “strong links” between recent Swift bank attacks, one of which was foiled by a typo, and the Sony Pictures hacks of 2014.
Earlier this year, a team of hackers tried to steal vast quantities of cash using vulnerabilities in the Swift international payment system. Now, another similar hack has occurred.
The Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Mission just saw something bright in the Andromeda Galaxy. It was either a Gamma-Ray Burst or an Ultraluminous X-Ray Object, but either way it will be the closest event we've ever observed. ...unless it's just a known X-ray object, a programming bug, and a thunderstorm..
In November of this year, a comet by the name of ISON will graze past the Sun. Its close encounter has the potential to ignite the comet in such a way that it could be visible from Earth in the middle of the day, and even outshine the Moon at night. Astronomers say it is a potential "comet of the century." And this,…
Back in late March, NASA's Swift satellite detected a strange and unusual energy explosion in the constellation Draco. NASA now knows what it was: "the awakening of a distant galaxy's dormant black hole as it shredded and consumed a star."
You're looking at the most powerful X-ray blast ever recorded. You can be thankful we've an atmosphere. This thing was so strong that—even 5 billion light-years away—it overwhelmed the Swift observatory's instruments. Nobody knows what it really was.
The man behind Men In Black is ready to throw his support behind a new scifi adventure series, Tom Swift. But what's the idea of making Swift a father-son adventure series?
The RoboSwift, built by researchers at the Delft University of Technology, is among the first flying machines with a "morphing" wing sweep. As you'll see in the video below, its wings reduce in surface area when pulled back to limit drag, the way the wings of actual fast-flying swifts do. Unlike the real birds,…