Wannacry ransomware

A cyberattack is an attempt by hackers to damage or destroy a computer network or system. Unfortunately, they have been famous in 2017 as a lot of computers and networks have been destroyed. One example was a ransomware by the name of Wannacry. A ransomware is a type of malicious software designed to block access …

Privacy in computer science

Privacy is a relatively hot topic nowadays as AI and other technologies increase in popularity. In today’s society, almost everyone has a smartphone that is capable of taking pictures and going on the internet. People are afraid that one day, all their personal documents and pictures get published to the public. They are also afraid …

A comparison between conventional radiotherapy and proton beam therapy

Conventional Radiotherapy Conventional radiation therapy utilizes high energy waves in order to kill cancer cells and prevent their division. The high energy waves used, are photons in the form of x-rays, that work through altering the DNA of our cells. This then leads to an inability of cell division. When we want to use radiotherapy, …

AI in Healthcare

Artificial intelligence or AI is a branch of computer science dealing with the simulation of intelligent behaviour in computers, or the capability of a machine to imitate intelligent human behaviour. It has been a very hot topic recently due to its capabilities, such as driving cars or being household assistants (Siri, Cortana, google home, etc.). …

How nanoparticles could improve traditional chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is a form of treating cancer using cancer cell killing drugs. It is usually given through injection but there are many alternative possibilities like swallowing pills. The way chemotherapy works is through destroying rapidly growing and dividing cells. Cancer cells belong to those targeted due to their high growing and dividing characteristics. The main …