Autonomous cars, cyber attacks, and atomic data storage – weekly wrap-up

Quick rundown of things you may have missed last week:
Newly discovered optimal arch could make bridges indestructible
Nature has once again proven to be a source of endless inspiration for engineers. A new chapter in the historic chase for the perfect arch has been written.
Widespread adoption of semi-autonomous cars shows significant societal and economic benefits
Researchers from Carnegie Mellon have crunched some numbers and found out that even by conservative estimates, benefits of partially automatized cars fully warrant wide adoption.
On a quest to protect industrial control systems from cyber attacks
Industrial control systems are home to some of the most critical national organizational infrastructure, making them a prime target for cyber attacks.  
Digital Enterprise #6: Tech and business trends combined
In this week’s contribution by FutureEnterprise, find out how the fusion of technology and business works in order to create the digital enterprise of the future.

Atomic scale data storage paves way for world’s tiniest hard drives
Physicist Richard Feynman envisaged engineering the world at the atomic scale several decades ago. Today, researchers are making progressive steps towards making it a reality. 

Most detailed brain map to date could cure serious mental illnesses
New research has mapped 180 regions in each brain hemisphere, opening new avenues to understand some of the most serious mental illnesses. 

Physical Layer of Wireless IoT: Enablers and Issues
The EAI Insights series on Radio Spectrum continues this week with a closer examination of the Physical Layer of Wireless IoT.
Cross-species HIV infection is a real threat, study confirms
Forms of HIV can cross from chimps to humans; assessing the new threat could prove vital for evaulating new, emerging diseases.