Tourist trips to the Moon by 2043?

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 12/11/2013 - 18:43

LAS CURCES, New Mexico (PNN) - December 9, 2013 - Imagine the delight at unwrapping your Christmas present in 2043 and discovering you've been gifted a trip around the Moon.

It may seem a little far-fetched right now but it could become a reality if space companies like Virgin Galactic realize their aspirations over the next 30 years or so.

New product shuts off car engines with a radio pulse

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 12/04/2013 - 20:55

TARRYTOWN, New York (PNN) - December 4, 2013 - The company E2V has developed a prototype device that uses a radio-frequency pulse to shut down a car’s engine at range, according to a report from the BBC. While the range of the device is fairly short, it worked on a handful of cars and motorbikes and could also potentially be used on boats.

New type of quasar found that baffles scientists

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 12/04/2013 - 20:53

LONDON, England (PNN) - December 2, 2013 - Astronomers have discovered a new type of quasar - an incredibly bright galactic core powered by a supermassive black hole - that current theory fails to predict.

Quantum “sealed envelope” system enables perfectly secure information storage

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 11/06/2013 - 19:07

CAMBRIDGE, England (PNN) - November 4, 2013 - A breakthrough in quantum cryptography demonstrates that information can be encrypted and then decrypted with complete security using the combined power of quantum theory and relativity - allowing the sender to dictate the unveiling of coded information without any possibility of intrusion or manipulation.

DARPA wants to create cheap, mass-produced mind-reading device

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 18:52

WASHINGTON (PNN) - October 12, 2013 - We knew it was only a matter of time. The research into the human brain has been advancing so rapidly in recent months that eventually the military would have to look into the subject. After all, if gamers are being given the opportunity to overclock their brains, then chances are that the Amerikan Gestapo Department of Defense division will find some use for the same sort of tech.

The LED lights in your home could be spying on you

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 17:35

An LED light can be used to spy on someone and hear everything that they are saying in their home. Don't believe it? Here's your proof!

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SafeSlinger provides NSA-proof secure communications

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 18:03

CyLab researchers have developed and released a new smartphone app to provide users with a free and easy to use means for secure messaging and file transfer. With SafeSlinger, a user can establish secure communications directly with trusted individuals and groups in ten seconds, with nothing more than the smartphone in their hand. Reportedly, not even the NSA can break this encryption.

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Researchers claim to have created messaging app even NSA can’t crack

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 17:53

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (PNN) - October 8, 2013 - Carnegie Mellon University researchers claim they have created a smart phone messaging app with security that not even the National Security Agency can break.

Matchstick-sized sensor can record your private chats

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 15:03

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands (PNN) - September 26, 2013 - Everyone knows that to have a private chat in the National Security Agency era, you go outdoors. Phones, the Internet, email and your office can all be compromised with ease. But soon even that whispered conversation in the park may no longer be safe from prying ears.

New ‘ray gun’ can disable vehicles via EMP

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 09/18/2013 - 20:27

BERLIN, Germany (PNN) - September 14, 2013 - A new gadget built by Diehl Defense, much like a portable Electro-Magnetic Pulse ray gun, can disable a vehicles electronic circuitry rendering it useless in battlefield or pursuit conditions.