AUCKLAND, New Zealand (PNN) - August 12, 2013 - Kim Dotcom, of Megaupload scandal fame, is building an encrypted email system that runs on cutting-edge encryption technology.
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (PNN) - August 2, 2013 - Professor Margaret Hu’s important new article, Biometric ID Cybersurveillance (Indiana Law Journal), carefully and chillingly lays out federal and state government’s increasing use of biometrics for identification and other purposes. These efforts are poised to lead to a national biometric ID with centralized databases of our iris, face, and fingerprints. Such multimodal biometric IDs ostensibly provide greater security from fraud than our current de facto identifier, the social security number. As Professor Hu lays out, biometrics are, and soon will be, gatekeepers to the right to vote, work, fly, drive, and cross into our borders.
A zoom from Hubble orbiting 600 km above the Earth's surface towards the star HD 189733; flying through the asterism of the "Summer Triangle" and past the famous planetary nebula M27. This illustration shows HD 189733b, a huge gas giant that orbits very close to its host star HD 189733. By observing this planet before, during, and after it disappeared behind its host star during orbit, astronomers were able to deduce that HD 189733b is a deep, azure blue - reminiscent of Earth's color as seen from space.
Mr. Fixitrick demonstrates the Faraday cage effect of a tinfoil hat by blocking the Electro-Magnetic Pulse from a typical wireless modem. A Crystal Quantum Radio made by EJ Gold is used as the pickup coil, and it is wired directly to the computer sound in. The program Audio Hijack Pro is used to interpret the audio signal in real time.
SAN FRANCISCO, Kalifornia (PNN) - July 15, 2013 - Pediatricians may soon get help monitoring babies' health with a high-tech diaper.
A new startup, called Smart Diapers, uses a QR code on a baby's diaper and parents' smart phones to record health data that would normally be thrown in the trash.
LONDON, England (PNN) - July 17, 2013 - Scientists have developed an "intelligent knife" that can tell surgeons immediately whether the tissue they are cutting is cancerous or not.
In the first study to test the invention in the operating theater, the "iKnife" diagnosed tissue samples from 91 patients with 100% accuracy, instantly providing information that normally takes up to half an hour to reveal using laboratory tests.
HOUSTON, Texas (PNN) - June 27, 2013 - Not content with simply being the man-made object to travel farthest from Earth, NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft recently entered a bizarre new region at the solar system’s edge that has physicists baffled. Their theories don’t predict anything like it.
ALBANY, New York (PNN) - June 26, 2013 - Ray guns, death rays, freeze rays - these make-believe weapons have long been staples of the wackier side of science fiction.
That is, until two men from upstate New York allegedly decided to make one for real.
WASHINGTON (PNN) - June 3, 2013 - Big Brother is hoping to eliminate anonymous digital communication, but a new messaging protocol may provide privacy advocates a way around their snooping government no matter where they live.
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (PNN) - May 23, 2013 - Rice flour, rice wine and rice milk are all common interpretations of the staple grain, but a Vietnamese chemist has developed a novel use for rice plant that won't fill bellies, but just might save lives.