Fake attack shows how hackers could hijack our water

Fake attack shows how hackers could hijack our water

Cybersecurity researchers have developed a new form of ransomware that was able to take over control of a simulated water treatment plant. After gaining access,...
Mass-producible quantum computers are closer

Mass-producible quantum computers are closer

Process for positioning quantum bits in diamond optical circuits could work at large scales. Quantum computers are experimental devices that offer large speedups on some...
Faster, More Nimble Drones on the Horizon

Faster, More Nimble Drones on the Horizon

There’s a limit to how fast autonomous vehicles can fly while safely avoiding obstacles. That’s because the cameras used on today’s drones can only process...
Conch Shells May Inspire Better Helmets and Body Armor

Conch Shells May Inspire Better Helmets and Body Armor

The shells of marine organisms take a beating from impacts due to storms and tides, rocky shores, and sharp-toothed predators. But as recent research has...
MIT Researchers Engineer Shape-shifting Food

MIT Researchers Engineer Shape-shifting Food

"Don't play with your food" is a saying that MIT researchers are taking with a grain or two of salt. The team is finding ways...
Fitness trackers accurately measure heart rate but not calories burned

Fitness trackers accurately measure heart rate but not calories burned

Millions of people wear some kind of wristband activity tracker and use the device to monitor their own exercise and health, often sharing the...
Learning about nutrition from 'food porn' and online quizzes

Learning about nutrition from ‘food porn’ and online quizzes

Pictures of food on social media could be used to teach about healthy food choices. Many of our social media feeds are dominated by beautiful,...
Using Bitcoin to prevent identity theft

Using Bitcoin to prevent identity theft

New system uses the digital currency's security protocols to thwart hijacked servers. A reaction to the 2008 financial crisis, Bitcoin is a digital-currency scheme designed...
How to prevent 3-D printing hacks

How to prevent 3-D printing hacks?

Additive manufacturing (AM), also called 3D printing, is growing fast. Worldwide, the AM market grew nearly 26 percent to more than $5 billion last year,...
Solar Cells More Efficient Thanks to New Material Standing on Edge

Solar Cells More Efficient Thanks to New Material Standing on Edge

Researchers have successfully designed a new structural organization using the promising solar cell material perovskite. The study shows that solar cells increase in efficiency thanks...

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