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With a few applications of conductive paint and some electronics, researchers can create walls that sense human touch, and detect things like gestures and when appliances are in use. The researchers found that they could transform dumb walls into smart...
How do cybersecurity experts discover how to properly defend a system or build a network that's secure? As in other domains of science, this process involves hypothesis, experimentation, and analysis -- or at least it should. In reality, cybersecurity research...
A heat shield you can scorch with a blowtorch until it glows red on one side and still comfortably touch on the other will protect a NASA probe flying to within 4 million miles of the sun’s surface. The shield...
  Human eyes aren’t particularly adept at distinguishing colors or seeing in dim light, when compared to those of many other animals. But when it comes visual acuity, we’re able to see fine details that most animals can’t, researchers say. For...
Here's an easy way for office workers to burn a few extra calories and avoid the perils of sitting all day: stand and type. According to a new University of Iowa study, employees with sit-stand desks stood 60 minutes more...
Researchers are working on a “brain password” system that could let you unlock your phone with your brainwaves—or your reaction to a photo of Leonardo DiCaprio. “Like a password, it’s easy to reset; and like a biometric, it’s easy to...
Researchers have developed a new fabrication method that makes tiny, thin-film electronic circuits peelable from a surface. The new technique allows any object to sense its environment or be controlled through the application of a high-tech sticker, and also eliminates...
Censorship is one of the greatest threats to open communication on the Internet. Information may be censored by a user's country of residence or the information's desired destination. But recent studies show that censorship by countries through which the...