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- One-Time Pad Reinvented To Make Electronic Copying Impossible (Mon, 20 May 2013 05:21:41 -0700)
The ability to copy electronic code makes one-time pads vulnerable to hackers. Now engineers have found a way round this to create a system of cryptography that is invulnerable to electronic attack
- Liquefied Air Could Power Cars and Store Energy from Sun and Wind (Sun, 19 May 2013 21:00:00 -0700)
A 19th-century idea might lead to cleaner cars, larger-scale renewable energy.Some engineers are dusting off an old idea for storing energy?using electricity to liquefy air by cooling it down to nearly 200
- Intel Fuels a Rebellion Around Your Data (Sun, 19 May 2013 21:00:00 -0700)
The world?s largest chip maker wants to see a new kind of economy bloom around personal data.Intel is a $53-billion-a-year company that enjoys a near monopoly on the computer chips that go into PCs. But when it comes to the data underlying big companies like Facebook and Google, it says it wants to ?return power to the people.?
- Other Interesting arXiv Papers (Week Ending 18 May 2013) (Fri, 17 May 2013 21:29:55 -0700)
The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv preprint serverPerformance of a Remotely Located Muon Radiography System to Identify the Inner Structure of a Nuclear Plant
- From Our Archive: Wearable Computing, Long Before Google Glass (Fri, 17 May 2013 15:05:00 -0700)
What was it like to use a wearable computer back in 1999?
- SAP Makes Big Data Real? And Real-Time (Fri, 17 May 2013 14:15:00 -0700)
The following View from the Marketplace was provided by SAP, the sponsor of our Big Data Gets Personal Business Report.
- The Impending Headache of Google Glass Apps (Fri, 17 May 2013 11:47:06 -0700)
Glass apps will require people to create new content filters. Maybe that?s just a losing battle.Would you want your daily horoscope beamed to your right eye? That?s the vision of the future I saw when I tried out the fashion magazine Elle?s app for Google Glass yesterday, one of several apps announced at the extravagant software developer love-fest the internet company puts on every year.
- The Latest Hardware Hacking Tool: A Machine that Carves Custom Circuit Boards (Fri, 17 May 2013 10:00:40 -0700)
Otherfab?s Kickstarter project offers an easy way to make custom circuit boards at home.
- Building Solar in Spain Instead of Germany Could Save Billions (Fri, 17 May 2013 07:58:41 -0700)
Building solar and wind projects in the wrong place is wasting billions of dollars in Europe.Siemens says it would make sense to build solar power plants in sunny countries in Europe rather than in cloudy ones. And wind turbines should be built in windy places.
- Brain Training May Help Clear Cognitive Fog Caused by Chemotherapy (Thu, 16 May 2013 21:00:00 -0700)
The mental fuzziness induced by cancer treatment could be eased by cognitive exercises performed online, say researchers.Cancer survivors sometimes suffer from a condition known as ?chemo fog??a cognitive impairment caused by repeated chemotherapy. A study hints at a controversial idea: that brain-training software might help lift this cognitive cloud.
- Smartphone Tracker Gives Doctors Remote Viewing Powers (Thu, 16 May 2013 21:00:00 -0700)
Here?s the smartphone technology that alerts a doctor when patients are headed for trouble.At the Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, nurses can see into the lives of some diabetes patients even when they?re not at the clinic. If a specific patient starts acting lethargic, or making lengthy calls to his mom, a green box representing him on an online dashboard turns yellow, then red. Soon, a nurse will call to see if he is still taking his medication.
- Cheap Magnetic Helmet Detects Some Kinds of Brain Damage (Thu, 16 May 2013 12:45:36 -0700)
Prototype spots swelling and bleeding in a pilot study?but the novel technique employed is relatively unproven.A helmet that sends a magnetic field through the wearer?s head might someday offer a quick way to reveal whether the brain is
- Seven Must-Read Stories from the Past Week (May 11-17) (Thu, 16 May 2013 12:41:51 -0700)
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- Terahertz Image Reveals Goya's Hidden Signature in Old Master Painting (Thu, 16 May 2013 03:40:34 -0700)
Darkened varnish obscures Goya?s signature in a 1771 masterpiece, according to a new analysis using terahertz waves
- Google and NASA Launch Quantum Computing AI Lab (Thu, 16 May 2013 02:00:00 -0700)
The Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab will use the most advanced commercially available quantum computer, the D-Wave Two.Quantum computing took a giant leap forward on the world stage today as NASA and Google, in partnership with a consortium of universities, launched an initiative to investigate how the technology might lead to breakthroughs in artificial intelligence.
- Novel Material Shows Promise for Extracting Uranium from Seawater (Wed, 15 May 2013 21:00:00 -0700)
A so-called metal-organic framework could offer a better way to get at the vast uranium resource dissolved in the ocean.A new material could potentially be used to extract uranium from seawater more efficiently, new research suggests.
- Google?s Social Network Gets Smarter (Wed, 15 May 2013 16:22:00 -0700)
With dozens of new features, Google?s social network is becoming more like a photo service and a news site.Despite the 190 million people that Google says use its social network every month, Google Plus has always struggled to escape Facebook?s shadow and seem like a hopping social destination.
- Human Embryonic Stem Cells Cloned (Wed, 15 May 2013 14:07:23 -0700)
Scientists produced embryonic stem cells from the DNA of one person combined with a human donor egg.Scientists from Oregon Health and Science University reported on Wednesday in the scientific journal Cell that they had created embryonic stem cells from a cloned human embryo. This is the first time that human stem cells have been produced using nuclear transfer, a cloning technique in which the nucleus of one person?s cell is transferred into an egg that has had its nucleus removed. The technique could be used to create patient-specific human embryonic stem cells, which could be used to study genetic diseases, aid drug development, and for therapeutic transplantation back into a patient.
- Google Wants to Help Apps Track You (Wed, 15 May 2013 13:19:21 -0700)
Google will help people who build Android apps follow their users around without draining too much battery life.Google is giving mobile app creators more ways to tap into people?s activities and locations without draining too much phone battery power.
- Aereo's on a Roll (Wed, 15 May 2013 09:58:48 -0700)
Aereo CEO says he?s boosted by winning a round in court?and that ?lines are very, very long? for his Internet TV offering, despite ABC?s new competing streaming service.The legal battles are not over for Internet TV startup Aereo.