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Jan 22, 2024

Revolutionary Meta-Optical Technology Transforms Thermal Imaging

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, information science, robotics/AI, security

Researchers have created a novel technology utilizing meta-optical devices for thermal imaging. This method offers more detailed information about the objects being imaged, potentially expanding thermal imaging applications in autonomous navigation, security, thermography, medical imaging, and remote sensing.

“Our method overcomes the challenges of traditional spectral thermal imagers, which are often bulky and delicate due to their reliance on large filter wheels or interferometers,” said research team leader Zubin Jacob from Purdue University. “We combined meta-optical devices and cutting-edge computational imaging algorithms to create a system that is both compact and robust while also having a large field of view.”

In Optica, Optica Publishing Group’s journal for high-impact research, the authors describe their new spectro-polarimetric decomposition system, which uses a stack of spinning metasurfaces to break down thermal light into its spectral and polarimetric components. This allows the imaging system to capture the spectral and polarization details of thermal radiation in addition to the intensity information that is acquired with traditional thermal imaging.

Jan 21, 2024

K5 Fully autonomous outdoor security robot

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, security

The Knightscope K5 is our flagship fully autonomous security robot for both outdoor and indoor use. The K5 provides physical deterrence and perimeter protection in parking lots, parking structures, campus paths and large indoor spaces like malls and resorts.

Jan 19, 2024

European watchdog fines Mark Zuckerberg’s firms $2.8B over 4 years

Posted by in category: security

Meta and its subsidiares have amassed billions in fines with Europe’s harshest data security authority.


Due to the strict European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Meta Platforms is emerging as one of the most affected and has amassed a fine upwards of $2 billion.

Jan 17, 2024

178K+ SonicWall Firewalls Vulnerable to DoS, RCE Attacks

Posted by in category: security

Got SonicWall firewalls? 2 security flaws in them can be abused for denial-of-service attacks.


Two flaws discovered a year apart are ostensibly the same with slightly different exploit paths, exposing corporate networks to risk and potential intrusion.

Jan 17, 2024

Major security flaw in Apple, AMD, and Qualcomm GPUs puts AI data at risk

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, security

A Trail of Bits blog recently exposed this vulnerability.


Today’s revelations unveil a creative chink in various GPUs (Apple, Qualcomm, AMD), enabling substantial data pilfering from graphics card memory.

Jan 11, 2024

Innovative meta-optical devices enhance thermal imaging applications

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, robotics/AI, security

New method captures better thermal details, helpful for self-driving, identifying materials, and enhancing security measures.


Scientists have created a novel technology using meta-optical devices to conduct thermal imaging. Like a pair of glasses, this device does thermal imaging and can also identify the objects being imaged.

This expands the potential applications of thermal imaging in various fields, including security, thermography, medical imaging, and remote sensing.

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Jan 11, 2024

Electric Light Transmits Data 100 times Faster than WiFi

Posted by in categories: chemistry, engineering, internet, security

Li-fi, a communication technology harnessing visible light for data transmission, has a potential to surpass Wi-Fi’s speed by more than 100 times and boasts a high bandwidth, facilitating the simultaneous transmission of copious information. Notably, Li-fi ensures robust security by exclusively transmitting data to areas illuminated by light.

Most important, it capitalizes on existing indoor lighting infrastructure, such as LEDs, eliminating the need for separate installations. However, implementing visible light communication (VLC) in practical lighting systems poses an issue of diminished stability and accuracy in data transmission.

Recently, a collaborative team led by Professor Dae Sung Chung, from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), with researcher Dowan Kim, Professor Dong-Woo Jee and Hyung-Jun Park from the Department of Intelligence Semiconductor Engineering at Ajou University, and Professor Jeong-Hwan Lee from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Inha University, succeeded in utilizing indoor lighting for wireless communication by reducing light interference with a novel light source. Their findings were published in Advanced Materials.

Jan 10, 2024

AI danger has reached ‘whole new level’ — millions must follow ‘four rules’ every day to avoid bank-emptying nightmare

Posted by in categories: internet, robotics/AI, security

ARTIFICIAL intelligence is being used by crooks to part you from your cash – but there are ways to stay safe.

Security experts are warning internet users to be on high alert as criminals use AI to target their victims.

AI has plenty of great uses, from giving you cooking advice to generating funny “stickers” inside WhatsApp.

Jan 5, 2024

South Dakota Proposes Center for Quantum Information Science & Technology

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics, science, security

Governor Kristi Noem has proposed a $6 million investment in a new Center for Quantum Information Science & Technology (C-QIST) in her recommended budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

According to details from the proposed budget, the center, a collaborative effort between Dakota State University, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, South Dakota State University, and the University of South Dakota, aims to position the state as a leader in this emerging field with the potential to revolutionize everything from national security to healthcare.

The governor mentioned the potential of quantum computers to solve intractable problems as a reason for pursuing a quantum computing center, according to South Dakota Searchlight.

Jan 5, 2024

Nanostructured flat lens uses machine learning to ‘see’ more clearly, while using less power

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, government, nanotechnology, robotics/AI, security

From surveillance to defense to AI/ML virtualization, and it’s more compact and energy efficient. Oh and let’s not forget the medical imaging applications. I just wonder how long until it’s put into effect.


A front-end lens, or meta-imager, created at Vanderbilt University can potentially replace traditional imaging optics in machine-vision applications, producing images at higher speed and using less power.

The nanostructuring of lens material into a meta-imager filter reduces the typically thick optical lens and enables front-end processing that encodes information more efficiently. The imagers are designed to work in concert with a digital backend to offload computationally expensive operations into high-speed and low-power optics. The images that are produced have potentially wide applications in , , and government and defense industries.

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