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Jun 14, 2016

Five weirdest password alternatives of all time

Posted by in categories: business, computing, privacy

Computers can identify you based on your butt and your walk, not to mention your smell…

Around half of consumers would “choose anything but a traditional username and password account registration when given the option”, according to identity management firm Gigya.

But would they choose these truly bizarre password alternatives that have been proposed over the years, and would your business be safer switching to them? 1. Biometric Buttocks.

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Jun 14, 2016

These Experiments Are Building the Case to Terraform Mars

Posted by in categories: engineering, environmental, space

Maybe the researchers needs to meet with the professor out in University of WA who has been experimenting in shifting weather patterns such as making some areas have more rains while other areas not have as much rain.


If we want to live on Mars, we need to make it warm and wet again.

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Jun 14, 2016

LIquidPiston Unveils Tiny But Powerful Rotary Engine

Posted by in category: transportation

Today it’s for go-carts; tomorrow, it may be an electric car range extender.

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Jun 14, 2016

Brain computers are revolutionizing paralysis

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, neuroscience

BCI technologies are becoming powerful enough to change the way doctors think about paralysis and more.

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Jun 14, 2016

DARPA chooses PARC and DZYNE to develop unmanned aircraft that vanish for precision air drops

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI

ARLINGTON, Va., 14 June 2016. U.S. military researchers have chosen two companies to develop small unpowered and unmanned aircraft to air-drop small packages for forward-deployed forces. After delivery, the unmanned aircraft will vanish without any detectable trace. Officials of the U.S. Defense …

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Jun 14, 2016

Court Backs Rules Treating Internet as Utility, Not Luxury

Posted by in category: internet

Hmmm; wonder what the fallout will be as a result of this if other appellate courts, etc. rule the same.


An appeals court panel affirmed the Federal Communications Commission’s rules about net neutrality, clearing the way for stricter oversight of broadband providers.

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Jun 14, 2016

Quantum technologies offer promise for data protection

Posted by in categories: privacy, quantum physics

1st, this article is full of inaccuracies such as 15 years away reported by NIST. Well, maybe 2 years ago they said this; however, in Jan. they and the NSA both stated that QC was less than 10 years away and a huge threat given the advancements by China. Also, this author writes that a hybrid system will be fine to withstand an attack by a hacker on QC. And, that s incorrect.

Also, if this article looks like another article published over a week ago by someone on Forbes; well it is because the author looks like copied word-for-word from the article in Forbes.

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Jun 14, 2016

Quantum Computation: A cryptography armageddon?

Posted by in categories: computing, encryption, quantum physics

Glad that folks have awaken to the fact that QC is indeed coming and best to learn about this technology and make it part of the IT’s Future State.

http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/06/14/quantum-computation

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Jun 14, 2016

X-ray Experiments Show Hewlett Packard Team How Memristors Work

Posted by in categories: computing, materials

In experiments at two Department of Energy national labs – SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory – scientists at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) have experimentally confirmed critical aspects of how a new type of microelectronic device, the memristor, works at an atomic scale.

This result is an important step in designing these solid-state devices for use in future computer memories that operate much faster, last longer and use less energy than today’s flash memory. The results were published in February in Advanced Materials.

“We need information like this to be able to design memristors that will succeed commercially,” said Suhas Kumar, an HPE scientist and first author on the group’s technical paper.

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Jun 14, 2016

Nikola Motor claims it received over 7,000 pre-orders worth over $2.3 billion for its electric truck

Posted by in category: transportation

Interesting…


Last month, we reported on a new Salt Lake City-based startup, Nikola Motor, unveiling the design of its first product; an electric truck with a natural gas range extender called ‘Nikola One’. The company attracted a lot of attention for having a name reminiscent of Tesla Motors – both inspired by the physicist Nikola Tesla – but it also unveiled serious ambitions to revolutionize the trucking industry.

The ‘Nikola One’ will be equipped with a massive 320 kWh battery pack and the company hopes that it will be able to travel up to 1,200 miles with the natural gas range extender. Now the company announced that it received over 7,000 pre-orders with deposits for its electric truck since the unveiling of the concept last month. CEO Trevor Milton says that the pre-orders are worth over $2.3 billion.

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