Home / Technology (page 57)

Category Archives: Technology

Feed Subscription

Foc.us: The first commercial tDCS headset that lets you safely overclock your brain

Foc.us: The first commercial tDCS headset that lets you safely overclock your brain

After an interminable wait, the first brain-boosting tDCS headset has finally received FCC approval and will begin shipping in the next few days. Dubbed the Foc.us, the headset jolts your prefrontal cortex with electricity, improving your focus, reaction time, and ...

Read More »

Earth acts as a giant particle accelerator, creating the dangerous Van Allen radiation belts

Earth acts as a giant particle accelerator, creating the dangerous Van Allen radiation belts

One of the many, many worries people had when first sending humans to the Moon had to do with the Van Allen radiation belts. These are layered, two-lobed areas of space around the Earth that have an unusually high density ...

Read More »

Hackers hijack a super yacht with simple GPS spoofing, and planes could be next

Hackers hijack a super yacht with simple GPS spoofing, and planes could be next

About a year ago, Todd Humphreys and his team from the University of Texas called GPS navigation into serious question. Using just a few simple pieces of equipment, a roughly $ 3,000 investment dwarfed by what cyber-criminals often invest in ...

Read More »

MIT creates the first perfect mirror

MIT creates the first perfect mirror

Physicists at MIT have created the first perfect mirror. When light hits the mirror — or indeed any other kind of wave, including acoustic and water waves – it bounces off perfectly, introducing no distortion and exactly preserving the original image ...

Read More »

7nm, 5nm, 3nm: The new materials and transistors that will take us to the limits of Moore’s law

7nm, 5nm, 3nm: The new materials and transistors that will take us to the limits of Moore’s law

At Semicon West 2013, the annual mecca for chipmakers and their capital equipment manufacturers, Applied Materials has detailed the road beyond 14nm, all the way down to 3nm and possibly beyond. The talk, delivered by Adam Brand of Applied Materials, ...

Read More »

Light stopped completely for a minute inside a crystal: The basis of quantum memory

Light stopped completely for a minute inside a crystal: The basis of quantum memory

Scientists at the University of Darmstadt in Germany have stopped light for one minute. For one whole minute, light, which is usually the fastest thing in the known universe and travels at 300 million meters per second, was stopped dead ...

Read More »

How to put humans on Mars, and get them home safely again

How to put humans on Mars, and get them home safely again

Younger generations haven’t experienced staggeringly monumental historic events like older generations have, such as World Wars or landing on the Moon. Our historic events so far — mostly related to personal technology, such as the rise of he PC and ...

Read More »

3D-printed rifle takes us one step further down a long, shadowy road (video)

3D-printed rifle takes us one step further down a long, shadowy road (video)

At this point, it’s an old and overused piece of standup material: we don’t need gun control, we need bullet control. However, in the era of 3D printing and WikiWeapon, a time when 3D printing is getting cheaper at incredible ...

Read More »

Disney 3D-prints cheap fiber optic expressive eyes for use in robots, toys, humans

Disney 3D-prints cheap fiber optic expressive eyes for use in robots, toys, humans

Along with mouths and hair, eyes are one of the biggest reasons why artificial creations can’t climb their way out of the uncanny valley. One reason for this is because artificial eyes — in computer-generated models or on animatronic robots ...

Read More »

MIT successfully implants false memories, may explain why we remember things that didn’t happen

MIT successfully implants false memories, may explain why we remember things that didn’t happen

Researchers at MIT have implanted false memories into the brains of mice, causing them to be fearful of an event that didn’t actually occur. This is a very important study that demonstrates just how unreliable memories can be, and goes ...

Read More »
Scroll To Top