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Genetically-engineered viruses may power devices of the future

Riding along a fine line between modern day technology and creepy science fiction, Department of Energy researchers unveiled a device which generates energy by harnessing the electro-mechanical properties of genetically-engineered viruses. The nanotechnology-based power generator leverages piezoelectric principles, an old concept…

Video Captchas are (kinda) easier to defeat than other types

The Stanford team that developed "deCaptcha" to bypass audio and text versions of NuCaptcha's anti-bot scheme has cracked the video prompts too. In detailed article, security expert Elie Bursztein explains how he and his colleagues defeat video Captchas with a…

New computer chip mimics human brain

Plasticity. That is the term used to describe a key element deemed responsible for allowing our brains to learn, change and adapt. Researchers at MIT believe they have taken a major step toward replicating this important behavior in the silicon…

Research reveals prisons at risk from cyber attacks

Federal authorities are concerned after research has revealed that U.S. prisons are vulnerable to computer hackers, who could even be able to remotely open cell doors to aid jailbreaks. In a statement to the Washington Times, spokesman Chris Burke said the…

Intel, IBM to invest $4.4 billion in chip manufacturing

Intel, IBM and several other major tech players will collectively invest $4.4 billion into two research and development projects in upstate New York. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the five-year investment plans yesterday.