7/10/2019

Security

Security in a heartbeat

A thumbprint to unlock a door. An eye scan to unlatch a vault. Both were once ideas of the future that may become things of the past if current research is successful.

Computer Sciences

Predicting terror activity before it happens

Data scientists have developed an early-warning model that can successfully predict how lethal a terror organization will become in the future based on only its first 10 attacks.

Software

This new tool for developers can help preserve app users' privacy

When you open a newly-installed app on your phone and it says to you, "This app would like to use your location data," what do you do? Depending on the app, you might be thinking, Why does it need my location? Wouldn't ...

Robotics

Soft robot programmed to move like an inchworm

Engineering researchers from the University of Toronto have created a miniature robot that can crawl with inchworm-like motion. The underlying technology could one day transform industries from aviation to smart wearables.

Hardware

Groundbreaking method detects defective computer chips

Guaranteeing that computer chips, that can consist of billions of interconnected transistors, are manufactured without defects is a challenge. But how to determine if a chip is compromised?

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