Researchers at the University of California, University of Oxford and University of Geneva have figured out a way to identify sensitive information (for example banking PIN numbers) by hacking into ones mind using off the shelf technology.
Their using Emotiv‘s EPOC, a common relatively inexpensive device which allows users to interact with their computers by thought, often used in gaming. The scientists derive information by placing their subjects in front of a computer displaying them images of banks, people, PIN numbers etc. While the test subject is watching the images the researchers track signals from the brain. Apparently the team found that they could identify a subjects first digit of their banking PIN number 40% of the time. Creepy.
Researchers at Rice University in Houston have developed a technique to deconstruct each element of the traditional battery into a liquid,which can be spray painted in layers into any shape and surface. The paint layers were airbrushed onto ceramics,glass and stainless steel and on diverse shapes such as the curved surface of a ceramic mug,to test how well these bond. These rechargeable spray on batteries are constructed from thin liquid layers representing each component of the traditional battery,two current collectors, cathode,anode and polymer separator. Researchers were able to successfully create power sources from airbrushed ceramics,glass,stainless steel and even on the curved surface of a ceramic mug. The research team was able to link nine battery coated bathroom tiles to each other and power a set of LEDs for six hours,providing a steady 2.4 volts. A great break through.
Ever wish you could feel what it’s like to be drunk without actually drinking anything? Thanks to the innovative WA|HH Quantum Sensations spray presented during a Paris exhibition, now everyone can experience being drunk for just a few seconds, and without any of the nasty side-effects. According to its creators, the spray produces an immediate shock, like a sensorial alarm, but only lasts a few seconds. Each puff equals 0.075 milliliters of alcohol, so it would take about 1,000 to equal a real drink.
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