Archive: 05/17/2011

Better passwords get with the beat

No password is 100% secure. There are always ways and means for those with malicious intent to hack, crack or socially engineer access to a password. Indeed, there are more and more websites and databases compromised on a ...

May 17, 2011
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What makes leaves sprout in the spring?

If you’re in the lower latitudes of Canada right now, take a look outside.  Most trees are in the process of sprouting their 2011 crop of leaves.  Only a few weeks ago, they appeared barren ...

May 17, 2011
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3D scans make Chinese helmets fit properly

Asian users experience poor fit in products used on the head, like helmets. The reason is that designers only use data from Western heads. To solve this problem, product designer and researcher Roger Ball set up the award ...

May 17, 2011
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The search serpent: The next wave in robotics

How does one design a robot that maneuvers in three dimensions and navigates all manner of terrain? Those are the main challenges that Howie Choset at Carnegie Mellon University is attempting to tackle.

May 17, 2011
5 / 5 (5) 0 | with audio podcast