Archive: 11/3/2011

The perfect clone: Researchers hack RFID smartcards

Professional safecrackers use a stethoscope to find the correct combination by listening to the clicks of the lock. Researchers at the Ruhr-University Bochum have now demonstrated how to bypass the security mechanisms of ...

dateNov 03, 2011 in Engineering
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High-tech robotic spider for hazardous missions

Spiders are very agile, and some can even jump. They owe this capability to their hydraulically operated limbs. Researchers have now designed a mobile robot modeled on the same principle that moves spider ...

dateNov 03, 2011 in Robotics
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Ancient white dwarf stars

(PhysOrg.com) -- Pushing the limits of its powerful vision, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope uncovered the oldest burned-out stars in our Milky Way Galaxy in this image from 2002. These extremely old, dim "clockwork ...

dateNov 03, 2011 in Astronomy
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Redefining the SI base units

(PhysOrg.com) -- Metrology is poised to undergo a profound change that will benefit scientists, engineers, industry and commerce – but which almost no one will notice in daily life.

dateNov 03, 2011 in General Physics
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STAR TRAK for November

(PhysOrg.com) -- Jupiter will be easy to see in the east as night falls in November. The bright planet was at opposition on Oct. 29, so during November it will still be visible almost all night at its maximum ...

dateNov 03, 2011 in Space Exploration
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