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Professor Finally Publishes Controversial Brain Theory

(PhysOrg.com) -- In the late '90s, Asim Roy, a professor of information systems at Arizona State University, began to write a paper on a new brain theory. Now, 10 years later and after several rejections and ...

Nov 19, 2008 feature
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To prevent accidents, car must know its driver

Over the past several years, scientists working in the area of intelligent vehicles have developed predictive braking systems to help prevent rear-end collisions. When your car gets dangerously close to the ...

May 30, 2007 feature
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Chip and pin terminals shown to harvest customer info

(Phys.org) -- For all customers, merchants and restaurant owners making use of card readers for transactions, well, this is not the best of news. Experts have found a security flaw in chip and PIN terminals ...

Jul 31, 2012 report
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Power-strip lookalike hacks office networks

(Phys.org) -- Pwnie Express, the company specializing in cyber security products, calls its new device “ingenious.” Bloggers hearing about it are paying attention to the fact that it is a power-strip ...

Jul 23, 2012 weblog
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Million-year storage solution is set in stone

(Phys.org) -- A sapphire hard disk can last one million years and resolve a problem worrying archaeologists. Thursday, Patrick Charton of the French nuclear waste management agency ANDRA, presented a way out ...

Jul 13, 2012 weblog
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RQ-170 drone's ambush facts spilled by Iranian engineer

(PhysOrg.com) -- In the aftermath of the Iran capture of a US military drone earlier this month now come arguments over how Iran managed to pull it off. An Iranian engineer’s exclusive interview with The Christian Science Monitor has been published, which details how the Iranians captured the drone through ...

Dec 17, 2011 weblog
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Spy suspects allegedly used regular consumer tech

Before James Bond heads out on a mission, he has to stop in Q's laboratory for custom-made gadgets such as an exploding watch. Life wasn't so dashing for the suspected Russian spies arrested this week: They ...

Jul 02, 2010
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Photoshopped Images Could Carry Warnings in France

(PhysOrg.com) -- A law has been proposed in France that would see digitally enhanced images carry a warning to viewers that the image has been retouched to change the physical appearance of a person. The proposed ...

Sep 28, 2009 weblog
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