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New technology could offer cheaper, faster food testing

The foodborne pathogen Escherichia coli O157 causes an estimated 73,000 illnesses and 60 deaths every year in the United States. Better safety tests could help avoid some of the illnesses caused by this strain of E. coli ...

Researchers create hidden images with commercial inkjet printers

Researchers have developed a way to use commercial inkjet printers and readily available ink to print hidden images that are only visible when illuminated with appropriately polarized waves in the terahertz region of the ...

Combatting counterfeiting using QR codes

QR security codes, developed by the start-up ScanTrust, make it possible to authenticate and locate goods using a smartphone application. Housed in the Innovation Park at EPFL, the company has developed a new tool in the ...

QR codes engineered into cybersecurity protection

QR, or Quick Response, codes – those commonly black and white boxes that people scan with a smartphone to learn more about something – have been used to convey information about everything from cereals to cars and new ...

Smartphones team-up with QR codes for secure 3-D displays

Quick Response (QR) codes—the box-shaped symbols that appear on signs, posters, and even business cards—are a convenient and efficient way of accessing specific web pages with a smartphone or other mobile device. However, ...

Why we do dumb things on smartphones

Imagine this: you're surfing the web while out at lunch. You decide to buy concert tickets, so to save having to put your sandwich down you ask a passer-by to log in to the ticketing website for you.

QR codes pose internet security risk

Internet security experts from Murdoch University have raised concerns about the growing use of Quick Response codes, also known as QR codes.

A mega to giga year storage medium can outlive the human race

Mankind has been storing information for thousands of years. From carvings on marble to today's magnetic data storage. Although the amount of data that can be stored has increased immensely during the past few decades, it ...

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