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Be afraid, friends, for science has given us a new way in which to circumvent some of the strongest encryption algorithms used to protect our data -- and no, it's not some super secret government method, either. Researchers from Tel Aviv University and the Weizmann Institute of Science discovered...

December 20th 2013 at 4:19pm 0 Comments
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We've seen quadriplegic transportation directed by brainwaves, speech and even the occasional Wiimote, but your best bet might be to follow your nose. Israeli nasal researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science unveiled a "sniff controller" this week, that measures nasal pressure to control a wh...

July 27th 2010 at 9:29pm 0 Comments
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Looks like all that GSM code-cracking is progressing faster than we thought. Soon after the discovery of the 64-bit A5/1 GSM encryption flaw last month, the geniuses at Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science went ahead and cracked the KASUMI system -- a 128-bit A5/3 algorithm implemented across 3G...

January 15th 2010 at 6:45am 0 Comments
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The world of biomolecular computing is hardly a lonely place: bacteria, enzymes, and all manner of chemicals have already been used to perform basic automated tasks. DNA computers are arguably the most advanced organic form of "autonomous programmable computing devices," with one already boasting a...

August 10th 2009 at 12:06pm 0 Comments