STEM

Eye

Are Your Future Passwords Hidden In the Jiggling of Your Eyeballs?

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Eye scanners have always been one of the security devices people think of when they think “high-tech” and “high security.” But they’re not perfect yet, some can be fooled with contacts or even pictures, but new pushes into detecting your personal eye jiggle could change that. The eye-movement system, being developed by Oleg Komogortsev, of […]

Magnets!

Scientists Are Killing Cancer With Magnets

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Scientists are developing a new offensive tactic against cancer—killing the bad cells with magnets? There’s a problem with a lot of cancer treatment—often methods like chemo can’t tell which cells are bad and which ones are healthy, so the good ones are taken out too. But South Korean researchers might have found a solution. They […]

Gas Prices

The road ahead: How we’ll get to 54.5 mpg by 2025

At the end of August this year, the US Department of Transport’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new standards to significantly improve the fuel economy of cars and light trucks by 2025. Last week, we took a look at a range of recent engine technologies that […]

Battery

Math Can Make Your Batteries Charge Twice as Fast

Most battery advances concentrate on improving hardware, but researchers from the University of California San Diego have developed new algorithms that can cut lithium-ion battery charge times in half. Usually battery behavior is tracked by monitoring voltage and current, but according to the researchers relying on those measures leads to over-designed, oversized batteries that weigh […]