Showing posts with label Seeker. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Seeker. Show all posts

April 26, 2017

Hackers Can Now Break Into Your Phone Using Music

Dr. Sapna Parikh
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New research shows sound waves can manipulate the accelerometer in your phone; what implications does this have for data security?

April 18, 2017

It's Possible To Hack NASA Satellites... But Then What?

Amy Shira Teitel
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Satellites are just computer-controlled machines in space, and they can be hacked, but is that always a bad thing?

April 17, 2017

How Close Are We To Space Tourism?

Matt Morales
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Going to space on vacation might be a reality sooner than you think. But the question is, can you afford it?

April 6, 2017

The World's Deadliest Venom Could Save Your Life

Trace Dominguez
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Some animals produce venom that is lethal to both their prey and to humans, but scientists are finding ways to use these compounds as medicine.

April 5, 2017

Neural Lace Promises To Connect Our Brains To The Internet

Trace Dominguez
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Elon Musk is funding research towards "neural lace," a brain computer interface technology that could allow our brains to compete with AI.

March 22, 2017

Getting A DNA Test Could Keep You From Your Dream Job

Dr. Crystal Dilworth
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Genetic traits are already being used as selection criteria for some jobs, but do we really want DNA test results on our resumes?

The Crazy Way Scientists Launch Rockets From Balloons

Amy Shira Teitel
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Large chemical rockets are needed to launch payloads into space from the ground, but could rockoons, rocket balloons, be a more efficient alternative?

March 20, 2017

Poop Can Teach You A Lot, But You Have To Look At It

Amy Shira Teitel
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When it comes to health, what comes out of you is just as important as what you put in. What does your poo say about you?

March 17, 2017

This Giant Neuron Could Explain Where Consciousness Comes From

Trace Dominguez
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After uncovering three giant neurons, scientists could be one step closer to pinpointing where consciousness lives in the brain.

March 13, 2017

Ocean Volcanoes May Hold Clues To Alien Life

Trace Dominguez
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Scientists think studying 'extremophiles' in toxic hydrothermal vents could teach us about potential extraterrestrial life.

March 8, 2017

Earth's Magnetic Field Is Going To Flip, Here's How We Know

Trace Dominguez
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Scientists are using clues from ancient artifacts to help them predict the future of the magnetic field.

March 3, 2017

Pluto Could Be Made A Planet Again, Along With 102 Other Celestial Bodies

Trace Dominguez
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This proposed new definition of "planets" would bring back Pluto, but would also reclassify over a hundred other celestial bodies — including our moon!

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