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Unhackable brain scans may some day replace passwords

Better Passwords Brain Scans

Security breaches affecting millions of users have come to light in recent years, yet we’re no better at protecting our personal data, or at picking good passwords, than we were before. But some companies are already looking at new ways to secure customer data that go beyond passwords and PINs. Fingerprint sensors are found on more and more smartphones in recent years, and retina scanners are coming too. But in the future, we may have an even more advanced way of logging into online services and protecting our data: Brain scans.

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Chris Smith

February 6th

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Cool, 360-degree video showcases NASA’s Greased Lightning drone

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Want to know what it’s like to pilot NASA’s remote-controlled plane dubbed Greased Lightning or GL-10?

Then, you have to check out this 360-degree video. It offers a birds-eye view from the pilot’s seat that shows the drone taking off, soaring over the countryside and then landing again.

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FoxNews.com

February 6th

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Someday, Suturing a Wound Will Involve Lasers 

A certain medical dye will stick together when hit by a laser, effectively suturing a wound without the need for staples or traditional sutures. But the dye will only penetrate as deep as the light does, so this method only works on superficial wounds. The solution is a biological wave guide to direct the light deeper into the wound.

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Esther Inglis-Arkell

February 5th

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Someday, Suturing a Wound Will Involve Lasers 

A certain medical dye will stick together when hit by a laser, effectively suturing a wound without the need for staples or traditional sutures. But the dye will only penetrate as deep as the light does, so this method only works on superficial wounds. The solution is a biological wave guide to direct the light deeper into the wound.

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Esther Inglis-Arkell

February 5th

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Scientists Explain the Physics of the Perfect Pancakes

Have you ever wondered why your pancakes sometimes have ugly craters, or a weird ring around their edges? A new analysis of pancake recipes could help you exploit physics to make the perfect pancake — and possibly one day save your sight.

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Esther Inglis-Arkell

February 5th

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The Best Girl Scout Cookie Wine Pairings, Tested

‘Tis the season for Girl Scout cookies, and everyone’s buzzing about a new guide from the folks behind the Vivino wine app, suggesting 12 wines to pair with 12 different types of Girl Scout cookies. Really? We were skeptical, so Gizmodo actually drank wine with Thin Mints and Trefoils. For you.

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Jennifer Ouellette

February 5th

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A Newly-Discovered Organism Turns Mud Snails Into Tiny Ravers

The mollusks pictured above are either getting ready for Coachella, or showcasing an intriguing new species of sea creature. This just-discovered type of polyp spends its life decorating the shells of snails.

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Esther Inglis-Arkell

February 5th

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New Zika Guidelines Advise Pregnant Women to Avoid Sex

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is asking pregnant women to abstain from sex if their partner has recently visited an area where Zika is currently active. The CDC’s updated guidelines also offers advice for men and their nonpregnant partners.

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George Dvorsky

February 5th

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New Zika Guidelines Advise Pregnant Women to Avoid Sex

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is asking pregnant women to abstain from sex if their partner has recently visited an area where Zika is currently active. The CDC’s updated guidelines also offers advice for men and their nonpregnant partners.

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George Dvorsky

February 5th

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Sakurajima Volcano Erupts in a Spectacular Display of Lightning and Lava

Earlier today, a volcano near the city of Kagoshima in Japan erupted, spewing lava and hurtling rocks nearly two miles away. The volcano is just 30 miles from the Sendai nuclear plant, but officials says there’s no immediate cause for concern.

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George Dvorsky

February 5th

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