Few notice the “spotter car” from Manny Sousa’s repo company as it scours Massachusetts parking lots, looking for vehicles whose owners have defaulted on their loans. Sousa’s unmarked car is part of a technological revolution that goes well beyond the repossession business, transforming any industry that wants to check on the whereabouts of ordinary people.
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Here's an interesting academic document we found related to hardware hacking. In this published doctoral dissertation, Timo Kasper from the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, presents in detail his efforts in analyzing the security of Mifare smart cards. "The tools are first employed for analyzing a contactless payment application, which is based on Mifare Classic technology, with more than one million issued cards. This thesis illustrates an implementation for extracting the cryptographic keys ...
Great art is often interactive, and captivating design is frequently dynamic. Such is the case with Ghostcube, a beautifully conceived study in topological transfiguration created by Swedish designer Erik Åberg out of interconnected wooden cubes.
Most people see slime mold and think “gross”. But researchers have discovered a new use for the substance- urban planning. Via The Guardian. When asked, slime mould would reroute the M6. For years now, researchers in the field of urban transport have looked at biomimicry as a tool for establishing the most efficient routes around […]
What would happen if a hurricane were to plough through a wind farm consisting of tens of thousands of individual turbines? A Stanford engineer recently ran a computer simulation to find out — and the results were astonishing.