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Princess and the Pea? Invisibility cloak prevents an object from being felt

Princess and the Pea? Invisibility cloak prevents an object from being felt | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it

In the past years, invisibility cloaks were developed for various senses. Objects can be hidden from light, heat or sound. However, hiding of an object from being touched still remained to be accomplished. KIT scientists have now succeeded in creating a volume in which an object can be hidden from touching similar to a pea under the mattress of a princess. The results are now presented in the renowned Nature Communications journal. (DOI: 10.1038/ncomms5130)

 

Magicians and illusionists make things disappear by means of a skilled use of mental delusions and diversionary tactics. KIT researchers, by contrast, use invisibility cloaks based on the laws of physics. In the past years, various physical invisibility cloaks were developed. Optical invisibility cloaks, for instance, make objects appear invisible, while others appear to let heat or sound pass uninfluenced. A completely new type of invisibility cloak is the mechanical one developed by KIT scientists. It prevents an object from being touched.


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Experts excited by brain 'wonder-drug' - BBC News

Experts excited by brain 'wonder-drug' - BBC News | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
A drug for depression could stop all neurodegenerative diseases, including dementia, scientists hope.
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Counter terror police undergo specialist training on taking out lorry drivers who use vehicles as weapons

Counter terror police undergo specialist training on taking out lorry drivers who use vehicles as weapons | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Counter terror police have undergone specialist training to prepare them to take out lorry drivers who are using their vehicles as weapons, it has been revealed.
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Android Trojan Targeting Over 420 Banking Apps Worldwide Found On Google Play Store

Android Trojan Targeting Over 420 Banking Apps Worldwide Found On Google Play Store | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Researcher finds a new Android banking malware app on Google Play Store, which is targeting over 420 banking apps worldwide.
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Inmates hid self-built PCs in the ceiling and connected them to prison network

Inmates hid self-built PCs in the ceiling and connected them to prison network | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Inmates in built computers from PCs they were supposed to be dismantling for recycling, hid them in the ceiling, and connected them to the prison network.
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No More Ransom — 15 New Ransomware Decryption Tools Available for Free

No More Ransom — 15 New Ransomware Decryption Tools Available for Free | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Unlock your data for free with No More Ransom Project — 15 New Ransomware Decryption Tools Free Available
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First study finds neonic pesticides in US drinking water - BBC News

First study finds neonic pesticides in US drinking water - BBC News | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Traces of the most widely used insecticides in the world are detected in tap water for the first time.
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Hackers stole $800,000 from ATMs using Fileless Malware

Hackers stole $800,000 from ATMs using Fileless Malware | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Researchers reveal how hackers stole $800,000 from ATMs using fileless malware
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Unexpected new lung function discovered: Making blood

Unexpected new lung function discovered: Making blood | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Until now, blood cell production was ascribed solely to bone marrow, but studies on mice have found that the majority of the body’s platelets are produced in the lungs, as is a backup reservoir of blood stem cells that can step in when those in the bone marrow run dry.
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Websites Can Now Track You Online Across Multiple Web Browsers

Websites Can Now Track You Online Across Multiple Web Browsers | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
New Cross-Browsing Fingerprinting technique can now track online users across multiple web browsers
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First live birth evidence in dinosaur relative - BBC News

First live birth evidence in dinosaur relative - BBC News | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Scientists have uncovered the first evidence of live births in the group of animals that includes dinosaurs, crocodiles and birds.
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Video: What is a zero-day?

Melanie Teplinsky, cybersecurity expert and adjunct professor at American University’s Washington College of Law, explains.

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Banned chemicals persist in deep ocean - BBC News

Banned chemicals persist in deep ocean - BBC News | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Chemicals banned in the 1970s have been found in the deepest reaches of the ocean, according to a new study.
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Closest Earth-Size Planet May Get Robot Visitors—Here’s How

Closest Earth-Size Planet May Get Robot Visitors—Here’s How | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
A proposed project would send soap-size spacecraft to orbit Proxima Centauri, offering enough time to study the star’s intriguing world.
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30,000 London gun owners hit by Met Police 'data breach'

30,000 London gun owners hit by Met Police 'data breach' | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Who gave marketing agency access to super-sensitive address database?
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Researchers develop synthetic skeleton keys for fingerprint sensors

Researchers develop synthetic skeleton keys for fingerprint sensors | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Your fingerprint doesn't match anyone else's but parts of it might, and that could be enough
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If you get a text message like this do NOT open it - as it cost one woman £70,000

If you get a text message like this do NOT open it - as it cost one woman £70,000 | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it

Scam says there has been suspicious activity on your bank account
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Great Barrier Reef: Two-thirds damaged in 'unprecedented' bleaching - BBC News

Great Barrier Reef: Two-thirds damaged in 'unprecedented' bleaching - BBC News | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Coral bleaching has hit two-thirds of Australia's Great Barrier Reef within two years, surveys show.
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Plan to service UK F-35 jets in Turkey sparks security concerns - BBC News

Plan to service UK F-35 jets in Turkey sparks security concerns - BBC News | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
UK should have its own engine repair facilities for F-35 fighters in case of diplomatic crisis, says MP.
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Millions Of Smartphones Using Broadcom Wi-Fi Chip Can Be Hacked Over-the-Air

Millions Of Smartphones Using Broadcom Wi-Fi Chip Can Be Hacked Over-the-Air | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Wide-Range of Smartphones, including iPhone, iPad and most Android Handsets from Samsung, Nexus are vulnerable to Over-the-Air Hack.
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Teenager Is on Track to Plant a Trillion Trees

Teenager Is on Track to Plant a Trillion Trees | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Starting his project as a nine-year-old, Felix Finkbeiner aims to restore the world’s forests.
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World's largest artificial Sun rises in Germany

World's largest artificial Sun rises in Germany | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Germany's DLR has constructed the world's largest artificial Sun. The three-storey "Synlight" electrically-powered sun lamp will be used for various research projects, including developing processes for producing hydrogen fuel using sunlight.
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India smashes satellite launch record

India smashes satellite launch record | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has set a new record for the number of satellites delivered into orbit from a single rocket. The PSLV C37/Cartosat-2 Series Mission delivered 104 satellites into orbit, beating the previous record of 37 satellites set by Russia in 2014.

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Cybersecurity: Queen to open centre to protect against attacks - BBC News

Cybersecurity: Queen to open centre to protect against attacks - BBC News | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
The new security HQ designed to improve Britain's resilience to attacks will be opened by the Queen.
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Cyber security lessons offered to schools in England - BBC News

Cyber security lessons offered to schools in England - BBC News | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Schools will help find teenagers who could plug a skills shortage and be the experts of the future.
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Explosion in species diversity due to hybridization

Explosion in species diversity due to hybridization | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
No less than 500 new species of cichlids, brightly coloured perch-like fish, evolved in Lake Victoria (East Africa) over the past 15,000 years – a record in the animal and plant world. This evolutionary puzzle has now been solved by scientists from Eawag and Bern University.
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