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Wifi-Blocking Wallpaper May Keep Your Network More Secure
2012-07-19 12:05:59

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Your personal wifi security may soon increase dramatically with a few rolls of new wallpaper. Researchers at Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble, in cooperation with the Centre Technique du Papier, in France, developed the wall covering, known as metapaper, that can preventing wifi signals from being broadcast beyond the confines of an office or apartment, reports Sean Gallagher for Ars Technica. The product contains conductive...

Researchers Bend Radio Waves Into Pasta Shapes
2012-03-02 13:36:50

Researchers have solved the problem of radio congestion by twisting radio waves into the shape of fusilli pasta. Scientists reported in the Institute of Physics and German Physical Society's New Journal of Physics that this feat allows for a potentially infinite number of channels to be broadcast and received. A wave is able to twist a certain number of times in either a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction, allowing for several configurations. "In a three-dimensional perspective,...

Image 1 - Tiny Device Can Swim Through Your Bloodstream
2012-02-23 09:22:21

[ Watch the Video ] Engineers at the Stanford University School of Engineering have for the first time demonstrated a wirelessly powered medical device so small that it can be implanted in the human body and propel itself through the bloodstream, a feat scientists have been trying to accomplish for more than fifty years. Ada Poon, an assistant professor at Stanford, and lead researcher of the project, presented her research at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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