Microwaving An Airbag: Slowmo Video

These days you can’t move for videos attempting to blend unconventional objects or pit them against red hot lava balls. But way back in 2009, Youtuber Jogwheel was microwaving inappropriate objects for (potentially perilous) research. Now the people behind a slow motion video channel have decided to replicate one of his more spectacular experiments…

Self-Healing Gel Could Protect Phone Screens

Melbourne University researchers are working on a self-healing gel that could mean cracked phone screens could repair themselves. The gel is made from poly(hydroxyl ethyl methacrylate), which is one of the key materials used to create contact lenses. The researchers have manipulated it such that it is normally firm, but can flow more like a […]

Windows 10 To Protect Folder Access

Windows 10 is testing a way to make it harder for ransomware to encrypt files. The optional feature would only allow approved apps to access, read from or write to a particular folder. “Controlled folder access” is planned to be part of Windows Defender and is already being tested by some users in the Windows […]

FREE eBook: Practical Linux Security Cookbook (a $22 Value) FREE For a Limited Time

For today’s free eBook, get “Practical Linux Security Cookbook” (a $22 Value,) FREE For a Limited Time! Whether you are new to Linux administration or experienced, this book will provide you with the skills to make systems more secure. What You Will Learn: -Learn about various vulnerabilities and exploits in relation to Linux systems -Configure […]

Media Player Subtitles ‘A Security Risk’

Researchers say popular media players could pose a security risk through their subtitles feature. Several firms have issued or will soon issue a security update. The issue is with media players that search online for repositories of subtitle files and select the highest rated ones, the idea being to pick the ones with the best […]

FREE eBook: Practical Windows Forensics (A $31 Value)

Today, we’re offering you a free eBook from Packt publishing, Practical Windows Forensics (a $31 value,) for free! Over the last few years, the wave of the cybercrime has risen rapidly. Regardless of your level of experience in the field of information security in general, this book will fully introduce you to digital forensics. What […]

Women of NASA Lego Set Gets Go Ahead

Lego has confirmed it will be producing a special set commemorating leading female figures in NASA history. The idea came through its Lego Ideas campaign that lets people come up with suggestions, with the company considering those that get more than 10,000 supporters. The set — which is shown here in concept form — will […]

So What Is Brain Surgery? [Video]

“Brain surgery” has become a synonym for a particularly complicated and challenging task, but in this six minute video, Doctor Greg Foltz gives a refreshingly clear explanation of exactly what happens in the procedure and how technology assists the skilled surgeons. Sadly this clip is actually from a few years back and Doctor Foltz has since […]

Sweat Glands Creating Fingerprints[Video]

Fingerprints are ultimately nothing more than a pattern of perspiration created by the specific layout of sweat glands on the epidermal ridges that make up the familiar shape. This oddly intriguing timelapse video shows the process in action. [Via: The Awesomer]

Here’s Why You Should Stop Memorizing your Passwords

Here are some excellent reasons to use a password manager instead of coming up with new passwords for every sites you use. I use Dashlane, which is free and is one of the best password managers out there, but there are plenty of others on the web.

Cold Tea Provokes Engineer Data Storm

An engineer from an electronic laboratory disappointed by a gadget has used science to back up a humorously scathing review. ‘Dirty Hormonal’ decided to prove that the USB-powered mug warmer not only didn’t work as advertised, but couldn’t possibly do so while remaining safe. The engineer, who reports having a physics degree and electrical engineering […]

Bletchley Park To Become Codebreaking College

Second World War codebreaking hub Bletchley Park could become a specialist codebreaking college for teams aged 16 to 19. The aim is to educate and recruit cybersecurity workers. As we’ve covered several times, the UK facility helped crack several key German encryption codes, giving Allied forces better intelligence and, by most estimates, shortening the duration […]