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  • SciTech Briefs

    Scientists create new nanostructures

    SciTech | September 13, 2010
  • MULE looks to revolutionize laptop security by using location

    Keeping data secure is not easy. With one lapse of judgment and one lost laptop, millions of credit card and Social Security numbers can fall into the hands of fraudsters and criminals. Average people also have some amount of personal information on their computers that they would not want to be made available to the highest bidder. However, only a few people are paranoid enough to take effective ...

    SciTech | April 12, 2010
  • With Surfacescapes, Dungeons & Dragons becomes high-tech

    Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) is a popular pen-andpaper role-playing game. Part of the reason people enjoy playing it as much as they do is that it leaves almost everything to the imagination.
    The game is not really played out on the table in front of you, but in your mind’s eye, and this aspect, along with the game’s many rules and complex setup process, often turns away newcomers. Many attempts h...

    SciTech | April 5, 2010
  • SciTech Briefs

    Semiconducting ink makes RFID tags

    SciTech | March 29, 2010
  • Skinput transforms arm into touchpad

    As electronic devices get smaller and smaller, the buttons, touch screens, and knobs we use to control them must do the same. A need for usability constrains the size of devices and is often the only thing that keeps devices from getting smaller and more convenient to carry. Chris Harrison, a third-year Ph.D. student at the Human Computer Interaction Institute, has found a way to move the method o...

    SciTech | March 22, 2010