A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology recently developed a revolutionary form of nanowire technology that enables artificial surfaces to detect mechanical pressure at the same level of sensitivity as would a human finger. Previous attempts to create an artificial sense of touch have relied largely on … Continue reading
Robo graders are a recent phenomenon developed to score and provide feedback for essay writing. The notion of automated essay grading was first proposed 50 years ago, but the computational power of the 1960s was insufficient to make the proposition a reality (2). Today, robo graders are being separately designed … Continue reading
Computer forensics integrates the fields of computer science and law to investigate crime. For digital evidence to be legally admissible in court, investigators must follow proper legal procedures when recovering and analyzing data from computer systems. Unfortunately, laws written before the era of computer forensics are often outdated and cannot … Continue reading
Nuclear marine propulsion, like microwaves, was a brainchild of war. While research into atomic fission had started in the late 19th century, World War II provided a new sense of urgency for scientists. Nuclear technology made leaps in the six years leading to the conclusion of WWII, culminating in the … Continue reading
Genome sequencing has given rise to a new generation of genetically engineered bioweapons carrying the potential to change the nature of modern warfare and defense.