Thursday, November 18, 2010

Computer Science: Cyber Warfare

Putting the pieces together just so you can lose sleep tonight.

Imagine if an Enemy of the United States had the ability to alter, stop, or read the flow of information between two sites: Say between a soldier in the field and his base. This would make a great basis for a technothiller or the stuff of nightmares for the Pentagon.

Guess What!

Report sounds alarm on China's rerouting of U.S. Internet traffic

Or add on this piece...

What if you could track U.S. troops by the GPS in their smartphone or by using Facebook?

Apps that answer Miltary's needs

Hey! Why don't we just put our soldiers in Bozo the Clown outfits. I'm sure that would make them easier to find.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Friday, March 05, 2010

Physics: Touchpad Tracking and Capacitance

How does a touchpad work? If touchpads come from just a few manufacturer, why does their performance varies widely in products such as phones and PDA. Here is a great article answering those question.

Finger Fail: Why Most Touchscreen Miss the Point

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Geology/Environment Sci: Earthquake in Haiti

On Tuesday Haiti was struck by 7.0 magnitude earthquake. People are still being rescued from the rumble as aid workers from all over the world pour in to help the victims.

Satellite Image of Port-Au-Prince,Haiti

The image shows the aftermath of a 7.0-magnitude quake, Haiti's worst in two centuries, which struck at 1653 local time (2153 GMT) on Tuesday, just 15km (10 miles) south-west of Port-au-Prince.