1. Tech

    Rise of the botnets

    Botnets are armies of connected, infected computers that attack websites and other online businesses. Some scientists have found ways to use connected computers for good, too.

  2. Tech

    This bionic mushroom makes electricity

    What do you get when you combine fungi, graphene, 3-D printing and photosynthetic bacteria? A mushroom that makes electricity.

  3. Computing

    These young researchers take aim at sports

    Three Broadcom MASTERS finalists invented sports-related devices. They illustrate that young inventors can find inspiration anywhere, even at work and play.

  4. Computing

    This printer makes ‘visual’ aids for people with sight problems

    A physicist’s vision loss was the inspiration to develop new printers. They create touch-to-read maps, charts and graphs. Some can even talk to blind users.

  5. Computing

    New apps match donated items with people in need

    Two 2018 Broadcom MASTERS finalists developed apps to help match donors’ aid of food or disaster relief with the people who need these.

  6. Computing

    Computers can now make fool-the-eye fake videos

    Hackers can now use computers to move facial expressions (and more) from someone in one video to a person in another. The results look totally real, ushering in a whole new type of fakery.

  7. Computing

    What powers these electronics? We do!

    Active people may end up becoming the 'fuel' for their electronics. Engineers are developing ways to harness the body’s motions to power the many devicess on which we now depend.

  8. Computing

    New tech helps deaf-blind people ‘watch’ TV

    An innovative system can let deaf-blind people “watch” television in real time without needing someone right there to interpret for them.

  9. Computing

    Incognito browsing is not as private as most people think

    You may think you’re going deep undercover when you set your web browser to incognito. But you’d likely be mistaken, a new study finds.

  10. Computing

    Fingerprints could help keep kids from dangerous websites

    A teen develops a program that estimates age based on someone’s fingers

  11. Computing

    Computers mine online reviews for signs of food poisoning

    Health officials are getting help in identifying restaurant goers who got food poisoning by teaching computers to scout social-media posts for signs of illness.

  12. Materials Science

    Zap! Laser tattoos could create electronics to eat or wear

    Lasers can tattoo a nontoxic form of carbon onto everyday items. This one day could lead to wearable — even edible — electronics.