Sam Haldane

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Can iPhone5S fingerprint sensor be hacked?

Within hours of its launch, a German-based organisation claimed to have hacked Apple's system. How hard is this to do. Head squeeze’s Mark Champkins explains.<p>The new iPhone 5S features a new fingerprint sensor built into the home button to unlock the phone. But, within a day of its launch, a …

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Gun dealers agree on when to deny purchases - Futurity

Most US gun retailers support denying purchases for people with a history of violence, serious …

New kind of microscope uses neutrons

Device could open up new areas of research on materials and biological samples at tiny scales.<p>Researchers at MIT, working with partners at NASA, have …

Why Women Might Be Giving Up On Math And Science

Science, math and engineering are still dominated by men, and few professors in those fields are women. Host Arun Rath talks to Eileen Pollack, who wrote about the bias that may keep women out for <i>The New York Times</i>.<p>Transcript<p>ARUN RATH, HOST:<p>The vast majority of professional scientists, …

This Water Droplet Maze Is Mesmerizing

Watch it in action. Plus: learn something about the Leidenfrost effect.<p>Have you heard of the Leidenfrost effect? If not, it's about to be your favorite effect. If yes, same.<p>The basic idea is, when a liquid comes in contact with something really hot--about twice as hot as the liquid's boiling point, …

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Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds

One morning this summer, I got up at first light – I'd left the blinds open the night before – then drank a strong cup of coffee, sat near-naked by an open window for an hour, worked all morning, then had a martini with lunch. I took a long afternoon walk, and for the rest of the week experimented …

What Happens If An Astronaut Floats Off In Space?

In short: he's in trouble.<p>In the film <i>Gravity</i>, which opens this month, two astronauts are on a spacewalk when an accident hurtles them into the void. So what would actually happen if you went, in NASA's terminology, "overboard"?<p>NASA requires spacewalking astronauts to use tethers (and sometimes …