Think all your secrets are safely tucked away on your smartphone just because only your fingerprint can unlock it? Watch researchers from Michigan State University compromise a biometric fingerprint sensor with nothing more than a scanner, an off-the-shelf inkjet printer, and readily available conductive ink.
There's a reason the animals that spend their days leaping from tree to tree have developed long prehensile tails. It not only gives them an extra limb for clinging to branches, it also helps them steer and adjust their center of gravity as they sail through the air. So it makes sense that if you were developing a…
Researchers at Michigan State University have upgraded their autonomous swimming robo-fish named Grace—short for Gliding Robot ACE—with the ability to passively glide through the water, potentially letting it swim forever on a single charge.
Graffiti isn't always used to spruce up abandoned homes, freeway overpasses or trains. Sometimes it's used by gangs to mark their territory or communicate about illicit activities. So this new system that accurately catalogues graffiti, and who's behind it, gives police a useful tool for identifying and staying one…
Scientists have a new laser sensor they say can detect roadside bombs, the cause of more than half the soldier deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Terrifying. The sound of MABEL's hard metal feet on the lab floor sends a chill down my spine. These poor, blind researchers at University of Michigan don't know what havoc they've wrought on our future. Who will save us?