Robotic vines illustrate chaos theory and the Butterfly Effect

By Timothy J. Seppala We’ve seen capacitive-touch-enabled plants before, but the robotic vines and leaves of Branching Systems are something altogether different. And, perhaps craziest of all, they respond to your presence. The leaves react to your inputs, and then nearby… Source:: Robotic vines illustrate chaos theory and the Butterfly Effect

Tougher encryption guidelines close a back door for NSA spies

By Jon Fingas The US’ National Institute of Standards and Technology is more than a little worried that its encryption guideilnes have been creating back doors for spies, and it’s changing its tune in order to plug those security holes. The agency is no longer rec… Source:: Tougher encryption guidelines close a back door for […]

Samsung tech would nearly double your phone's battery life

By Jon Fingas Don’t like that your Galaxy S6 conks out before you’re finished for the day? Samsung might offer some relief in the future. Its scientists have developed lithium-ion battery technology that promises much longer-lasting power packs. They use a silicon… Source:: Samsung tech would nearly double your phone’s battery life