One of the unique features for the upcoming iPhone X is facial recognition security, where users can simply unlock their phones by holding it up to their face and allowing the phone's security measures to identify the correct user.
It's just the evolution of security for phones and, in general, for technology that holds sensitive or confidential material. From a passcode or password to thumbprint recognition to retina scans, experts have developed some of the most intricate means of cybersecurity authentication.
However, it seems just as soon as new means of authentication are developed and put
into use, hackers find a way around them, from hacking passwords to faking fingerprints
to fool biometric security systems. As soon as one wall is erected, someone else blows
June 7, 2017
By: George Watson
To measure the magnitude of the flow of an electric current, the connection of the current must be broken to insert an ammeter. It is a process that can be time consuming.
But Shelby Lacouture, a researcher at Texas Tech University, may have come up with a solution that would allow for the construction of an image of an electric current similar to how thermal imaging works. It could result in very broad applications across numerous sciences, such as examining the current flow in circuit boards, wiring or large semiconductor devices.
So applicable is the technology and the innovation from it that Lacouture has been recognized with one of the top innovation awards in the country.
Lacouture, a senior research associate in the Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics
research center within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas
Tech, earned the 2017 National Innovation Award for his work, "Electric Current and
Magnetic Field Imaging System."
"For contributions to the fundamental understanding of nitride semiconductors and the development of novel nitride photonic devices for sensing, display, and solid-state lighting applications."
"For achievements in photonic devices and development of III-nitride semiconductor materials."
"For contributions to high linearity and high efficiency silicon RF power amplifiers
for broadband wireless applications."
"Risk-Aware Power System Operations with Significant Wind Power Penetration"
NSF CAREER Award: "Raman Spectroscopy of Interlayer Phonons in van der Waals Heterostructures,"
National Science Foundation, $517,923 (Award No. DMR-155248
Nature Communications 8, Article number: 372 (2017)
Dispersion engineering and frequency comb generation in thin silicon nitride concentric microresonators