Hacking The Universe is about figuring out how things work. Any things. All things. But specifically, for now, information security things and things about science.

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Computer Security For Beginners

Don’t put any information that you don’t want exposed on any computer system that is connected to anything. Consider using a second computer that is not connected or a portable USB drive that can be unplugged or encrypted. Don’t connect any computer system to any other system or network of system without considering possible negative […]

47 Years Ago Tonight

The Apollo 11 mission marked the first human landing on the Moon. Apollo 11 Descent: Film and LRO Imagery – youtube.com Side by side view of Apollo 11’s descent, showing the view out of the lunar module’s window side by side with the broader panorama reconstructed from LRO data.Video Courtesy of GoneToPlaid.

Smart Wound Stitches Collect Data

The use of smart thread in wound sutures (stitches) allows them to wirelessly collect data that can help doctors diagnose the healing process. Researchers invent “smart” thread that collects diagnostic data when sutured into tissue – [tufts.edu] For the first time, researchers led by Tufts University engineers have integrated nano-scale sensors, electronics and microfluidics into […]

3D Printing Bones With Electronics and Stem Cells Implanted

This amazing video shows 2 bones being 3D printed with a tendon connecting them, and imbedded with graphene, and conductive ink. A transistor is inserted and connected with the conductive ink. Two different types of stem cells are printed into the bone material and the tendon material. Aether 3D Bioprinter – Bioprinting Bone with Graphene […]

Juno Arrives at Jupiter

It has taken NASA space probe, Juno, nearly five years to reach Jupiter after traveling over 1.7 billion miles. Juno is now in orbit around Jupiter and NASA hopes to study Jupiter using images and data being relayed back to Earth. At present, it takes transmissions 48 minutes to return to Earth. Juno spacecraft trajectory […]

1765 – Niepce – bio

Nicephore Niepce was born in 1765 in France and invented photography and developed the first internal combustion engine. In 1807, the Niepce brothers: Nicephore and Claude, demonstrated the first internal combustion engine and were granted a patent for the design. It used a combination of moss, coal dust, and resin for fuel. PRECURSOR: 1206 – […]

A Cable Made From Diamond Nanothreads

The concept of a space elevator was just a theory when it was conceived, because no known substance was strong enough to suspend its own weight at the huge distances involved (around 100,000 kilometers). But then, carbon nanotubes were discovered, and they have the required strength to make the cable for a space elevator, when […]

Autonomous Ships

Ships that can operate themselves are in our future. Solving navigation and normal operations problems are not difficult with modern technology. Adapting “fly-by-wire” methodology from aviation to ocean going ships will allow all the ships systems to be controlled from a computer interface instead of manual controls. In fact, many modern ships are already in […]

3D Printing Stem Cell Bio-Ink

3D printing accumulates finely articulated layers to create complex three dimensional objects by extruding the material through jets, like ink-jet printers. Stem cells have shown tremendous potential to regenerate and replace tissues in human bodies. Using a polymer extracted from seaweed, researchers have created a “bio-ink” that contains stem cells and can be used in […]

Allen, Bezos, Branson, Musk: A New Space Race

NASA is headed toward irrelevance. The future of space exploration will be done by private companies. The early pioneers include: Paul Allen (money from Microsoft) – founder and CEO of Vulcan Inc, including a division known as Vulcan Aerospace, and its subsidiary, Stratolaunch Systems, which is developing an air launch vehicle capable of carrying an […]