Interesting links

Steganography storing information using clusters

Zone plate photography

Are we living in a simulation?

Bluetooth – headset insecurity

GSM decryption – using ordinary phones (no SDR needed)

Eureqa – generate equation from data

Door key duplication from photos

Van Eck Phreaking laptops

Decoding the light cast by monitors on a wall by Markus Kuhn

Fingerprinting PCs by clock skew from TCP time stamps

Recovering data from RAM by transfering RAM to another PC

Fermilab Holometer – Is 3D an illusion

Chemists outfox the law

80k a month through outsourcing

Single pixel camera

Metasploit GUI – interesting interface

Microwave propulsion

Electronic sunglasses – Block out sun with LCD

TWIRL – Factorisation using light

Bitcoin – Decentralised virtual currency

Precognition

Financial trading – Graphs of strange trade patterns

Cojoined twins who share a brain

EmoKit – Cheap EEG (also see)

deDected – Decrypting DECT with consumer hardware

Film VS Digital

Bike lock – Lamp scaling bike lock

Low power radio transmitter – Transmitting across thousands of miles

Betfair – Arbitrage etc.

USB Sniffer

Beamforming – Directing signal from antenna array

Global consciousness – project to find patterns in random numbers (probably complete nonsense)

Sonoluminescence – generating bursts of light using sound

Bluepill – proof of concept VM malware

Pogo – Open source DNA synthesizer

Converting thoughts to speech

Storing data for 1000 years

VM stealing keys from other VMs

Un-blowing fuses of an MCU

PUF – physically uncloneable functions

BCI Sidechannels

Detect a pulse – using a camera

Linguistic Relativity

Build your own quantum entanglement device

worlds most precise clock

Safecracking for the computer scientist

Extracting keys from a laptop using electric potential

Acoustic side-channel attack – detects ultrasound, generated from “vibration of electronic components in the computer, sometimes heard as a faint high-pitched tone or hiss (commonly called “coil whine”, though often generated by capacitors).”

Reading SRAM contents using lasers

Electromagnetic fault induction

Optical fault induction through camera flash

Masked ROM data extraction

Bees detecting EM fields from flowers

Tracking honey bees with RADAR and RFIDs

Schlieren photography – visual process that is used to photograph the flow of fluids of varying density

Airgap flash

Doomsday machine

DIY Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)

Home-built STM (Scanning Tunneling Microscope)

Obfuscated computation

Low-Cost Motility Tracking System (LOCOMOTIS) for Time-Lapse Microscopy Applications and Cell Visualisation – Using a cheapo microscope

Exploiting the DRAM rowhammer bug to gain kernel privileges

Water lenses

PrintScreen – printable screens

DIY HD projector

Disney Touche – Swept capacitative interface

Motion sensing using the doppler effect, on a laptop

VisualMic – capture sound from the vibrations of objects picked up using a camera (even low fps cameras, taking advantage of rolling-shutter)

Bitwhisper – communication across computers through heat

OpenQCM – Open source Quartz Crystal Microbalance

Using Optical Emission Analysis for Estimating Contribution to Power Analysis – using CCD/PMT to monitor IR emitted by a switching transistor, using a microscope

Tunable liquid metal antenna

Water droplet computer – Amazing videos of the operation

Mini laser ‘hologram’

Projection onto clouds

OpenDrop – microfluidic electrowetting platform

DIY microlenses

Attempting to access Inner speech via EMG

GSMem – Emitting RF data to a phone via memory bus

Jeep hacking – remote hacking of an unaltered vehicle

Extracting keypresses from the earth wire of a PC

Van eck phreaking against a laser printer

3D printed (FDM) tourbillon

Cryptanalysis of intercepted Israeli drone feeds

UV light showing heat resulting from current, due to soldermask and heat

Closing of Venus Flytrap by Electrical Stimulation of Motor Cells

Opening a safe with a rare earth magnet

Microwave auditory effect – “audible clicks (or, with speech modulation, spoken words) induced by pulsed/modulated microwave frequencies”

Digital sundial – outputs digits you can see

Two photon absorption enables Two-Photon Polymerization

Self replicating spacecraft, also see Astrochicken

Lego printer – actually assembles lego blocks into structures

X-ray pulsar base navigation – deepspace ‘GPS’

Tag-less Identification of Electrical Devices via Electromagnetic Emissions

Milk scanner – generate a 3D mesh by layering milk over an object

Steam Rocket – using steam to power a rocket

Ultrasonic levitation – levitating polystyrene, LEDs etc.

Confocal microscopy – making use of a laser and pinhole to increase resolution

Living Robot – photosensitive muscle cells

Cracking electronic safe locks

Kearny Fallout Meter – makes use of gold leaf to detect radiation

100$ Muon detection – using a Silicon photo-multiplier (SiPM)

Obtaining a value for Pi, using the monte carlo method, using rain!

Keystroke Recognition Using WiFi Signals

Are ants capable of passing the mirror test?

Nitinol heat engine

Diamond radio receiver

Reverse engineering Flash EEPROM memories using Scanning Electron Microscopy

Optical Tempest – reading data from MODEMs LEDs etc

Cheating casinos PRNGs

Digital Audio Recording Analysis The Electric Network Frequency Criterion – By recording 50/60Hz mains hum ‘Electric Network Frequency’ can be obtained and recorded for a long period. When audio is recorded in the presence of mains hum, the hum can be filtered and compared against recordings of ENF, to pinpoint the time the recording was made.

Singing Capacitors and Whining Inductors – A Practical Introduction to Acoustic Cryptanalysis

Brewing beer from 45 million year old yeast

The women who can smell Parkinson’s

High-resolution non-destructive three-dimensional imaging of integrated circuits

Creating a 3D model from the principle of displacement of a liquid

Documentaries

Shenzhen: The Silicon Valley of hardware

The Making of Neon Signs

Jiro Dreams of Sushi – excellent documentary on a sushi restaurant

What Owning a Ramen Restaurant in Japan is Like

A 750-Year-Old Secret: See How Soy Sauce Is Still Made Today


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