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System Sniffs Out Trojans in Electromagnetic Emissions

Is that a warplane or a commercial airliner? Mistaking one for the other has had truly tragic consequences. So if you've got an automated system doing it, you better know for sure that it hasn't been compromised with a malicious hardware trojan somewhere along the supply chain.It's such scenarios that the Defense Advanced Research Agency (DARPA) is...

Inspire Kids to Study STEM with These Educational Resources

Careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are on the rise around the world. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, STEM careers were expected to grow by nearly 9 percent between 2017 and 2029. The Economic Times reported that India experienced a 44 percent increase in STEM jobs from 2016 to 2019. The Danish Technological...

How Philanthropy Became This IEEE Member’s Cause

You don't need to be a millionaire to be a philanthropist. Many philanthropists are working-class people with a passion for charitable causes. Bob Dent, who had a 40-year career in the power industry, is one of those individuals.The IEEE life senior member has donated to many causes, including the IEEE History Center, IEEE Smart Village, and IEEE REACH....

Stress Levels Revealed in Micro-Beads of Sweat

Sweat analysis isn't new: the dynamic chemical composition of perspiration has inspired researchers from elite athletic performance specialists to chronic disease experts to try to decipher its signals.But translating raw perspiration into "sweat equity" in real time in everyday life is not an easy task. Sometimes climatic conditions don't lend themselves...

The Metaverse Could Help Us Better Understand Reality

Certain neologisms seem to pop up, then disappear, only to return in another guise. William Gibson's award-winning 1984 science fiction classic Neuromancer popularized the word cyberspace, a meaningless portmanteau that went viral and eventually became a shorthand expression describing the totality of the online world. We're now seeing something similar...

Video Friday: TurtleBot 4

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We'll also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months; here's what we have so far (send us your events!):Silicon Valley Robot Block Party – October 23, 2021 – Oakland, CA, USASSRR 2021 – October...

Air Taxis Are Safe—According to the Manufacturers

Electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for urban commuting are currently under development by more than a dozen different companies. These concepts and prototypes, representing well over a billion dollars of venture capital investment in 2020 alone, promise that sometime in the near future, point-to-point travel between suburbs and...

Windows 11 Is Here, But Will It Run on Your PC?

Microsoft's Windows 11 is awesome. It also abandons millions of users. The latest version of Microsoft's 36-year-old operating system began its rollout on 5 October 2021. Some eligible devices may not receive it until mid-2022. Still, there's a chance your PC will have the update by the time you read this. If you have a new PC, that is. Windows...

Drones to Attempt Rescue of Starving Dogs Stranded by Volcano

For the past month, the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma has been erupting, necessitating the evacuation of 7,000 people as lava flows towards the sea and destroys everything in its path. Sadly, many pets have been left behind, trapped in walled-off yards that are now covered in ash without access to food or water. The reason that...

Windows 11 is Here, But Will It Run on Your PC?

Microsoft's Windows 11 is awesome. It also abandons millions of users. The latest version of Microsoft's 36-year-old operating system began its rollout on 5 October 2021. Some eligible devices may not receive it until mid-2022. Still, there's a chance your PC will have the update by the time you read this. If you have a new PC, that is. Windows...

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