Technology

2:48pm

Sat August 17, 2013
All Tech Considered

Cracking The Code: Just How Does Encrypted Email Work?

Originally published on Sat August 17, 2013 3:47 pm

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If the past few months have taught us anything, it's that everything we do online leaves a digital trail. While it may seem like there's not much we can do about it, there are some tech companies that are working to obscure that trail a little bit, with a process known as encryption.

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2:12pm

Sat August 17, 2013
All Tech Considered

Out Of The Comics, Into Reality: Jet Pack Moves Closer To Market

Originally published on Sat August 17, 2013 4:45 pm

Standing on the center console of the Martin Jetpack, a pilot straps in and uses the joysticks to control flight.
Lee Howell Martin Aircraft Co.

3:45am

Fri August 16, 2013
All Tech Considered

Tornado Tech: How Drones Can Help With Twister Science

Originally published on Fri August 16, 2013 9:30 am

Drones can provide information about temperature, humidity and pressure that current radar systems can't provide. Above, the Talos drone, which has a 15.5-foot wingspan.
Jamey Jacob Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma was hit particularly hard by two massive outbreaks this year in what's been another deadly season of tornadoes in the U.S. Despite technology and forecasting improvements, scientists still have plenty to learn about how and why tornadoes form.

Currently, one of the best ways for researchers to understand how tornadoes form is to chase them. So off they go with mobile science laboratories, rushing toward storms armed with research equipment and weather-sensing probes.

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12:55am

Fri August 16, 2013
All Tech Considered

Herzog Plumbs Guilt And Loss Wrought By Texting And Driving

Originally published on Fri August 16, 2013 2:31 pm

Reggie Shaw killed two men while he was texting on a Utah highway. He now speaks to groups about the dangers of texting and driving.
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6:20am

Thu August 15, 2013

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