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There are a lot of automated banking by phone facilities that rely on the user entering their account numbers and passwords via the keypad. An attacker won't even need sophisticated speech recognition software - all they need is software looking for DTMF tones.
I'm sure you'll find things much different at your ultimate destination.
So getting past Saint Peter is easier than getting into the US...
Filed under: Misc. GadgetsEarth Week and all, it's not too surprising to hear of San Diegans stretching their mental might and figuring out an effective way to convert carbon dioxide to fuel, but according to the University of California, San Diego, that's precisely what they've done. Clifford Kubiak and Aaron Sathrum have reportedly developed a prototype device "that can capture energy from the sun, convert it to electrical energy, and split carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide and oxygen." Interestingly, this concept produces more than just an alternate source of fuel, as CO2 splitting also creates a "useful industrial chemical" in CO, and furthermore, helps reduce a greenhouse gas. Currently, they are building the device using a gallium-phosphide semiconductor, and while the existing rendition still requires "additional energy" outside of sheer sunlight for the process to work, they're hoping that the American Chemical Society will warm up to the idea and give 'em a helping hand.
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