Month: February 2017

They will spend 8 months in simulating a Martian expedition

The University of Hawaii has begun another mission to simulate an alien planet. Six specialists will be locked up in a special habitat where they will spend another eight months.

NASA has been preparing for a manned mission to Mars for several years, but before this mission is completed, much research is needed. One of its key aspects is the multi-month loneliness of astronauts. Therefore, before they go to a foreign planet, you need to see how long the isolation will affect their behavior.

This is done by experiments in Hawaii that are ideal for simulating the conditions of Mars. Specially selected special closes in habitats for many months, performing the same tasks that will wait them in a foreign world.

Soon another kind of experiment will be launched, which will be implemented in Mauna Loa. Six scientists from the United States and Europe will be closed for eight months. Isolated from society, will investigate their behavior.

The experiment is part of the mission HI-SEAS Mission V, which aims to better understand people’s reactions to prolonged isolation. Crew perform a variety of tasks and support life support systems. There will be eleven different studies to complete, and the collected data will help NASA prepare for a true mission.

Of course, the whole mission will be continually monitored, and to make the experiment more realistic, there will be a 20 minute delay in communication that simulates the distance that divides Mars from our planet.

Security and lock will not prevent you from getting to know your contacts and photos

If you already have the latest version of iOS on your iPhone, you should make sure your Siri voice assistant turns off when the screen is locked. Otherwise, everyone will be able to view your contacts and photos without worrying about security or fingerprints.

A simple way to circumvent Apple’s system security has been described and presented in the movie Jose Rodriguez, known for discovering many security vulnerabilities in the past. This time, it turns out you do not need to know the four-digit screen lock code, or worry about fingerprint protection – running voice assistant will “let” us into the system itself.

Just enter the wrong code several times, and when the system threatens us with a complete lock ask Siri to open the clock application, from which we will go to the address book application, and from there to the photo gallery. The trick though is not to give access to the whole system – which would be particularly dangerous – but still allows you to browse contacts from your address book and your phone’s photo library.