Archive: 01/19/2007

Right counter height can improve fingerprint capture

Once a tool primarily used by law enforcement, biometric technologies such as fingerprint readers increasingly are being used by governments and private industry for a personal ID that can't easily be forged or stolen. But, ...

Jan 19, 2007
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NIST 'Standard Bullet' fights gang violence

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a copper bullet designed to help end criminal sprees without once being fired. Crime laboratories can use NIST's "Standard ...

Jan 19, 2007
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New Miniaturized Device for Lab-on-a-Chip Separations

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed an elegantly simple, miniaturized technique for rapidly separating minute samples of proteins, amino acids and other chemical ...

Jan 19, 2007
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Study looks at traffic death risks

Eighteen-year-old males are as risky behind the wheel as 80-year-old females, says a new traffic study from Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University.

Jan 19, 2007
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The great cometary show

Comet McNaught, the Great Comet of 2007, is no more visible for observers in the Northern Hemisphere. It does put an impressive show in the South, however, and observers in Chile, in particular at the Paranal ...

Jan 19, 2007
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Learning the language of gene expression

Researchers have taken a major step towards understanding the language of gene regulation in the fruitfly Drosophila and they expect the technique to be rapidly applicable to understanding the effects of genome variation ...

Jan 19, 2007
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Leopards lose habitat to humans in India

Residents of rural towns in India have killed two rare leopards after the cats left their mountain habitats presumably to search for food.

Jan 19, 2007
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Flushing toilet takes medical prize

Public sanitation, including the flushing toilet, was picked as the greatest medical breakthrough since 1840 in an international poll released in London.

Jan 19, 2007
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