Archive: 19/01/2007

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, ...

dateJan 19, 2007 in Other
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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 Bullet" to ...

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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.

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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 Observatory, ...

dateJan 19, 2007 in Astronomy
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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 ...

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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.

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