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Computer programs improve fingerprint grading

Subjectivity is problematic when evaluating fingerprints, and quality is in the eye of the examiner. But three computer programs used together can give fingerprint grading unprecedented consistency and objectivity, ...

dateJul 03, 2013 in Software
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The 3-D printing revolution

"3-D printing"—the popular name for "additive manufacturing"—has been identified as one of the coming cluster of "disruptive" technologies. Expectations are that it will be a way—not the only way—to ...

dateJun 21, 2013 in Engineering
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Probing Question: Are MOOCs here to stay?

In higher education, 2013 may be remembered as the year of the MOOC. For those playing catch-up, MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses, are college-level classes taught entirely over the Internet. Like students ...

dateJun 20, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Sound waves precisely position nanowires

(Phys.org) —The smaller components become, the more difficult it is to create patterns in an economical and reproducible way, according to an interdisciplinary team of Penn State researchers who, using ...

dateJun 19, 2013 in Nanophysics
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