Fingerprint tech from Qualcomm uses ultrasonic sound waves
Study reveals north/south genetic divide in Welsh red kite
A study of the modern red kite population in Wales has revealed a north/south genetic divide that runs along the Towy Valley.
Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone
Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass.
First Look: Samsung gets a lot right with new S6 phones
Samsung's new Galaxy smartphones improve in two major areas: design and picture quality.
The first ever photograph of light as both a particle and wave
(Phys.org)—Light behaves both as a particle and as a wave. Since the days of Einstein, scientists have been trying to directly observe both of these aspects of light at the same time. Now, scientists at ...
A novel nucleating agent that builds on the concept of molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) could allow crystallographers access to proteins and other biological macromolecules that are usually reluctant ...
Precision gas sensor could fit on a chip
Using their expertise in silicon optics, Cornell engineers have miniaturized a light source in the elusive mid-infrared (mid-IR) spectrum, effectively squeezing the capabilities of a large, tabletop laser onto a 1-millimeter ...
Pakistan tightens cellphone control after Taliban massacre
(AP)—Almost every Pakistani citizen has a cellphone, but from now on, Big Brother is checking to make sure their name, number and fingerprints are on record. The measures are meant to tighten control of ...
Anti-counterfeit polymers work like fingerprints
Wrinkle predictions: New mathematical theory may explain patterns in fingerprints, raisins, and microlenses
As a grape slowly dries and shrivels, its surface creases, ultimately taking on the wrinkled form of a raisin. Similar patterns can be found on the surfaces of other dried materials, as well as in human fingerprints. ...
Forensics exhibition shows how science can make dead speak
(AP)—For all of us, death is the end. For forensic scientists, it's also a beginning.
School surveillance on the rise
Invasive school surveillance practices are the norm in the UK and USA, and according to a University of Adelaide criminologist, such practices are becoming increasingly popular in Australian schools.
Host influences bacterial metabolism
Bacteria are masters in adapting to their environment. This adaptability contributes to the bacteria's survival inside their host. Researchers at the Vetmeduni Vienna now demonstrated that the bacterial pathogen ...
Space-age technology points African herders in right direction
Space-age technology is coming to the aid of rural herders in Kenya, helping them deal with drought, climate change, civil unrest and land-use pressures that threaten food security in the region.