News tagged with fingerprints

Shifty, but secure eyes

A biometric security system based on how a user moves their eyes is being developed by technologists in Finland. Writing in the International Journal of Biometrics, the team explains how a person's saccades, their tiny, ...

Aug 29, 2012
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'Diving board' sensors key to DNA detection

A tiny vibrating cantilever sensor could soon help doctors and field clinicians quickly detect harmful toxins, bacteria and even indicators of certain types of cancer from small samples of blood or urine. Researchers from ...

Jul 27, 2012
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Finding fingerprints in sea level rise

It was used to help Apollo astronauts navigate in space, and has since been applied to problems as diverse as economics and weather forecasting, but Harvard scientists are now using a powerful statistical tool to not only ...

May 18, 2012
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New crime-fighting tools aim to deter and nab terrorists

Fingerprints, ballistics, DNA analysis and other mainstays of the forensic science toolkit may get a powerful new crime-solving companion as scientists strive to develop technology for "fingerprinting" and tracing the origins ...

Feb 08, 2012
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