Study shows how easy it is to determine someone's identity with cell phone data
New polymer can be used to map sweat droplets in fingertips for identification purposes
Research shows smartphone sensors leave trackable fingerprints
Fingerprints—those swirling residues left on keyboards and doorknobs—are mostly invisible. They can affirm your onetime presence, but they cannot be used to track your day-to-day activities.
Engineers make tiny, low-cost, terahertz imager chip
(Phys.org)—A secret agent is racing against time. He knows a bomb is nearby. He rounds a corner, spots a pile of suspicious boxes in the alleyway, and pulls out his cell phone. As he scans it over the packages, ...
IDair has a fingerprint scanner from standoff distance
New class of stellar explosions discovered
They're bright and blue-and a bit strange. They're a new type of stellar explosion that was recently discovered by a team of astronomers led by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Among the most ...
Super-Earth has an atmosphere, but is it steamy or gassy?
In December 2009, astronomers announced the discovery of a super-Earth known as GJ 1214b. At the time, they reported signs that the newfound world likely had a thick, gaseous atmosphere. Now, a team led by ...
Supernova shrapnel found in meteorite
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have identified the microscopic shrapnel of a nearby star that exploded just before or during the birth of the solar system 4.5 billion years ago.
Phoenix Mars Lander finds surprises about red planet's watery past
(PhysOrg.com) -- Liquid water has interacted with the Martian surface throughout Mars' history, measurements by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander suggest.
Room's Ambience Fingerprinted By Phone
(PhysOrg.com) -- Your smart phone may soon be able to know not only that you're at the mall, but whether you're in the jewelry store or the shoe store.
DIY 'tinkerers' create more than mere toys from spare parts
To Ken Delahoussaye, an old computer, cell phone, camera or even a child's toy is much more than a disposable device. Each is something he can take apart and fuse with other parts to create something totally new.
Why Do We Have Fingerprints?
Stuck on you: Research shows fingerprint accuracy stays the same over time
Fingerprints have been used by law enforcement and forensics experts to successfully identify people for more than 100 years. Though fingerprints are assumed to be infallible personal identifiers, there has ...
Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor may take smartphone security to new level
Fingerprint sensor technology currently used in smartphones like the iPhone 6 produces a two-dimensional image of a finger's surface, which can be spoofed fairly easily with a printed image of the fingerprint. ...