News tagged with fingerprints

Facebook to scan for child porn

Facebook's chief technology officer said Thursday that the social network will start scanning for child pornography and images of missing children.

May 19, 2011
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Following your steak's history from pasture to plate

The package on a supermarket steak may say "grass-fed" or "grass-finished," but how can a consumer know whether the cow spent its days grazing peacefully on meadow grass or actually gorged on feedlot corn? In ACS's Journal of ...

May 11, 2011
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False positives rare from fingerprint examiners

In a controlled study, fingerprint examiners who determined that a crime scene-quality print matched a high-quality sample from the same individual were correct 99.8% of the time.

Apr 26, 2011
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Reading Avatar's DNA

You know when you're watching a pirated film downloaded from the Internet -- there's no mistaking the fuzzy footage, or the guy in the front row getting up for popcorn. Despite the poor quality, pirated video ...

Dec 21, 2010
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Light games with DNA

The diagnosis of hereditary diseases and the identification of genetic fingerprints hinge on high-sensitivity DNA imaging biotechnologies. These imaging tools detect specific genes in cells using fluorophores—fluorescent ...

Dec 10, 2010
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How authentic is your pomegranate juice?

You pick up a bottle of pomegranate juice at the store because you've learned that, although it costs more than most juices, it is replete with antioxidants that bring health benefits. But wait: Is the juice ...

Nov 29, 2010
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Passwords are passe but biometrics are not mobile

Writing in the International Journal of Electronic Marketing and Retailing, researchers from the US and Germany point out an inherent flaw in the financial industry adopting biometric logins to boost security in that the ad ...

Apr 23, 2010
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