News tagged with fingerprints

Safer swiping while voting and globetrotting

Since 2007, every new U.S. passport has been outfitted with a computer chip. Embedded in the back cover of the passport, the "e-passport" contains biometric data, electronic fingerprints and pictures of the ...

Apr 15, 2010
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UK police asks Internet cafes to monitor customers

(AP) -- Internet cafe users in the British capital may want to watch what they download. Scotland Yard is advising administrators of public Web spaces to periodically poke through their customers' files and ...

Mar 25, 2010
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Database can crack missing person cases -- if used

(AP) -- A new online database promises to crack some of the nation's 100,000 missing persons cases and provide answers to desperate families, but only a fraction of law enforcement agencies are using it.

Mar 08, 2010
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VLT captures first direct spectrum of an exoplanet

(PhysOrg.com) -- By studying a triple planetary system that resembles a scaled-up version of our own Sun’s family of planets, astronomers have been able to obtain the first direct spectrum -- the “chemical ...

Jan 13, 2010
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Video fingerprinting offers search solution

(PhysOrg.com) -- The explosive growth of video on the internet calls for new ways of sorting and searching audiovisual content. A team of European researchers has developed a groundbreaking solution that is ...

Nov 09, 2009
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YouTube pacts heighten copyright vigilance

YouTube on Wednesday said it will be able to quickly track snippets from live television shows thanks to new partnerships with three broadcast video delivery specialty firms.

Oct 07, 2009
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Electronic nose sniffs out toxins

Imagine a polka-dotted postage stamp-sized sensor that can sniff out some known poisonous gases and toxins and show the results simply by changing colors.

Sep 13, 2009
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DNA pioneer appeals for cuts to criminal database

(AP) -- Like so many great discoveries, it was an accident. British scientist Alec Jeffreys realized 25 years ago Thursday that individuals have "DNA fingerprints," unique patterns of genetic material that ...

Sep 10, 2009
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