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 holder, and a ...

dateApr 15, 2010 in Engineering
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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 keep an eye out ...

dateMar 25, 2010 in Internet
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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.

dateMar 08, 2010 in Other
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VLT captures first direct spectrum of an exoplanet

( -- 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 fingerprint” ...

dateJan 13, 2010 in Astronomy
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