News tagged with fingerprints

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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Video fingerprinting offers search solution

( -- 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 finding commercial ...

dateNov 09, 2009 in Computer Sciences
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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 can be used to ...

dateSep 10, 2009 in Genetics
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Fingerprints do not improve grip friction

Fingerprints mark us out as individuals and leave telltale signs of our presence on every object that we touch, but what are fingerprints really for? According to Roland Ennos, from the University of Manchester, other primates ...

dateJun 12, 2009 in Evolution
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