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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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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Review: New Intel chips power skinny laptops

(AP) -- Tiny, cheap laptops known as netbooks have been a big success. But not everyone likes their small screens and keyboards, and their processors aren't powerful enough for some common tasks, like playing high-quality ...

dateJun 11, 2009 in Hardware
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