News tagged with fingerprints

Nepal scientists to 'poo-print' tigers

Scientists in Nepal are to build up the world's first national DNA database of the endangered Bengal tiger by collecting and recording a unique genetic fingerprint from each adult's faeces.

Oct 21, 2011
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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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