News tagged with iris

Iris for safer air travel

Aviation accidents sometimes highlight how much we still rely on old-fashioned radio contact by pilots and vulnerable tracking systems. But satellites are set to change sky safety, thanks to international collaboration.

dateMay 09, 2014 in Engineering
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NASA's IRIS spots its largest solar flare

( —On Jan. 28, 2014, NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, or IRIS, witnessed its strongest solar flare since it launched in the summer of 2013. Solar flares are bursts of x-rays and light that stream out ...

dateFeb 21, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Biometrics on a mass scale

The largest biometric program in history – collecting iris and fingerprint patterns of 1.2 billion people in three years – aims to improve the quality of life for some of India's most disadvantaged and marginalized citizens ...

dateFeb 07, 2014 in Computer Sciences
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IRIS provides unprecedented images of sun

The region located between the surface of the sun and its atmosphere has been revealed as a more violent place than previously understood, according to images and data from NASA's newest solar observatory, the Interface Region ...

dateDec 09, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Authentic brain waves improve driver security

One-time entry authentication methods, such as passwords, iris scanners and fingerprint recognition are fine for simple entry whether to a protected building or a private web page. But, a continuous biometric system is needed ...

dateSep 05, 2013 in Engineering
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NASA's IRIS mission to launch in June

Lying just above the sun's surface is an enigmatic region of the solar atmosphere called the interface region. A relatively thin region, just 3,000 to 6,000 miles thick, it pulses with movement: Zones of different temperature ...

dateJun 04, 2013 in Space Exploration
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