'E-gate' adds face recognition to airline security
Silicon Valley-based AOptix on Monday introduced new "e-gates" that recognize faces as well as irises of passengers before opening to let them board flights.
NASA's IRIS spots its largest solar flare
(Phys.org) —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 ...
Mexico to pioneer iris technology on ID cards
Mexico will on Monday become the first country to start using iris scans for identity cards, according to the government, which claims the scheme will be highly secure.
BlackBerry may soon capture your eye and identity
Bringing back a bit of the sexiness of gadgets more suited to Ethan Hunt, James Bond or Captain Kirk, Research in Motion is making your BlackBerry an "eye-device," with information from your iris stored inside.
Developing tiny cave camera and iris recognition technology for military, homeland security
Researchers are expanding new miniature camera technology for military and security uses so soldiers can track combatants in dark caves or urban alleys, and security officials can unobtrusively identify a subject from an ...
A first for NASA's IRIS: Observing a gigantic eruption of solar material
A coronal mass ejection, or CME, surged off the side of the sun on May 9, 2014, and NASA's newest solar observatory caught it in extraordinary detail. This was the first CME observed by the Interface Region ...
Knobbly knees in competition with fingerprints
Forget digital fingerprints, iris recognition and voice identification, the next big thing in biometrics could be your knobbly knees. Just as a fingerprints and other body parts are unique to us as individuals and so can ...
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 ...
New research raises questions about iris recognition systems
Since the early days of iris recognition technologies, it has been assumed that the iris was a "stable" biometric over a person's lifetime "one enrollment for life." However, new research from University of Notre Dame ...
'Smart glass' micro-iris for smartphone cameras
A small, low-powered camera component made from a "smart glass" material has been created by a group of researchers in Germany with the hope of inspiring the next generation of smartphone cameras.
Bionym: Software that gets to the heart of computer security
(Phys.org)—Passwords are the bane of 21st century life. But Bionym, a Toronto-based tech start-up, promises to change that.
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 ...
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, ...
IRIS mission gets first look at Sun's mysterious interface region
NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) spacecraft has captured its first observations of a region of the sun that is now possible to observe in detail: the lowest layers of the sun's atmosphere.