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2008-04-02 16:04:10

A fingerprint identification technology for use in Personal Identification Verification (PIV) cards that offers improved protection from identity theft meets the standardized accuracy criteria for federal identification cards according to researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

2006-09-04 10:35:00

Catching criminals could become quicker thanks to a new fingerprint technique developed by British scientists.

2006-05-17 01:50:00

Foreigners arriving in Japan will be photographed and fingerprinted on arrival as part of measures to prevent terrorism, under a measure approved by Japan's parliament on Wednesday.

2006-03-07 01:40:00

Japan's government on Tuesday endorsed legislation requiring foreigners to be photographed and fingerprinted on arrival as part of measures to prevent terrorism.

2006-01-11 02:55:00

Japan's plans to fingerprint foreigners at immigration checkpoints, aimed to prevent terrorism, risk breaching human rights and invading individuals' privacy, a lawyers' group said on Wednesday.

2005-09-13 11:51:24

While forensic scientists have long claimed fingerprint evidence is infallible, the widely publicized error that landed an innocent American behind bars as a suspect in the Madrid train bombing alerted the nation to the potential flaws in the system. Now, UC Irvine criminologist Simon Cole has shown that not only do errors occur, but as many as a thousand incorrect fingerprint “matches” could be made each year in the U.S. This is in spite of safeguards intended to prevent errors.

2005-07-27 13:21:33

LONDON (Reuters) - Nearly all types of paper, plastic and packaging have unique microscopic imperfections or fingerprints on their surface that could be used as a cheaper way to prevent fraud, scientists said Wednesday.

2005-03-29 07:34:07

Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists are using a new technique to see fingerprints on surfaces that typically make them invisible.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.