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Sony Patents Technology To Put Camera And Sensors Behind Smartphone Display
2012-03-26 13:13:01

Jedidiah Becker for RedOrbit.com Last week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Sony the rights to a patent that will allow them to place front-facing cameras on smartphones behind rather than on top of the display screen. Not only will this allow smartphone makers to make display screens a little taller, it also opens the door for new technologies such as touch-screen fingerprint scans for heightening security on the increasingly versatile devices. The patent request describes...

2012-02-09 21:26:47

Fingerprints that are potential key pieces of evidence in court currently are not being considered due to shortcomings in the way this evidence is reported, according to a report by a Penn State Assistant Professor of Forensic Science and Statistics Cedric Neumann, published today in Significance, the magazine of the Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association. Neumann has devised a statistical model to enable the weight of fingerprint evidence to be expressed in...

2012-02-08 14:35:07

Potentially key fingerprint evidence is currently not being considered due to shortcomings in the way it is reported, according to a report published today in Significance, the magazine of the Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association. Researchers involved in the study have devised a statistical model to enable the weight of fingerprint evidence to be quantified, paving the way for its full inclusion in the criminal identification process. Fingerprints have been...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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