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2009-07-22 13:10:00

Fingerprints move over. Scientists are reporting evidence that people have another defining trait that may distinguish each of the 6.7 billion humans on Earth from one another almost as surely as the arches, loops, and whorls on their fingertips. In a study scheduled for the Aug. 7 issue of ACS' monthly publication the Journal of Proteome Research, they report evidence from studies in humans for the existence of unique patterns in metabolism.Metabolism is a whole caboodle of chemical...

2009-07-16 14:06:51

Police in Florida said an alleged convenience store robber was caught with the help of fingerprints he left on a beer can at the scene. Vero Beach investigators said Jason Nesbitt entered the Kwik Stop store at 10:30 p.m. July 2, pulled a can of beer from a cooler and brought it to the front counter, WPTV, West Palm Beach, Fla., reported Thursday. Police said Nesbitt allegedly brandished an item that looked like a firearm, took all of the money from the cash register and fled the scene on a...

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2009-07-13 07:15:00

Chemistry researchers at University of Leicester announce simple but effective way of lifting prints'Bullet fingerprinting' technology developed at the University of Leicester in collaboration with Northamptonshire Police is now being advanced in new ways.Dr John Bond, from Northamptonshire Police Scientific Support Unit and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Leicester's Forensic Research Center developed- in collaboration with University scientists - a method to 'visualize...

2009-07-09 07:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: DigitalPersona Vice President of Marketing, Jim Fulton, will speak at the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) RetailNOW 2009 Conference and Expo, where he will provide attendees with an in-depth understanding of how retailers and restaurateurs can utilize biometrics with Point-of-Sale (POS) terminals to proactively combat payroll fraud and cash register shrink. Fulton's session, "Biometrics & POS: Solution To Stop Payroll...

2009-07-09 07:00:00

LUND, Sweden and WASHINGTON DC, July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Precise Biometrics has been awarded orders worth more than 6,1 million US dollar to supply fingerprint readers and software to the US Government, as a step in continued deployment of Precise Match-on-Card(TM) in multiple agencies. Delivery will start immediately and the order will be delivered and invoiced before end of 2009. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:...

2009-06-16 07:00:00

76 Wendy's Locations Realize Immediate Return on Investment with DigitalPersona U.are.U(R) Fingerprint Readers REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- DigitalPersona, Inc., a leader in fingerprint identity and authentication solutions, today announced that the largest Wendy's restaurant franchisee, Tar Heel Capital, has chosen DigitalPersona U.are.U Fingerprint Readers to combat theft. Tar Heel Capital, which owns 76 Wendy's franchise locations and employs 2800 people throughout North...

2009-06-15 10:45:00

PARIS, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On 9 June 2009, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published the results of Phase III of the MINEX II program. MINEX II evaluates the performances of fingerprint matching algorithms running on smart cards. The main advantage of On-Card Comparison is to enhance security and user privacy since the reference biometric data never leaves the card. It provides a very secure way of authenticating the card holder. Oberthur...

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2009-06-12 08:10:30

Fingerprints mark us out as individuals and leave telltale signs of our presence on every object that we touch, but what are fingerprints really for? According to Roland Ennos, from the University of Manchester, other primates and tree-climbing koalas have fingerprints and some South American monkeys have ridged pads on their tree-gripping tails, so everyone presumed that fingerprints are there to help us hang onto objects that we grasp. This theory that fingerprints increase friction between...

2009-06-09 07:00:00

Solution Receives Five Stars and Magazine's 'Best Buy' Award for Seamless Integration and Ease of Deployment REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- DigitalPersona, Inc., a leader in fingerprint identity and authentication solutions, today announced that the company's enterprise solution, DigitalPersona Pro, has received top honors from SC Magazine in the publication's annual Biometrics Group Test for the third consecutive year. Recognizing the product's continued leadership with a...

2009-06-04 04:53:00

PITTSBURGH, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists at ChemImage are pleased to report significant improvements in the ability to enhance contrast of untreated fingerprints on paper substrates. Using the CONDOR(TM) Hyperspectral Imaging System, application scientists at ChemImage have been able to apply new developments in software and hardware configurations resulting in the enhancement of more ridge detail of untreated latent prints on paper. "The results are very promising," said John...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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