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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...

Image 1 - Hand-held Drug Testing Prototype Launched
2011-11-11 05:47:14

The world´s first prototype of a hand-held fingerprint drug testing device has been created by University of East Anglia spin-out company Intelligent Fingerprinting. The unique device detects drugs and other substances from the sweat contained in fingerprints and will enable mobile testing with instant results. Intelligent Fingerprinting Ltd is based in the NRP Innovation Centre at Norwich Research Park. The company developed the prototype with eg technology — a product...

2011-09-23 07:00:00

MaxVision®Ã¢s BPac 8000 ultra-compact, rugged, highly-reliable, multi-modal (finger/face/iris) biometric handheld computer is now available with a modular FBI-certified SAP45 (Appendix F) 1.5 x 1.6 inch dual fingerprint sensor option capable of capturing both flat and rolled fingerprints. Huntsville, AL (PRWEB) September 23, 2011 MaxVision®Ã¢s BPac 8000 ultra-compact, rugged, highly-reliable, multi-modal (finger/face/iris) biometric handheld computer is now...

Genetic Defect Leaves Some Without Fingerprints
2011-09-19 04:15:03

  Like DNA, fingerprints are unique to each person or set of identical twins. That makes them a valuable identification tool for everything from crime detection to international travel. But what happens when the tips of our fingers are missing those distinctive patterns of ridges? It's not the premise for a science fiction movie, but a real-life condition known as adermatoglyphia. It's also known as "Immigration Delay Disease," because affected individuals experience difficulty in...

2011-08-04 14:08:25

Scientists have identified a mutation that might underlie an extremely rare condition, called "adermatoglyphia," which causes people to be born without any fingerprints. The research, published by Cell Press online August 4th in The American Journal of Human Genetics, not only provides valuable insight into the genetic basis of adermatoglyphia and of typical fingerprint formation but also underscores the usefulness of rare genetic mutations as a tool for investigating unknown aspects of our...


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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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