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2009-10-26 08:07:06

Technology developed by the University of Warwick that can identify partial, distorted, scratched, smudged, or otherwise warped fingerprints in just a few seconds has just scored top marks in the world's two toughest technical fingerprint tests. The technology is also being rapidly taken up by the UK building trade who are delighted to have fingerprint technology which can cope with the often worn and ravaged builders' thumbprints.  Many other fingerprint techniques have tried to...

2009-10-20 07:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- DigitalPersona, Inc., a leader in fingerprint identity and authentication solutions, today announced that WAND Corporation, a leading supplier of point-of-sale (POS) software for quick-service restaurants, has integrated DigitalPersona technology into their NextGen POS and Classic POS solutions. WAND's quick-service customers can now use fingerprint biometrics to boost cashier accountability and deter unauthorized manager overrides. As a...

2009-10-19 07:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- DigitalPersona, Inc., a leader in fingerprint identity and authentication solutions, today announced that DigitalPersona® Pro, DigitalPersona® Personal, the One Touch® for Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) and the U.are.U® family of fingerprint readers, support Windows 7 and are available now. "With the general availability of Windows 7, customers need security...

2009-10-01 14:00:06

Police in Elmwood, Ohio, said they arrested America's dumbest criminal for breaking into the chief's office inside of a police station. The Elmwood Place Police Department said John Prentis, an informant who has worked with police, was caught on surveillance video kicking chief William Peskin's office door open at about 4 p.m. Monday and taking $1,000 from an evidence room inside the office, WCPO-TV, Cincinnati, reported Thursday. The video then shows Prentis shutting the door and wiping his...

2009-09-25 03:00:00

HONG KONG, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Futronic Technology Company Limited, a global provider of fingerprint recognition software and hardware products, announces the commercial release of FS50 FIPS201/PIV Compliant USB2.0 Two Finger Scanner. FS50 is a portable Fingerprint Scanner with 1.6 x 1.5 inch (40.64 x 38.10 mm) scanning area. Its advanced optical system can capture 800 x 750 pixels and 500 DPI image in 0.1 second. The large finger scanning area can capture two flat...

2009-08-25 07:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- DigitalPersona, Inc., a leader in fingerprint identity and authentication solutions, today announced the latest offering of the One Touch I.D. Software Development Kit (SDK), along with a new Best Practices guide for adding biometrics to applications and a special, limited-time promotional discount. This software package enables developers to easily embed high-performance fingerprint identification for adding "touch-and-go" authentication to...

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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...

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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...


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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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