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2009-03-26 09:15:08

U.S. geologists say they have developed a new method to find miners trapped underground regardless of noise created by emergency workers in the area. University of Utah Associate Professor Sherif Hanafy, first author of the study, said the method involves installing iron plates and sledgehammers at regular intervals in mines, along with sensitive listening devices on the ground overhead. Hanafy said the technique records seismic fingerprints generated by a trapped miner banging on the iron...

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2009-02-26 15:55:00

Ancient footprints discovered near Ileret in northern Kenya show that some of the earliest humans walked like us and did so on anatomically modern feet more than a million years ago, the Associated Press reported. A Rutgers field school group of mostly American undergraduates excavated the site yielding the footprints, dated to between 1.51 million and 1.53 million years ago, researchers reported in the journal Science. The researchers said the prints indicate a modern upright stride with a...

2009-02-18 07:07:00

WHAT: The National Academy of Sciences will release a report on the scientific shortcomings and policy changes that could improve the forensic sciences. The report, "Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward," reviews the state of the forensic techniques--fingerprinting, firearms identification and analysis of bite...

2009-01-19 06:00:00

Successful Deployments in U.S. and Abroad Reported WALL, N.J., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in finger-based biometric identification and wireless public safety solutions, today highlights recent successes that were reported in the media on its fingerprint biometrics identification solutions in both commercial and government applications. The January 8th edition of This Week in Consumer Electronics (TWICE) profiled...

2009-01-15 15:36:19

A pioneering forensic scientist at Northamptonshire Police and the University of Leicester is being called on by US force officers to tackle a decade-old murder case.Dr John Bond, Scientific Support Manager at Northamptonshire Police and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Leicester Forensic Research Centre, is collaborating with Bristol Police Department, Connecticut.He is being asked to probe the murder of a well-known and respected businessman who was shot in the bedroom of his...

2009-01-09 18:10:00

London police said they caught a pair of suspected burglars after following a trail of footprints the two left in the snow for more than a mile. Investigators said they followed two sets of footprints away from the scene of a garage break-in at a South London home early Monday morning, The Times of London reported Friday. Officers and sniffer dogs were able to follow the trails left by the suspects, as most residents were still in bed and the snow was mostly untouched, police said. The trail...

2009-01-07 07:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- DigitalPersona, Inc., the leader in fingerprint identity solutions, has entered into a partnership with IBM, embedding DigitalPersona readers within IBM Modular POS keyboards and making software development kits available for download to POS application partners. DigitalPersona has also extended its leadership in the biometric retail space with the release of the U.are.U(R) 4500HD Heavy Duty Fingerprint Reader. With these new offerings,...

2008-12-19 01:00:00

LONDON, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the biometric access control markets, Frost & Sullivan recognizes TBS - Touchless Biometric Systems with the 2008 European Frost & Sullivan Product Innovation of the Year Award. This award acknowledges TBS' development of the world's first and only touchless and 3D fingerprint sensor. The company's technological innovations set a new level of security, usability and convenience in fingerprinting identification. (Logo:...

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2008-11-18 16:29:01

Primo Rivera had long wondered about the dents in a rocky hill near his farm in Bolivia. This month, the mystery was finally solved when paleontologists discovered they were actually Bolivia's oldest fossilized dinosaur footprints. "I used to come to look at the prints when I was a kid ... but I didn't know what had made them," Rivera, 35, who lives in the province of Chuquisaca, told Reuters. The fossilized footprints are believed to be roughly 140 million years old, much older than others...

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2008-11-10 15:50:00

One of the top 50 inventions named by Time Magazine of 2008 is a forensic technique to find fingerprints on bullets. The technique was developed in Northamptonshire by Dr. John Bond.  This technique detects where sweat has corroded metal on bullets, even where it has been wiped off. Dr. Bond is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Leicester's Forensic Research Center. This method has been found to work on metals such as brass, which are used for bullets. Dr. Bond said it may...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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