identification

SkyFinder Image Searching

SkyFinder Image Searching

Researchers at the Visual Computing division of Microsoft Research have developed SkyFinder, a search engine designed to identify features in images of the sky and allow users to perform semantic searches for specific elements within the picture. Current image search ...

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Better Biometrics

Better Biometrics

New personal identification verification (PIV) cards that offer improved protection from identity theft meet the standard accuracy criteria for federal identification cards according to researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). By fall, most federal employees and ...

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TRON – High-Tech Identification System

TRON –  High-Tech Identification System

The Air Force Research Laboratory teamed up with Ohio based Company Lumitex in order to develop the Target Recognition Operator Notification system (TRON). TRON is an Infra-Red (IR) device that uses a thin and flexible fiber optic woven cloth to ...

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New Spray Catch Terrorists “Red-Handed”

New Spray Catch Terrorists “Red-Handed”

Researchers from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel have recently developed a spray which can easily detect traces of explosive materials. In order to prevent terrorist activities, which have been increasing throughout the world, security forces must be able to ...

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New Technology can Identify Distorted Fingerprints

New Technology can Identify Distorted Fingerprints

Every crime scene investigator knows that warped fingerprints make identification extremely difficult. Now, thanks to a new technology developed at Warwick University in the U.K., partial, distorted, scratched, smudged, or otherwise incomprehensible fingerprints can be identified. The new system enables ...

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