Maandelijks archief: juli 2013

VIDEO: Biometric touchscreen recognises prints for first time

THE FIRST touchscreen to recognise you by your fingerprints could usher in a new way of interacting securely with computers in public places.

“Displays cannot scan fingerprints and fingerprint sensors cannot display images. What we have invented does both. No one has done this before,” says Christian Holz of the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany.

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Spy Drone Can See What You are Wearing From 17,500 Feet

A new camera developed by the Pentagon’s research arm was highlighted in a recent special on PBS’ “Nova” in an episode called “Rise of the Drones.” It’s a camera system so detailed it can discern specific movements and even what a subject is wearing.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA’s) Autonomous Real-Time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance Imaging System (ARGUS) has 1.8 billion pixels (1.8 gigapixels), making it the world’ highest resolution camera. The sensors on the camera are so precise, PBS stated it is the equivalent to the capabilities of 100 Predator drones in a medium city…