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So It Seems You Can Unlock Your Cell Phone With Your Penis

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.11.2016 | Weird News

Your penis is busy. We get that. But some inventive soul has apparently found another use for it -- unlocking your cell phone. A Samsung Galaxy S7 to ...

In The Future, 'Brainprints' Could Replace Fingerprints

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.21.2016 | Science

The way your brain reacts to an image of Anne Hathaway or a slice of pizza could identify you with greater accuracy than your own fingerprint. That's...

3 Big Things 'Back to the Future' Got Right (Thanks to Government)

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.21.2016 | Technology
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

In celebrating our technological advancements, it is important to remember that none of these innovations happened by chance. They are the product of an enormous amount of investment in research and development -- much of it seeded by the federal government.

Chris Christie Expands On His Idea To Track Immigrants More Closely

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Wednesday offered some more details about his proposal to more closely track immigrants with U.S. ...

Timothy Stenovec

Passwords Are Terrible -- And These Companies Want To Kill Them | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 03.06.2015 | Technology

The race to kill the dreaded password is on.

How Fingerprints Became Part of the Modern Criminal Investigation

Gabil Sultanov | Posted 01.18.2015 | Crime
Gabil Sultanov

I discovered this very little-known but fascinating murder case that few people outside law-enforcement circles have heard of. It involves the death of two children in the small, seaside Argentine town of Necochea in 1892. As I continued my research into the state of forensics in Argentina and the rest of the world at the time, I came across some very fascinating facts.

NO SECURITY: Mickey Mouseprints

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 05.18.2014 | Home
Michael Nirenberg

I haven't been to Disney since the 1980s, and while I was expecting lines and crowds, what awaited us was an unsettling, dystopian security aspect that could have been out of a William Gibson or Bruce Sterling novel.

Suburban Boredom Leads to the Arrest of a Minor

Dani Alpert | Posted 09.30.2013 | Women
Dani Alpert

Getting arrested on a sunny, but brisk, Monday afternoon on December 26th in 1983, the day after Christians celebrated the birth of the sweet baby Jesus, was not the kind of attention that I was looking for.

Fingerprinting Could Be Part Of Immigration Bill

ABC/Univision | Posted 05.20.2013 | Latino Voices

Senators amended the bipartisan immigration bill on Monday to require all non-U.S. citizens to be fingerprinted when leaving the U.S. through the coun...

Forensic Confirmation Bias: When the Evidence Doesn't Speak for Itself

Jeff Kukucka | Posted 06.29.2013 | Science
Jeff Kukucka

Latent fingerprint analysis is one of the more well-established domains of forensic science, yet these human examiners are vulnerable to the same confirmation biases that plague us all. It logically follows that other, less 'scientific' domains of forensic science that involve visual comparisons could be similarly hampered.

What 'Breathprints' Can Tell About You

| Posted 04.04.2013 | Science

By Beth Skwarecki What makes your body different from everyone else's? Maybe you're thinking fingerprints or the DNA that you leave on everything yo...

PHOTOS: Giant Fingerprints Made Out Of Everyday Food Items

Posted 07.03.2012 | Home

Artist Kevin Van Aelst is really great at making big things out of smaller things. More specifically, edible things. Van Aelst explains this bette...

The Need for a Federal Czar to Oversee the Development of the Nation's Oil Reserves

Ed Koch | Posted 03.10.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

For whatever reasons, Congress was able to resist the pressures of the farm lobby to extend the ethanol subsidy. Now it's time for Congress to show the same intelligence and courage and end subsidies for a host of industries.

Radley Balko

Private Crime Labs Could Prevent Errors, Analyst Bias: Report | Radley Balko | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

The Detroit Free Press made an astonishing discovery last month. The city's former crime lab had been abandoned. As the paper reported, "Thousands of ...

Bill Ritter Considering Modifications To Secure Communities Program

KDVR | Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER (AP) -- Colorado is considering possible changes to a growing federal program that uses fingerprints to catch illegal immigrants....

How to Look at Mondrian

James Elkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Elkins

Our eyes are far too good for us. They show us so much that we can't take it all in, so we shut out most of the world, and try to look at things as br...

Denver Police Department's Finger Print Technicians Fired

CBS4 Denver | Brian Maass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A CBS4 Investigation has learned that one fingerprint identification technician in the Denver Police Department's Identification Bureau has been fired...

Children Will Be Fingerprinted To Take Out Books At Manchester School Library

Telegraph | Andrew Hough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Students in Manchester are having their thumbprints digitally transformed into electronic codes, which can then be recognised by a computer program. ...

Lin Rong, Chinese National, Entered Japan Illegally Using "Altered" Fingerprints

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Lia Ring, a Chinese national, had surgery to "remove and interchange" her fingerprints so she could enter Japan illegally, the Metropolitan Police Dep...

Dwight Gomas Spent 17-Months In Rikers After Botched Fingerprints

New York Daily News | John Marzulli | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

An innocent Georgia man spent 17 months on Rikers Island on robbery charges before a sharp-eyed detective noticed he was the victim of mismatched fing...

Screw CSI: The Chandra Levy Case Reveals, Once Again, Police Can't Find Their Asses with Both Hands

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stanton Peele

What depresses me about Law & Order is not that they expeditiously solve crimes every week through meticulous sleuthing. It's that real law enforcement, crime labs, and investigatory agencies virtually never get things right.

UK Spends Billions On Controversial High-Tech ID Cards, Forgets Card Readers

Crunch Gear | Devin Coldewey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This has to be one of the dumbest things I've heard in a long time. The UK has spent £4.4 billion ($6.6bn US) on a controversial high-tech National I...