Biometrics Researchers See A World Without Passwords

From Sci-Tech-Today.Com Some Purdue University researchers are working on technology that could see all those passwords that computer users must punch in replaced with steps such as iris and fingerprint scans. The basement lab of Purdue University's International Center for Biometrics Research is where such emerging biometric technologies are tested for weaknesses before going mainstream. Iris and fingerprint scans as well as Continue Reading

New Breakthrough in Gene Therapy?

From KHouse.Org A new breakthrough in gene therapy has caused one Nobel Prize scientist’s “jaw to drop” when he saw the technique. The development in DNA manipulation has been described in terms like “radical” and “game-changing.” Many experts in the field believe that this technology will bring about a revolution in the treatment of major diseases, including incurable inherited maladies such as Down syndrome, sickle-cell anemia, Continue Reading

A Chip In The Head: Brain Implants Will Be Connecting People To The Internet By The Year 2020

From End of the American Dream.Com Would you like to surf the Internet, make a phone call or send a text message using only your brain? Would you like to “download” the content of a 500 page book into your memory in less than a second? Would you like to have extremely advanced nanobots constantly crawling around in your body monitoring it for disease? Would you like to be able to instantly access the collective knowledge base of Continue Reading

Consumers Want Biometric Authentication

From Midsize Insider.Com Consumers want to see biometric authentication options for their smartphones and tablets as a way of protecting themselves from mobile threats, according to a Zogby poll featured in an article in Investor Ideas. The poll also showed that people are reliant on their smartphones for making purchases and conducting other financial transactions while at the same time the vast majority of smartphone users do Continue Reading

New Breakthrough In Biometrics – Fingerprint Funds Transfer

From Consumer Electronics Net.Com Speaking today from NEW YORK, SmartMetric™ Inc. President & CEO Chaya Hendrick said the company has developed a system on its fingerprint activated card that allows for fingerprint based card to card funds transfer. Using the advanced electronics inside the credit card sized card, SmartMetric is able to deliver a payment and funds transfer system that uses a person's fingerprint for the ultimate Continue Reading

Nanotechnology may have been discovered 1600 years ago

From KHouse.Org Ecclesiastes 1:9 reminds us “Whatever has happened, will happen again; whatever has been done, will be done again. There is nothing new on earth” (ISV). Most people would agree that we live in an age of technological innovation. However, some recent archeological discoveries may prove that some of this new technology may have been discovered centuries or even millennia before, only to be lost, until now. Take for Continue Reading

Finger-Vein Biometrics Poised To Win Festival-Tech Battle

From Event Industry News.Co.Uk The brave new world of festival technology is upon us. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and contactless payments are leading the charge: over 40 festivals worldwide have used RFID in wristbands or other forms, while Wireless was the first UK festival at which all stallholders accepted cashless payments (also via wristbands). The recent British Summer Time Festival also featured heavy promotion by Continue Reading

Supreme Court Upholds Myriad’s CDNA Patent Claims

From KHouse.Org The United States Supreme Court came down with a very interesting ruling. In a unanimous decision, the United States Supreme Court that companies can’t patent genes or parts of genes—so long as the genetic material is identical to what occurs naturally. The lawsuit dealt specifically with Myriad Genetics five patent claims covering methods to isolate natural strains of DNA. The court, however, left in place, more than Continue Reading

Cloning the Woolly Mammoth

From KHouse.Org The woolly mammoth has vanished from the earth, but remnants of the beast have been preserved in the glaciers of Russian Siberia. Recently, the blood of an extinct Siberian woolly mammoth has been found, with the photographic evidence provided to Wednesday’s The Siberian Times. Woolly mammoths were a species of elephant that populated much of Eurasia and North America until they became extinct. Their living relatives Continue Reading

Scientists Plan To Resurrect A Range Of Extinct Animals Using DNA And Cloning

From Courier Mail.Com.Au Wooly mammoths stomp through the Siberian tundra as the giant moa strides the forest floor of New Zealand and Tasmania's dog-like "tigers" stalk their prey under the cover of night. This is not a snapshot of times past, nor next year's sequel to Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park. Instead, it's a scenario that some biogeneticists see as plausible in our own lifetimes: the resurrection of species driven to Continue Reading