3-D biometric authentication based on finger veins almost impossible to fool

3-D biometric authentication based on finger veins almost impossible to fool

Mon, Sep 28, 2020 - 8:04 pm

Biometric authentication, which uses unique anatomical features such as fingerprints or facial features to verify a person's identity, is increasingly replacing traditional passwords for accessing everything from smartphones to law enforcement systems. A newly developed approach that uses 3-D images of finger veins could greatly increase the security of this type of authentication.

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Video streaming device leader Roku debuts new soundbar, player and Roku Channel app

Video streaming device leader Roku debuts new soundbar, player and Roku Channel app

Mon, Sep 28, 2020 - 7:59 pm

The newest Roku products include a streaming device promising improved video delivery throughout the home, a smaller soundbar that also streams, and an updated mobile app for viewing on the go.

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United Airlines reaches deal with pilots, avoids furloughs

United Airlines reaches deal with pilots, avoids furloughs

Mon, Sep 28, 2020 - 6:00 pm

United Airlines and its pilots have reached an agreement that both sides say will avoid about 2,850 furloughs that were set to take effect later this week and another 1,000 early next year.

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Google.com celebrates its 22nd birthday with an animated Zoom-style party logo

Google.com celebrates its 22nd birthday with an animated Zoom-style party logo

Mon, Sep 28, 2020 - 5:17 pm

Google celebrated its 22nd birthday in the most 2020 way possible, with an animated Zoom-style party.

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AI technology can predict vanadium flow battery performance and cost

AI technology can predict vanadium flow battery performance and cost

Mon, Sep 28, 2020 - 5:09 pm

Vanadium flow batteries (VFBs) are promising for stationary large-scale energy storage due to their high safety, long cycle life, and high efficiency.

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Scientists explore optimal shapes of thermal energy storage

Scientists explore optimal shapes of thermal energy storage

Mon, Sep 28, 2020 - 5:09 pm

Scientists from Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), and the Institute of Automation and Control Processes of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IACP FEB RAS) have studied a correlation between the shape of thermal energy storage (TES) used in traditional and renewable energy sectors and their efficiency. Using the obtained data, design engineers might be able to improve TES for specific needs. A related article was published in Renewable Energy.

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