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Latent fingermarks dusted with micronised Egyptian blue on a $20 note, viewed in the Near Infrared. Simon Lewis

Ancient Egyptian pigment provides modern forensics with new coat of paint

The ancient Egyptians knew a thing or two about how to produce a vibrant blue pigment for their tombs and coffins. Now it's being used to help find fingerprints.
Hold it right there. Michael Dalder/Reuters

What makes a ‘smart gun’ smart?

President Obama's call for better electronic gun-safety systems put a spotlight on the technologies currently in the R&D pipeline that aim to make sure only authorized users can fire a gun.
The Secrets of the Hand premieres on SBS at 8:30pm Sunday April 13. SBS

The future in your palm: science and The Secrets of the Hand

For thousands of years, people believed their future could be read in the lines etched into the palm of their hands. The ancient art of palmistry, originating in India, claimed a close examination of the…
Say hello to your new iPhone passcode – so how do fingerprint scanners work? dhammza

iPhone 5S fingerprint scanning: thumbs up or down?

Technology to acquire and use biometric data such as fingerprints has been around for several decades and has made its way from forensic investigation to laptop computers – and now, with this week’s introduction…
Scientists are working on ways to make a fingerprint scanner differentiate between a living or dead finger, limiting the chance security will be breached by using an amputated digit. Or a zombie. Flickr/theogeo

How to zombie-proof a fingerprint scanner

High-tech fingerprint scanners may stop most thieves accessing a restricted area, but they have one fatal flaw: scanners…

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