Fingerprints

Paper 'fingerprints' can prevent forgery of documents

Just by taking a picture of a paper document and analysing the translucent patterns revealed when a light shines through paper, researchers have been able to identify a unique 'texture' fingerprint for every single sheet of paper.

May 25, 2017, 16:23 PM IST

Glowing fingerprints to help nail criminals

Researchers believe that the new technique could save time and cost of investigations.

Oct 22, 2015, 17:43 PM IST
Fingerprints can reveal your ancestral background

Fingerprints can reveal your ancestral background

It is possible to identify an individual's ancestral background based on his or her fingerprint characteristics, new research has found."This is the first study to look at this issue at this level of detail, and the findings are extremely promising," said senior study author Ann Ross, professor of anthropology at North Carolina State University in the US.

Sep 29, 2015, 19:11 PM IST

5.6 million fingerprints stolen in US personnel data hack: Govt

Hackers who stole security clearance data on millions of Defence Department and other U.S. government employees got away with about 5.6 million fingerprint records, some 4.5 million more than initially reported, the government said on Wednesday.

Sep 24, 2015, 02:17 AM IST
App that delivers lost key via post

App that delivers lost key via post

 Remember the hardship you had to undergo the last time you lost your car's keys while several kilometres away from home? Now, you can prevent the re-run of that incident with the help of an app.

Feb 09, 2015, 13:11 PM IST

Hacker develops way to copy fingerprints using digital camera

A member of Europe's oldest hacker collective, the Chaos Computer Club has claimed to have developed a method to copy fingerprints using a common digital camera.

Dec 30, 2014, 19:06 PM IST
Hacker claims to have developed way to copy fingerprints using digital camera

Hacker claims to have developed way to copy fingerprints using digital camera

A member of Europe's oldest hacker collective, the Chaos Computer Club has claimed to have developed a method to copy fingerprints using a common digital camera.

Dec 30, 2014, 16:36 PM IST

New fingerprinting technique can identify suspect`s gender

Scientists have developed a new futuristic fingerprinting technique that can tell whether the prints were left by a male or female and identify products such as hair gels.

Mar 30, 2014, 16:29 PM IST

British coin that is impossible to replicate

For all those determined forgers out there, here come tiny `fingerprints` that would make currency notes, coins or credit cards impossible to replicate in near future.

Mar 21, 2014, 18:31 PM IST

Pregnancy making Cavallari `feel gross`

Kristin Cavallari is pregnant with her second child, says that she feels tired all the time.

Feb 01, 2014, 19:01 PM IST

Body of former rape case convict found near mall in Malad

A 36-year-old man, who had served a prison term of seven years in a rape case, was found murdered today near a mall in suburban Malad, the third body discovered in the past 15 days from the city, police said.

Oct 08, 2013, 23:56 PM IST

Spanish woman rape case cracked; one arrested in Mumbai

A day after a Spanish woman was raped and robbed at her residence here, police on Tuesday claimed to have achieved a breakthrough in the case with the arrest of a history-sheeter.

Nov 06, 2012, 17:03 PM IST

Detect breast cancer from blood droplets

New microarray technology that could change how and when cancer is diagnosed.

Apr 06, 2012, 18:11 PM IST

Identity cards in China to have fingerprints

Citizens` identity cards in China will now feature their fingerprints to help identify people faster and more accurately.

Oct 30, 2011, 13:02 PM IST

Identity cards in China to have fingerprints

Citizens` identity cards in China will now feature their fingerprints to help identify people faster and more accurately.

Oct 30, 2011, 13:02 PM IST

Now, footsteps can identify people as accurately as fingerprints

Scientists have developed a method that can identify people from the way they walk with almost as much accuracy as fingerprints.

Oct 09, 2011, 13:05 PM IST

No MJ fingerprints found on drug vials recovered from his bedroom

Michael Jackson’s fingerprints were not found on syringes, drug vials or other medical evidence taken from his mansion after his death in a lab test, a court heard during the manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray.

Oct 08, 2011, 14:38 PM IST

`Cops can take fingerprints sans magistrate`s nod`

The Delhi High Court has held that police can take sample fingerprints of an accused without prior permission from a magistrate.

Oct 02, 2011, 11:50 AM IST

Defective gene can strip you of fingerprints

What happens when your fingertips do not have those distinctive ridges?

Sep 20, 2011, 13:51 PM IST

Maha Police don’t have Dawood’s fingerprints

Maharashtra Police has no records
of India`s most wanted underworld don Dawood Ibrahim`s
fingerprints.

Jun 19, 2011, 23:56 PM IST