Some time in 2015, Iowa will become the first state to offer an official app from the state's Department of Transportation that can serve as your driver's license and ID. That's pretty incredible. It's also getting us much closer to a more convenient, wallet-free future.
Forget retina scans and fingerprints. Turns out, body odor is a shockingly accurate biometric identifier. And according to new research from a team of Spanish scientists, it could change the way security checkpoints work.
It's only natural to be a little skeeved out by the idea that the government is slurping up your private data behind the scenes, but there's a very public piece of your data being collected as well: the look on your face. There's already a national database of over 120 million faces, and the Washington Post reports…
If you ever come across a body that's so badly burned you can't identify the corpse, don't worry: just keep your eyes open for maggots. Because a police forensics team in Mexico managed to identify a body through maggot ID alone.
If you're in a crowd, it doesn't take long to notice that people walk differently. A recent study suggests each person's gait is supposedly so distinctive that their way of walking could be used for identification purposes.
On a planet hosting 6.7 billion human beings, having proof you're unique is of tantamount importance. The ear, it turns out, may be the best identification yet.
The FBI is planning to spend $1 billion on the world's largest biometric database. The database will be used to
create a big brother state, in which you will ultimately have little autonomy
assist the FBI's efforts in catching the bad guys. Apparently, compilation of digital images, including mug shots, fingerprints…
Ah, Corporate America, with its esoteric rituals and power lunches. One of the more recognizable aspects of this subculture is the role of the handshake: who's hand is on top, how firm was the pump and how sweaty were the palms are but a few of the attributes used to discern the intentions of the handshaking parties.…
Some scientists at the Catholic University of Leuven have semi-succesfully accomplished an interesting feat—embedding ID information in human teeth.