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Title: Putting a Finger on It: The Loops and Whorls of Biometrics
Url: http://www.sciencearchive.org.au/nova/064/064key.html
Publisher: Australian Academy of Science
Description: We're all familiar with the use of fingerprinting to determine or verify identity, but technology is rapidly increasing the range of potential biometric identification tools. Biometrics is the application of statistical analysis to biological features. This Web sitefrom NOVA, the Australian Academy of Science online news site (last mentioned in the March 3, 1999 Scout Report for Science & Engineering), discusses some current biometric technologies and provides useful links and publications for users wanting to explore the topic more fully. Several fun activities will help students understand the concept of biometrics, and although the activities section is geared for students, this site has information that should appeal to a more general audience.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Anthropology -- Physical anthropology. Somatology -- Human variation -- Skin -- Dermatoglyphics. Fingerprints
Technology -- Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering -- Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering -- Electronics -- Applications of electronics -- Other, A-Z -- Biometric identification
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Biological and life sciences
Science -- Informal education
Date Issued: 2002
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
University First Cycle
Language: English
Rights: Australian Academy of Science
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2008-04-10 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2014-12-01 13:29:06 (W3C-DTF)
Source: Scout Archives
Full Record Views: 82
Resource URL Clicks: 7
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