Tapping into a new security trend with the touch of a finger

Engineers at Rutgers University may have put their finger on a very secure but inexpensive way of allowing people to access everything from their homes to their cars without the need for a key or for complex biometric measures.

See Full Article



Advertisements

Latest Tech & Science News

  • Zoom-bombing Ontario courts rare but troubling, says task force chair

    Tech & Science CBC News
    The co-chair of an Ontario task force on court e-hearings says the Zoom-bombing of a Brampton virtual courtroom on Tuesday is rare, but troubling. The court was trying to hear a civil matter between Kelly Donovan and the Waterloo Regional Police Services Board. Source
  • China's Mars craft enters parking orbit before landing rover

    Tech & Science CTV News
    BEIJING -- China says its Tianwen-1 spacecraft has entered a temporary parking orbit around Mars in anticipation of landing a rover on the red planet in the coming months. The China National Space Administration said the spacecraft executed a manoeuvr to adjust its orbit early Wednesday morning Beijing time and will remain in the new orbit for about the next three months before attempting to land. Source
  • Ontario hikers stranded on ice floe rescued by OPP after drifting 3 km off shore

    Tech & Science CBC News
    Ontario Provincial Police are celebrating after they were able to safely rescue a pair of hikers who were stranded on a piece of ice drifting on Georgian Bay Sunday afternoon. Emergency crews were called to Cyprus Lake Road at Bruce Peninsula National Park near Tobermory, Ont. Source
  • Kenyan farmers are turning crop-eating locusts into sustainable animal feed

    Tech & Science CBC News
    When Laura Stanford heard stories from Kenyan farmers about the devastation that the locust infestation had on their crops, the first thing she noticed was the level of despair and helplessness. So she helped come up with a sustainable way for communities who lost their livelihoods to turn a profit — by turning the very pest that killed their crops into animal feed. Source
  • Melting butter hard? Palm oil may be the culprit, says food researcher

    Tech & Science CBC News
    Read Story Transcript If you have struggled with your pandemic cooking because of unusually firm butter, you're not alone — dozens of Canadians have recently noticed that it's hard to melt butter to room temperature. And now, food scientists may have found the reason: palm oil used in livestock feed. Source
  • Internet sleuths have cracked the code hidden in NASA's Perseverance parachute

    Tech & Science CTV News
    TORONTO -- Last week, the NASA’s new Mars rover, Perseverance, sailed down safely to the planet, a white and red parachute billowing out above the spacecraft carrying it. But the parachute didn’t just help protect Perseverance — it also contained a hidden message. Source
  • Sask. government pledges $15M to VIDO-InterVac if feds also commit money for research facility

    Tech & Science CBC News
    The government of Saskatchewan says it will put up $15 million to fund VIDO-InterVac's pandemic research if the federal government commits to contributing funding. The province made the announcement on Tuesday. It said VIDO-InterVac — the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre — at the University of Saskatchewan is doing world-class research and is now working to secure funding for a Level 4 containment laboratory. Source
  • Zoom bombers interrupt virtual court hearing with porn, swastikas

    Tech & Science CBC News
    Peel Regional Police are investigating after a virtual court hearing involving Waterloo regional police was repeatedly interrupted Tuesday by Zoom bombers who hijacked the meeting and posted pornographic images and swastikas. The civil matter of Donovan vs. the Waterloo Regional Police Services Board et al. Source
  • Airline industry app could open up quarantine-free travel

    Tech & Science CTV News
    A new app to help travelers store and manage their certifications for COVID-19 tests and vaccines is set to launch next month. The IATA Travel Pass is being developed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the global trade association of which 290 airlines are a member. Source
  • Nova Scotia Power to pull plug on tidal station, seeks $25M from ratepayers

    Tech & Science CBC News
    Nova Scotia Power has decided to pull the plug on North America's only tidal power generating station and wants its customers to pay $25 million over the next decade to write off the asset. The utility says the decision to permanently retire the 37-year old Annapolis Generating Station in Annapolis Royal, N.S. Source