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Christmas 2020 Zoom Backgrounds: Here’s How to Customize Your Appearance During Virtual Xmas Celebrations With These Beautiful Holiday Season Images

The month of December brings with it the Christmas vibes. Christmas 2020 is just a few weeks away and preparations for the festive season have already begun. Some have finished decorating their Christmas trees in the most unique way, to suit the 2020 fervour! Meanwhile, as the fear of COVID-19 pandemic continues, a lot of […]

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NASA-funded project uses images from space to study underwater volcanoes

Vanderbilt Earth scientists have received funding from NASA to use satellite imagery to examine underwater volcanic eruptions’ ripple effect on the planet’s atmospheric processes.    According to Kristen Fauria, assistant professor of Earth and environmental sciences, more than 80 per cent of volcanic eruptions occur in the oceans. Despite their significant impact on the environment, she said, […]

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The next biometric identifier? 3D images of your finger veins

Biometric authentication, which uses unique anatomical features such as fingerprints or facial features to verify a person’s identity, is increasingly replacing traditional passwords for accessing everything from smartphones to law enforcement systems. A new approach, led by University at Buffalo researchers and described in the journal Applied Optics, uses 3D images of finger veins that could […]

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The next biometric identifier? 3D images of your finger veins

Biometric authentication, which uses unique anatomical features such as fingerprints or facial features to verify a person’s identity, is increasingly replacing traditional passwords for accessing everything from smartphones to law enforcement systems. A new approach, led by University at Buffalo researchers and described in the journal Applied Optics, uses 3D images of finger veins that could […]

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Use of Manipulated Images Rampant in Journalism and on Social Media, Study Finds

According to a new study published in Journalism Practice, thanks to the ubiquity of easy-to-use image editing software, doctored images now have the power to re-imagine history and spread misinformation on a mass scale, as deadline-driven journalists struggle to tell the difference. In some cases – such as when the original image is available on […]