[sometimes it seems as though] As soon a new biometric security technology is developed, someone will find a way to bypass it. (see, for example, Progress in Fake-Finger Thwarting Improbable Research, April 16th, 2010). Steps towards implementing so-called ‘liveness detection’ mechanisms, which detect inert fakes, have helped. But in an ideal world, biometricians would like […]
Today’s Ripped-from-the-Headlines Gem-of-the-Past is from 1977: “Stink of Stinkpot Turtle Identified: ω-Phenylalkanoic Acids,” Thomas Eisner [pictured below], et al, Science 1 96 , 1977, pp. 1347-1349.
Alex Wild writes in his Compound Eye blog: Why are media insects misidentified? That’s not a bee…. How does a fly end up advertising a book whose target audience, not to mention the mortified authors, will instantly recognize as a mistake? Publishers, photo editors, and stock agencies—those entities that purchase from image creators—trust photographers to correctly […]