Biometrics: New IDs that are uniquely you

Forget fingerprints: In the near future eyebrows or heartbeats may become your new IDs

By Sharon Oosthoek, 12:25 PM August 6, 2014

On April 18, 2013, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released blurry photos of two suspects at the scene of the Boston Marathon bombing. Marios Savvides and his team quickly tried to identify them.

Savvides works at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., as a scientist specializing in pattern recognition and signal processing. He creates special software that can identify people in digital images. As he and his fellow experts began sifting through the FBI pictures, they faced a chall...

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