1. Scientists have designed a car seat which can recognise the ‘bottom-print’ or the way people sit to identify the driver. Scientists at the Tokyo’s Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology have designed the chair which measures 360 pressure points to build a 3D profile of how a person sits.

    The discovery could replace car keys and the researchers say it could even be used in offices instead of computer passwords. Scientists say that the system is 98 percent accurate.

    It’s a simple matter of fitting pressure sensors inside a normal car seat - so it could be in production cars as early as 2014. The team says that the bottom-scan is actually less intrusive than other forms of biometric scans, such as the face recognition currently in use by Britain passport control.

    New car seat can recognise driver`s bottom-print | Zeenews.com (via smarterplanet)

    (via emergentfutures)

    2 years ago  /  127 notes  /  Source: zeenews.india.com

  2. soupsoup:

    sbnation:

    Jerome Simpson (Bengals) Touchdown Endzone Flip (by obsessedwithsports)

    Could be the best touchdown of the year.

    Something for Cory Jane in 2012?

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  3. kateoplis:

A group examines one of the many icebergs that calved into Tasman Lake as a result of the 6.3 earthquake in Christchurch. Photo: Denis Callesen/AP
Big Picture

    kateoplis:

    A group examines one of the many icebergs that calved into Tasman Lake as a result of the 6.3 earthquake in Christchurch. Photo: Denis Callesen/AP

    Big Picture

    (via emergentfutures)

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