The National Notary Association (NNA) has incorporated TouchChip® biometric technology from STMicroelectronics (www.st.com) into its electronic identity-capturing database. A capacitive sensor based on active capacitive pixel-sensing technology, TouchChip allows a fingerprint to be quickly and securely captured and stored in less than a second. In addition to handwritten electronic signatures, the NNA's electronic notary logbook—Enjoa™—can also record thumbprints and digital photos from notaries to ensure proper process and eliminate fraud.
University of Southampton researchers have come up with a way to 3D print transparent optical fibers like those used in fiber-optic telecommunications cables, potentially boosting frequency and reducing loss.
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