Financial institutions want to use automation to handle transactions as quickly as possible, but they're also keenly interested in making sure only authorized users complete those transactions. Diebold Inc. is addressing these requirements with identiCenter™, which employs biometrics to guarantee the consumer's identity. identiCenter™ uses multispectral imaging fingerprint sensors from Lumidigm Inc. to prevent identity theft, which affects 10 million Americans at a total cost impact of $50 billion annually. The system can be used in drive-up systems or in kiosks that let consumers check in when entering a branch, selecting transaction options before reaching tellers. U.S. Biometrics Corp. provides the system that includes the fingerprint sensor.
In many engineering workplaces, there’s a generational conflict between recent engineering graduates and older, more experienced engineers. However, a recent study published in the psychology journal Cognition suggests that both may have something to learn from another group: 4 year olds.
Conventional wisdom holds that MIT, Cal Tech, and Stanford are three of the country’s best undergraduate engineering schools. Unfortunately, when conventional wisdom visits the topic of best engineering schools, it too often leaves out some of the most distinguished programs that don’t happen to offer PhD-level degrees.
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