The Passport of the Future - Biometrics is giving you an ID you can never lose

We take a look at biometric technologies that are fast becoming the new way to ID people and grant secure access to sensitive areas.

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A Look at India’s New and Improved Defence Procurement Policy - Part 1

India released a long-awaited, modified Defence Procurement Policy (DPP) in 2016 which includes several new measures that are likely to improve the ease of doing business here. The document outlines a roadmap for how India will go about acquiring new defence equipment, with a promise to review it on an ongoing basis.

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Security agencies realise the need to monitor potential threats without inconveniencing passengers. Let us take a look at some new and upcoming technologies that enable airport personnel to flag and prevent security breaches well in time.

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A soldier’s life is a tough one. The perils and challenges of the field and the risky topography of their work zones mean something as simple as a wholesome meal isn’t that simple. For decades, armies of the world have been innovating on how to feed their troops while on the battlefield or in difficult terrains. Carrying provisions for nutritious full course meals or cooking wh ...

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As 3D printing enters its mature phase, with complex engineering and development processes and, among other things, full colour, multi-material printers, new trends are emerging in the UAV industry. More flexible and affordable UAV development and production will likely translate into an explosion of models, makers, as small businesses compete with giants, and even basement ope ...

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(This is a sequel to an earlier post)What is the most challenging question about using UAVs to fight poaching in Africa?If you ask the team at the University of Maryland’s Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), the answer is “When and where to fly them?”The research group has developed a new multifaceted approach against poaching, based on the premise that random sup ...

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Any idea how much the horn of a rhinoceros goes for, in the so-called right places?  Would US$60,000 US a kilo – or about $250,000 for a large specimen – sound exaggerated? Actually, these figures are from 2012: it seems that a sizeable rhino horn can now fetch as much as $500,000 in certain Asian markets, e.g. Vietnam.  All in the name of a superstition that provides poacher ...

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With its vision to transform from a regional power to a global power, India is giving greater importance to its defence sector in the country’s long term strategic planning. It is well known that India plans to spend over 10 years on defense modernization. With the growing power, India enjoys higher purchasing power which is evident in its several high-end defence deals either ...

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New FAA Regulations Could Mean Big Changes Ahead For the Commercial Drone Industry   Under its new Part 107 rule, effective since Aug, 29, 2016, the FAA is removing a number of major barriers to commercial drone use in the US. Adoption is likely to soar, according to Drone Deploy, as the new regulations open the door to many more uses and give the US drone industry a huge boo ...

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones have seen multiple uses in various sectors across the globe including military, goods delivery, surveillance, conservation etc. Their compact sizes, reach and convenience in handling means they can be tailored to be valuable resources in many sectors. In India too, UAVs are beginning to be used in diverse fields in areas where their acc ...

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