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NEC touts its fingerprint technology

NEC touts its fingerprint technology

IRVING, Texas, Aug. 22 (UPI) --Fingerprint identification technology from NEC Corporation of America achieved top place in testing by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Richard Tomkins
Parched land in the drought-riddled West is actually rising

Parched land in the drought-riddled West is actually rising

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 22 (UPI) --New GPS measurements confirm, the ground is actually rising as water is sucked from the soil during one the West's longest and most severe droughts.
Brooks Hays
Mars rover spots rock shaped like thigh bone

Mars rover spots rock shaped like thigh bone

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) --A new photo from Mars, snapped by the Curiosity rover, shows a rock shaped suspiciously like a thigh bone.
Brooks Hays
Birds lost their sweet tooth, hummingbirds got it back

Birds lost their sweet tooth, hummingbirds got it back

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 22 (UPI) --New research suggests hummingbirds have evolved their T1R1 and T1R3 sensors -- typically used to detect umami or savory flavors -- to pick out sugary notes.
Brooks Hays
Fish can smell a bad coral reef

Fish can smell a bad coral reef

ATLANTA, Aug. 21 (UPI) --According to new research, damaged reefs give off distinct smells -- smells that say to a fish, 'don't set up shop here.'
Brooks Hays
Tech industry All Stars developing 'Star Trek'-style communication badges

Tech industry All Stars developing 'Star Trek'-style communication badges

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 21 (UPI) --Innovators from Silicon Valley's top firms have come together to form OnBeep, a startup hoping to make "Star Trek"-style communication badges a reality.
Matt Bradwell
Tropical storm Karina looks like the number 9 from space

Tropical storm Karina looks like the number 9 from space

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) --From the vantage of NASA's Aqua satellite, tropical storm Karina appears like the number nine.
Brooks Hays
Neanderthals and humans interacted for thousands of years

Neanderthals and humans interacted for thousands of years

LONDON, Aug. 21 (UPI) --A new study from Oxford University reveals Neanderthals and humans interacted for up to 5,000 years, 10 times longer than previously thought.
Aileen Graef
Researchers dig up earliest evidence of snail-eating

Researchers dig up earliest evidence of snail-eating

TARRAGONA, Spain, Aug. 21 (UPI) --The Paleolithic humans on the east coast of Spain were collecting, cooking and eating snails roughly 10,000 years before any of their Mediterranean neighbors.
Brooks Hays
Study explains why ER nurses do what they do

Study explains why ER nurses do what they do

SYDNEY, Aug. 21 (UPI) --According to a new study by researchers at the University of Sydney, nurses in emergency departments are more extroverted, agreeable and open.
Brooks Hays
Seals, sea lions likely spread tuberculosis to humans

Seals, sea lions likely spread tuberculosis to humans

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) --New research suggests seals and sea lions played a key role in transporting tuberculosis from Africa to the Americas.
Brooks Hays
Spiders prefer the city life

Spiders prefer the city life

SYDNEY, Aug. 20 (UPI) --New research suggests many spiders prefer the glitz and glam of the city life; certain spider species get bigger and multiply faster in urban environs.
Brooks Hays
Rock-eating bacteria discovered in buried Antarctic lake

Rock-eating bacteria discovered in buried Antarctic lake

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Scientists have confirmed the presence of microorganisms, including an extensive family of rock-eating bacteria, living in a subglacial lake in Antarctica.
Brooks Hays
Endangered bats find sanctuary in Vermont power plant

Endangered bats find sanctuary in Vermont power plant

MIDDLEBURY, Vt., Aug. 20 (UPI) --Some 200 mouse-eared bats have made their home in Green Mountain Power's hydro power facility in Middlebury, Vermont.
Brooks Hays
Whale spotted in Virginia's Elizabeth River

Whale spotted in Virginia's Elizabeth River

NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 19 (UPI) --The U.S. Coast Guard is trying to alert boaters in Virginia's Elizabeth River to the possible presence of a 30 to 40 foot whale.
Brooks Hays
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