Look inside your kitchen cabinet and odds are you have a collection of old friends gazing back at you — the Quaker Oats man, the Sun-Maid girl, Aunt Jemima and maybe a Keebler elf or two. The reason they are there may have more do with your subconscious craving for eye contact than the taste of the products. In a study published last month in the journal Environment and … [Read more...] about Psst. Look Over Here
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Research student Kimberley Bexon's passion for DNA analysis means she is playing a key role in a project at the University of Huddersfield that should be a major aid in the investigation of sex offences. Now she is to receive financial backing from the Chartered Society of Forensic Science (previously known as the Forensic Science Society), which has awarded her a … [Read more...] about Pioneering Forensics Research into Body Fluids in Sexual Assaults
Born in 1892 and crippled in a childhood accident, Dion O'Banion started as a singer, pick-pocket and jackroller in the Chicago Northside's Little Hell neighborhood. By 1920, he led a gang of burglars, safecrackers and robbers and was allegedly responsible for killing more than 25 people. When Proibition came in, O'Banion became a bootlegger and ruled the Northeast side of … [Read more...] about Charles Dean O’Banion, the bootlegger that ruled the Northeast side of Chicago
Artist: Caravaggio Year: 1609 Type: Oil on canvas Dimensions: 116 cm × 140 cm (46 in × 55 in) Location: Palacio Real de Madrid The early Caravaggio biographer Giovanni Bellori, writing in 1672, records the artist sending a Salome with the Head of John the Baptist from Naples to the Grand … [Read more...] about Salome with the Head of John the Baptist – Caravaggio
This story began with a simple question: if a facial recognition system processes a lot of pictures of a child, will it recognize that person when he or she grows up? If I were to upload all my childhood photos to Facebook (or some future Facebook), could a biometric identification system link the button-nosed, round-cheeked child with a bowl cut to my adult face, which has … [Read more...] about Computers See Your Face as a Child. Will They Recognize You as an Adult?