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  • Biometric Security: Your Body as Your Password

    Login IDs and passwords have been used to access computer and mobile device systems for 65 years, and security professionals say the venerable approach is showing its age.

    Late in 2016, for example, Yahoo announced what may rank as one of the largest data breaches in history, with the details of at least 500 million accounts reported stolen.

    Security researchers and technology companies are working on methods to better protect users’ information. Biometric security has proven to be an effective and convenient way to bolster security, especially on mobile devices, which have the technology (cameras and fingerprint readers) built-in.

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  • Precision Machining Methods for Surgical Instruments

    Ultra-hard metals and thin-walled metallic tubular structures present machining challenges to medical device manufacturers. Traditionally, a vast array of manufacturing techniques were used to achieve surgical precision edges, contours and patterns, including lasers, electric discharge machining (EDM), water-jet machining, chemical machining and grinding. Even when compared to other laser machining methods, fiber lasers have gained wide appeal as recent developments have allowed for advanced capabilities that produce superior edge quality.
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