Fingerprint scanners can now tell the living from the (un)dead

According to New Scientist “researchers at Dermalog Identification Systems in Hamburg, Germany, have developed a way for a fingerprint scanner to differentiate between live and dead tissue.”Ostensibly designed to keep thieves from bypassing fingerprint scanners by severing fingers from authorized users, this system can also be of great help against intelligent zombie species. Talking Zombies are particularly clever and determined predators and would not hesitate to mutilate a victim to gain access to secure locations.

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