Police May Be Able To 'Nose' Around For Suspects

Researchers at the University of Bath in England have created software that allows a 3D scanner to recognize individual noses. It turns out, noses are unique just like fingerprints. Police may someday be able to identify suspects by following their nose.

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Fingerprints are unique. That's why police use them and why you sometimes have to press a thumbprint onto a check at the bank. Someday you may be asked to stick your nose on it. Noses are unique too, whether Greek, Roman, button or snub. And researchers from the University of Bath in England created new software. It lets a 3D scanner recognize individual noses. Police may someday be able to identify suspects by following their nose.

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