Grammar: What if it was wrong?

Biometrics: New IDs that are uniquely you

DAY 1 (commas and capitalization):

On April 18 2013, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released blurry photos of two


suspects at the scene of the boston Marathon bombing. Marios savvides and his team quickly

tried to identify them.

DAY 2 (spelling and quotation marks):

Still, the team worked through the knight. Using their experimental face-recognition software, they enhanced the photo. In the morning, they sent it of to the FBI. Buy that time, law enforcement already had identified the too suspects. Still, after the fact, we saw our reconstruction was pretty darn good, Savvides says.

DAY 3 (adverbs and introductory phrase):

Rapid and accurate identifying people is useful. The police sometimes use biometric technology to ID criminals, disaster victims and missing children. Bank tellers may use biometrics to verify the identity of anyone attempting to withdraw money from an account. Because of the usefulness of biometric technology governments are starting to include fingerprint and other biometric data in driver’s licenses, ID cards and passports.

DAY 4 (past tense and –ing words)

Now, when Savvides scans a new blurry face into his computer, his algorithm applies the lessons it had learn earlier from analyzing those thousands of match pairs of photos. In short order, the program pops out a sharpen version of the once-blurry face.



The enhance version may not be an exact likeness of the person in the photo. Still, it’s usually close. Certainly, it can be close enough for police to use in compare against clearer photos of possible suspects.



“We have a long way to go before we start trust computers 100 percent,” says Savvides. “We still want humans involved in making the final identification.”

DAY 5 (plurals)

VaxTrac is an organization based in Washington, D.C. It work around the world to help poor and developing countries do a better job of vaccinating children. In 2013, it started using Rowe’s fingerprint scanner in the West African country of Benin.


Health workers there have so far scanned the finger of more than 20,000 children. The kid are not suspected of crimes. Instead, their print reveal whether they already have received vaccine against life-threatening disease.

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