This is mildly interesting, although there seem to be more than a few pitfalls in the theory.

Government agencies want to be able to identify skeletons (those in living humans, that is) from a distance of 50 meters (a meter is about the same as a yard, by the way), but that is proving to be a problem.

View of a Skull
View of a Skull



Then there’s the trouble of the skeleton not being something that is static – as opposed to our fingerprints, our skeletons don’t stay the same all our lives, they change.

Oh well. Here’s the article.

Wright State researchers developing skeletal scans to recognize terrorists


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