New ATM with built-in lie detector to curb consumer credit fraud

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ATM detects lies

Russia’s biggest retail bank has invented an ATM machine with a built-in lie detector in order to curb the growing menace of consumer credit fraud. The ATM can easily pass off as a part of KGB’s ultra- modern and secretive operational tool. Other than the rather unusual inclusion of a passport scanner, fingerprint recorder and a 3-dimensional facial recognition, the machine is equipped with advanced voice-analysis software.

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11 Giant Misconceptions

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11.) The misconception: There is a universal scientific method
Why we want to believe it: Because most of us are educated from elementary science books which wrongly imply this for the sake of simplicity.

But many sciences don’t fit into the mold of the “scientific method” (most commonly known as hypothesis to experiment to conclusion). For example, astronomy – how does one experiment with black holes when we can’t get near one? An enormous amount of our modern scientific knowledge has come from the result of curiosity and unguided research – such as cosmic microwave background radiation. While the scientific method is definitely useful in basic physics and chemistry, real science encompasses many methods (or none as we just mentioned).

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If The Internet Always Told the Truth

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The 2009 Ricky Gervais movie The Invention of Lying imagined a world in which everyone always told the truth and lying (for good or ill) had never existed. Jon Wolf of College Humor has created a series of graphics illustrating an Internet in which everyone always told the truth, including the hot girl on Facebook who you’ve never seen before, but wants to be your friend.

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Kryptos: Code The CIA Can’t Crack

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The sculpture named Kryptos 

The most celebrated inscription at the Central Intelligence Agency’s headquarters in Langley, Virginia, used to be the biblical phrase chiseled into marble in the main lobby: “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” But in recent years, another text has been the subject of intense scrutiny inside the Company and out: 865 characters of seeming gibberish, punched out of half-inch-thick copper in a courtyard.

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Infrared Lie Detector Test

Infrared Lie Detector Test 

 

In a world of where truthfulness is at a premium , a game of cops and robbers unfolds and plays itself out in different dimensions and to different degrees. I don’t mean to be cryptic but it’s just that we have to accept the fact that people lie, and it is an effort to find the truth in someone’s deceit. The Infrared lie detector is one such innovation that will, hopefully, end this cyclic game that has been in constant motion ever since the dawn of civilization. Since polygraphic tests are as reliable, scientists have devised a new way to bring culprits to book, using recent developments in neuroscience.

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