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UIDAI introduces new two-layer security system to improve Aadhaar privacy

UIDAI introduces new two-layer security system to improve Aadhaar privacy

Finance
To strengthen safety and security of Aadhaar holders, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) today introduced new layers of security of Virtual and limited Know Your Customer (KYC) to improve privacy. According to a ET Now report, the authority has introduced virtual ID for Aadhaar holders to use instead of Aadhaar number. Virtual ID will be used to avoid any need to share Aadhaar number at the time of authentication. Virtual ID will be 16 digit randomly-generated virtual number, which will be used for authentication instead of Aadhaar number. It will not be possible to locate your Aadhaar based on your virtual id. All agencies will migrate to the new system by June 1. Besides Virtual ID, the agency has also introduced limited KYC facility. Limited KYC will provid...
Study: Facial exercises improve middle-aged women's appearance

Study: Facial exercises improve middle-aged women's appearance

Health
Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Middle-aged women who perform facial exercises at least once every other day had improved facial appearance, researchers at Northwestern University report in a new study.In the study, which was published in the journal JAMA Dermatology, women with an average age of 50 had fuller upper and lower cheeks after conducting exercises over 20 weeks. The researchers said it is the first scientific study to test the premise of facial exercise improving appearance.Middle-aged women 40 to 65 years old underwent two sets of face-to-face 90-minute training sessions with Gary Sikorski of Happy Face Yoga, who developed the exercises and is a coauthor on the study.For the first eight weeks, participants did the exercises at home daily for 30 minutes. From the nine-week to 20-week points of...
NASA's next Mars rover to improve on Curiosity

NASA's next Mars rover to improve on Curiosity

Science
Nov. 28 (UPI) -- NASA's Curiosity rover has been a tremendous success, providing scientists streams of valuable data. But there's always room for improvement, and NASA engineers expect the next rover to improve on Curiosity's technological legacy.At present iteration, the Mars 2020 rover features greater autonomy, seven new instruments and updated wheels.Despite design improvements, the new rover looks a lot like the old rover. And that's because the Mars 2020 rover utilizes much of the same hardware. In fact, so-called "legacy hardware" accounts for 85 percent of the mass of the new six-legged craft."The fact that so much of the hardware has already been designed -- or even already exists -- is a major advantage for this mission," Jim Watzin, director of NASA's Mars Exploration Program, s...
Commercial brain training doesn't improve decision making or cognitive function

Commercial brain training doesn't improve decision making or cognitive function

Science
July 11 (UPI) -- Commercial brain training doesn't boost decision making or cognitive function, new research shows.A new study found people who use commercial brain training aids did get better at the training tasks themselves -- they showed "practice effects" -- but didn't benefit from a broader cognitive performance boost.Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania conducted the study to see whether brain training can help people curb impulsive behavior.An earlier study by Penn researchers showed engaging self-control brain circuits can help people refrain from smoking."Our motivation, was that there are enough hints in the literature that cognitive training deserved a real, rigorous, full-scale test," Dr. Joseph Kable, an associate professor of psychology, said in a news release. "Esp...