Did you know?

Did you know?

Did you know?

  • that researchers say 2001 was a particularly deadly year
    for earthquakes, with 65 significant quakes worldwide blamed for killing more
    than 21,000 people. The toll was significantly higher than in 2000. On average
    10,000 people die in earthquakes each year. During a typical year, 18 major
    earthquakes (magnitude 7.0 to 7.9) and one great earthquake (8.0 or higher)
    occur worldwide.
  • that immigration to Israel dropped by nearly 28 percent in
    2001. Immigrants from the former Soviet Union made up 77 percent of the total,
    but their number fell by 34 percent from the previous year. The drop has been
    attributed to, "two different factors: the economic situation and the
    security situation," says Jewish Agency Chairman Sallai Meridor.
  • that Applied Digital Solutions, the inventor of Digital
    Angel technology, have developed "a miniaturized, implantable identification
    chip -- called VeriChip(TM) -- that can be used in a variety of medical,
    security and emergency applications. VeriChip is an implantable, 12mm by 2.1mm
    radio frequency device about the size of the point of a typical ballpoint pen.
    Each VeriChip will contain a unique identification number and other critical
    data. Utilizing an external scanner, radio frequency energy passes through the
    skin energizing the dormant VeriChip, which then emits a radio frequency
    signal transmitting the identification number and other data contained in the
    VeriChip."..." Inserting the VeriChip device is a simple procedure
    performed in an outpatient, office setting. It requires only local anesthesia,
    a tiny incision and perhaps a small adhesive bandage. Sutures are not
    necessary. "..."A great deal of focus has been trained on so-called "biometric"
    technologies -– which identify individuals by their unique biological or
    physical characteristics, such as fingerprints, voiceprints, retina
    characteristics, and face recognition points. VeriChip, by contrast, relies on
    imbedded, tamper-proof, microchip technology, which allows for non-invasive
    access to identification, medical and other critical data. Use of advanced
    VeriChip technology means that the threat of theft, loss, duplication or
    counterfeiting of data is substantially diminished or eliminated."... "Commenting
    on the announcement, Richard J. Sullivan, Chairman and CEO of Applied Digital
    Solutions stated: "With VeriChip, Applied Digital has taken another
    significant step in developing leading-edge personal security technologies for
    a rapidly evolving marketplace. VeriChip joins Digital Angel(TM) and Thermo
    Life(TM) in our repertoire of breakthrough technologies. All of these are
    designed specifically to save lives, enhance personal security and improve
    quality of life. We're looking forward to working with the medical community
    and other potential partners to bring VeriChip to market as quickly as
    possible." See www.adsx.com for further information.