Fujutisu announces that the University of Tokyo is deploying Fujitsu's palm vein authentication technology to secure the building. Apparently it's more secure than fingerprint technology because this particular biometric is less susceptible to chaffed skin and other physiological changes. You also don't have to touch anything (no cooties from the coworkers).
My morbid mind wonders if it's more secure from a "chop-off-a-body-part" point of view. I'd like to know if vein recognitions requires pulsating blood to make the read. Not that a crazed person bent on breaking into a facility is going to care.