My passport renewal came in today, I'm good for another 10 years. Apparently, the new passports have a small chip embedded that can be scanned with special readers. According to the U.S. Department of State, the electronic passport provides automated photo verification, faster and more accurate immigration inspections, and greater border protection and security. Tech is everywhere, I love it! As cool as this is, it's kind of sad to say goodbye to all the international stamps collected over the years. Now I'll have to start from scratch. Oh well, time to plan a trip! U.S. Passport