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Apr. 27, 2015 — A researcher applies materials science techniques to the field of forensics, and some of her research has helped crime scene investigators rebuild fingerprints after they have faded over ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — Face recognition security on smartphones can be significantly improved if users store an 'average' photo of themselves, according to new ... read more

Study 'Makes the Case' for RFID Forensic Evidence Management

Dec. 5, 2014 — Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags -- devices that can transmit data over short distances to identify objects, animals or people -- have become increasingly popular for tracking everything ... read more

Sep. 3, 2014 — Security is a top priority in air freight logistics but screening procedures can be very time consuming and costly. Researchers intend to boost efficiency with a new approach to digital logistics, ... read more

Chip Developed for Rapid Detection of Dengue Fever

July 5, 2014 — A chip (also known as cDNA microarray) has been developed that allows detection of the RNA strand of the dengue fever virus. The genetic information contained in this scientific tool pinpoints the ... read more

June 12, 2014 — Paying for a coffee or lunch by simply scanning your palm still sounds like science fiction to most of us. However, an engineering student in Sweden has made it happen -- making his the first known ... read more

June 10, 2014 — Two new wearable devices have been developed that use scattered light to monitor biometrics: one tracks glucose and dehydration, and the other monitors pulse. The glucose sensor is the first wearable ... read more

Breakthrough Technology Uncovers Fingerprints on ATM Bills and Receipts

May 28, 2014 — New technology could help in the fight against theft and fraud – by identifying fingerprints on old receipts and ATM bills previously hidden from view. The technology uses a specially tailored UV ... read more

May 21, 2014 — A person can be identified unambiguously based on his or her retina. Researchers are working to make it possible for anyone to use this technology. With the prototype of a compact, portable retinal ... read more

Inspecting Letters With Terahertz Waves

May 22, 2014 — Is it a harmless parcel or a bomb, an innocent letter or a drug shipment? A new terahertz scanner is capable of detecting illicit drugs and explosives sent by post without having to open suspicious ... read more

Clamping Down on Cancer-Causing Mutations

May 6, 2014 — Molecular “clamps” have been built out of DNA that offer a powerful new tool for identifying individuals with an increased risk of cancer, an international team of researchers report. The clamp ... read more

May 7, 2014 — Labs-on-a-chip hold huge promise for reducing the cost of medical diagnostics while expanding access to health care. Now scientists have developed software that would make them even more powerful: by ... read more

Apr. 28, 2014 — Research has demonstrated that smartphone sensors -- not just the ones meant to track your location -- can leave real-time fingerprints unique to each individual ... read more

Apr. 7, 2014 — Researchers have developed a new security system that continuously monitors how a user taps and swipes a mobile device. If the movements don’t match the owner’s tendencies, the system recognizes ... read more

Quantum Cryptography for Mobile Phones

Apr. 3, 2014 — An ultra-high security scheme that could one day get quantum cryptography using Quantum Key Distribution into mobile devices has been developed and demonstrated. Secure mobile communications underpin ... read more

Information Processing Demonstrated Using a Light-Based Chip Inspired by Our Brain

Mar. 28, 2014 — Researchers report on a novel paradigm to do optical information processing on a chip, using techniques inspired by the way our brain works. Neural networks have been employed in the past to solve ... read more

DNA Can Be Damaged by Very Low-Energy Radiation

Mar. 14, 2014 — That energetic particles damage DNA is not surprising. It is now appears that very low-energy OH radicals also damage DNA, with a propensity that depends on how vigorously OH rotates: rotationally ... read more

Feb. 7, 2014 — An interdisciplinary study has shown for the first time that 'click chemistry' can be used to assemble DNA that is functional in human cells, which paves the way for a purely chemical ... read more

New Method Rescues DNA from Contaminated Neandertal Bones

Jan. 27, 2014 — Retrieval of ancient DNA molecules is usually performed with special precautions to prevent DNA from researchers or the environment to get mixed in with the DNA from the fossil. However, many ancient ... read more

Jan. 21, 2014 — Bioengineers looked to turkeys for inspiration when developing a new type of biosensor that changes color when exposed to chemical vapors. They mimicked the way turkey skin changes color to create ... read more

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