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February 14, 2016

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February 14, 2016

Forensic Seismology Tested on 2006 Munitions Depot 'Cook-Off' in Baghdad

Dec. 22, 2015 — Curious seismologists who looked at the recordings made by a seismic station four miles away from the "cook-off" of an ammunition holding area in Iraq in 2006 found they could distinguish, ... read more

Oct. 23, 2015 — A potential rival to the storied forensics tool luminol has emerged. Researchers show that using a hand steamer in combination with thermal imaging, a visualization technique they term "steam ... read more

Oct. 19, 2015 — A new study confirms the authenticity of the famous backyard photo of Lee Harvey Oswald holding the same type of rifle used to assassinate President John F. ... read more

A New CSI Tool Could Pinpoint When Fingerprints Were Left Behind

Aug. 12, 2015 — The crime scene investigators on TV's popular CSI: Crime Scene Investigation series seem able to solve any mystery thanks to a little science and a lot of artistic license. But now there is a ... read more

May 28, 2015 — Researchers have discovered that when it comes to rubbers, textured surfaces, and reproduction, more fluid formulations have greater reliability than those that are thick and ... read more

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

Apr. 23, 2015 — Since its first use in the 1980s -- a breakthrough dramatized in recent crime-solving dramas -- DNA profiling has been a vital tool for forensic investigators.  Now researchers have solved one of ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — An unusual and very exciting form of carbon -- that can be created by drawing on paper -- looks to hold the key to real-time, high throughput DNA sequencing, a technique that would revolutionize ... read more

Feb. 12, 2015 — Researchers have demonstrated a technique for mapping deformation in metals that can recover destroyed serial numbers on metal objects such as firearms, a common challenge in ... read more

New Tracers Can Identify Coal Ash Contamination in Water

Dec. 16, 2014 — Laboratory and field tests confirm that new boron and strontium tracers can detect the distinctive isotopic and geochemical fingerprints of coal ash contamination in water. The tracers will allow the ... 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

Oct. 20, 2014 — Scientists have developed geochemical tracers to identify hydraulic fracturing flowback fluids that have been spilled or released into the environment. The tracers have been field-tested at two sites ... read more

Laser Comb System Maps 3-D Surfaces Remotely for Manufacturing, Forensics

Oct. 7, 2014 — Researchers have demonstrated a laser-based imaging system that creates high-definition 3-D maps of surfaces from as far away as 10.5 meters. The method may be useful in diverse fields, including ... read more

Nanoparticles Give Up Forensic Secrets

Oct. 2, 2014 — A group of researchers from Switzerland has thrown light on the precise mechanisms responsible for the impressive ability of nanoparticles to detect fingermarks left at crime ... read more

Aug. 13, 2014 — Wind turbines are responsible for the death of numerous bats. In a recent study, scientists determined the origin of these animals: they do not only come from local areas but many had been already on ... read more

July 23, 2014 — Non-biting blow fly Chrysomya megacephala is commonly found in dead bodies and is used in forensic investigations to determine the time of death, referred to as the post mortem interval. A report of ... read more

July 8, 2014 — Teamwork between humans and robots will be the motto of the future. But robots may not injure humans at all. When does contact cause an injury, though? Researchers are exploring this for the first ... read more

May 29, 2014 — Crime fighters could have a new tool at their disposal. Researchers have developed a cutting-edge technique to identify human hair. Their test is quicker than DNA analysis techniques currently used ... 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

Detecting Trace Amounts of Explosives With Light

May 8, 2014 — New research may help in the fight against terrorism with the creation of a sensor that can detect tiny quantities of explosives with the use of light and special glass fibers. The researchers ... read more

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