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2008-08-27 09:35:00

A double murder investigation that has remained unsolved for almost a decade could be provided new impetus following a forensic breakthrough at the University of Leicester.A leading detective from America is visiting forensic scientists at the University of Leicester and Northamptonshire Police in a bid to shed new light on the investigation.He will meet with Dr John Bond a forensic research scientist at the University of Leicester and scientific support manager at Northamptonshire Police. Dr...

2008-08-12 03:00:53

WASHINGTON - Scientists have found ways to tease even more clues out of fingerprints' telltale marks - one in a string of developments that gives modern forensics even better ways to solve mysteries like the anthrax attacks or JonBenet Ramsey's murder. For example, if a person handled cocaine, explosives or other materials, there could be enough left in a fingerprint to identify them, says chemist R. Graham Cooks of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. Progress in forensics...

2008-08-11 09:01:24

New tech reveals fingerprint's chemical makeup WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- U.S. researchers have developed a new technique for analyzing fingerprints that reveals, in high detail, the chemical compounds that make up the print. Researchers from Purdue University reported the detail of their new tech on Thursday in the Aug. 8 issue of Science. This method can be used directly on a fingerprint, right where it is found, without the need to lift the print off and take it to a lab for...

2008-08-07 18:00:00

By Christopher Knox THE new chief executive of a company that develops fingerprint technology to help catch criminals has said it is poised to float on the stock market. Sedgefield-based ROAR Particles believes it could become a plc before the end of the year after working with police forces across the world to develop its product. In September, it will hear the results of police trials in Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Scotland, which it hopes will provide the springboard it needs...

2008-08-07 16:10:00

Scientists have developed new ways to retrieve even more information from fingerprints, resulting in better chances for forensic researchers to solve mysteries like the anthrax attacks or JonBenet Ramsey's murder. Chemist R. Graham Cooks of Purdue University in West Lafayette, said one example might be if a person handled cocaine, explosives or other materials, there could be enough left in a fingerprint to identify them. Max M. Houck, director of West Virginia University's Forensic Science...

2008-08-05 09:00:34

AuthenTec (NASDAQ: AUTH), the world's leading provider of fingerprint sensors and solutions, today announced that Gary Larsen, CFO, will present at the 28th Annual Canaccord Adams Global Growth Conference at the InterContinental in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Larsen is scheduled to present at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Thursday, August 14, 2008. Analysts and portfolio managers who wish to attend the presentation or request a meeting with management should contact Canaccord Adams....

2008-07-28 03:00:29

MILLIONS of people flying from British airports will be fingerprinted from next year. The latest Government anti-terror plans are being introduced despite opposition from the Information Commissioner, Britain's privacy watchdog. Scanners will let domestic and international passengers mix. Critics say the main reason is so airports can profit from passengers mixing in shopping areas. (c) 2008 Daily Record; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-02 06:00:38

By Thomas Frank WASHINGTON -- Key members of Congress are siding with the airline industry and moving to block the administration from forcing airlines to take fingerprints of foreign visitors before they fly home. The opposition is setting up a clash over a final Bush administration effort to tighten security and immigration by keeping better track of when visitors leave the country. U.S. and foreign airlines say fingerprinting 33 million visitors a year would devastate them...

2008-06-25 09:02:25

AuthenTec (NASDAQ: AUTH), a leader in providing fingerprint sensors and solutions to the world's foremost PC OEMs and ODMs, today added a new product to its sensor lineup for the PC market, the AES2550. AuthenTec's AES2550 is optimized for PCs and peripherals, offering improved fingerprint imaging, sensor durability and ESD protection over the Company's best-selling product ever, the AES2501. AuthenTec now offers three different products for the PC market depending on the needs of the...

2008-06-02 09:45:00

University of Leicester and Northamptonshire Police research reveals new techniques for identifying prints on metalForensic scientists at the University of Leicester, working with Northamptonshire Police, have announced a major breakthrough in crime detection which could lead to hundreds of cold cases being reopened.The University's Forensic Research Centre has been working with Northamptonshire Police's scientific support unit to develop new ways of taking fingerprints from a crime...

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