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2014-03-26 11:35:45

The popular TV series "CSI" is fiction, but every day, real-life investigators and forensic scientists collect and analyze evidence to determine what happened at crime scenes. In a study published in the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry, scientists say they have developed a more rapid and accurate method that could allow crime scene investigators to tell what kind of ammunition was shot from a gun based on the residue it left behind. Igor K. Lednev and Justin Bueno point out that when...

Dinosaur Footprints Extracted From Goddard Site
2013-02-02 05:44:26

[ Watch the Video: Cretaceous Footprint Found on Goddard Campus ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A group of dinosaur footprints discovered last year on the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center campus has been safely moved from their original setting. The 110 to 112 million year old fossilized artifacts from the Cretaceous Period have been wrapped in protective material and stored on the Goddard campus until further scientific study is possible. In August 2012,...

2012-10-26 12:42:58

CSI needs to tread carefully A new computer algorithm can analyze the footwear marks left at a crime scene according to clusters of footwear types, makes and tread patterns even if the imprint recorded by crime scene investigators is distorted or only a partial print. Footwear marks are found at crime scenes much more commonly than fingerprints, writes a team from the University at Buffalo, New York, in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Granular Computing, Rough Sets...

Dinosaur Footprint Found At NASA
2012-08-22 04:57:38

Video: Cretaceous Footprint Found on Goddard Campus Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online This summer, a dinosaur tracker had discovered a large dino footprint from a prehistoric armored animal in Greenbelt, Maryland. Ray Stanford has been tracking these dino footprints for years, and says he believes this specific footprint belongs to the Nodosaur, a beast which could have left the track as many as 112 million years ago. This latest discovery is one of...

2012-08-10 23:03:09

Accurate Biometrics, today, announced it was awarded the Fingerprinting Services contract for the Chicago Public Schools, for a two year term, with an option to renew for one additional year. This will be the fourth consecutive award to Accurate Biometrics. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 10, 2012 Accurate Biometrics, today, announced it was awarded the Fingerprinting Services contract for the Chicago Public Schools, for a two year term, with an option to renew for one additional year. This...

2012-04-04 14:30:01

A method to speed up gunshot residue detection and another capable of identifying antipsychotics in the brain are the latest pieces of work of the Metabolomips group of the University of the Basque Country The University of the Basque Country's (UPV/EHU) METABOLOMIPs group develops analytical methods to help characterize different types of substances, and focuses on the forensic sciences, in particular. For example, they have just developed a methodology for detecting gunshot residues...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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