Security first: When a footstep is like a fingerprint
How a bare foot strikes the ground as one walks reveals your identity almost as well as a fingerprint, according to a study released Wednesday.
Chemist contributes to development of novel method for recovering old fingerprints
A Northern Illinois University chemist is part of an international team of scientists whose work might someday crack open cold-case files.
Researchers characterize biomechanics of ovarian cells according to phenotype at stages of cancer
Using ovarian surface epithelial cells from mice, researchers from Virginia Tech have released findings from a study that they believe will help in cancer risk assessment, cancer diagnosis, and treatment efficiency ...
Your smartphone knows everything about you, and it tells tales
In the sexy but increasingly scary world of smartphone forensics, insiders have a name for all the personal information purposely or unknowingly stored inside that iPhone or Android or Blackberry in your pocket. They call ...
Caught red-handed: Detection of latent fingerprints through release of fluorescein from a nanofiber mat
(PhysOrg.com) -- When a forensic agent dusts a surface with powder or exposes it to the vapors of an iodine chamber, mystery fans know what is going on: This is how latent fingerprints are made visible so ...
DNA better than eyes when counting endangered species
Using genetic methods to count endangered eagles, a group of scientists showed that traditional counting methods can lead to significantly incorrect totals that they believe could adversely affect conservation ...
How nature's patterns form
When people on airplanes ask Alan Newell what he works on, he tells them "flower arrangements."
Turning clothes into silent witnesses
Forensic experts at the University of Abertay Dundee and the Scottish Police Services Authority (SPSA) are leading the way in the research of new ground-breaking forensic techniques within the field of fingerprints.
How rare is that fingerprint? Computational forensics provides the first clues
(PhysOrg.com) -- Crime scene forensic analysis has long functioned on the premise that a person's unique identity is hidden in the tiny loops and swirls of their fingerprints, but teasing that information out of the incomplete ...
JILA unveils improved 'molecular fingerprinting' for trace gas detection
Scientists at JILA and collaborators have demonstrated an improved laser-based "molecular fingerprinting" technique that picks out traces of key hydrogen-containing and other molecules from a billion other ...
Hackers crack high-tech locks
Security maverick Marc Tobias showed hackers on Saturday how simple it is to defeat some of the world's top high-tech locks.
Study finds genetic links among Jewish people
Using sophisticated genetic analysis, scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and New York University School of Medicine have published a study indicating that Jews are a widely dispersed people ...
Autism finding could lead to simple urine test for the condition
Children with autism have a different chemical fingerprint in their urine than non-autistic children, according to new research published tomorrow in the print edition of the Journal of Proteome Research.
New method developed to capture fingerprints on difficult surfaces
(PhysOrg.com) -- CSI notwithstanding, forensics experts cannot always retrieve fingerprints from objects, but a conformal coating process developed by Penn State professors can reveal hard-to-develop fingerprints ...