The scent of love: Decomposition and male sex pheromones
Young virgin female hide beetles (Dermestes maculatus) are attracted to cadavers by a combination of cadaver odour and male sex pheromones, finds a new study published in BioMed Central's open access journa ...
Computer memory leaks a turn off
When you switch off your computer any passwords you used to login to web pages, your bank or other financial account evaporate into the digital ether, right? Not so fast! Researchers in Greece have discovered a security loophole ...
NIST focuses on testing standards to support lab on a chip commercialization
Lab on a chip (LOC) devices -- microchip-size systems that can prepare and analyze tiny fluid samples with volumes ranging from a few microliters (millionth of a liter) to sub-nanoliters (less than a billionth ...
'Sifting' liquid at the molecular level: Method uses nanotubes to separate liquids
Drexel University engineers continue to drive research into the use of carbon nanotubes, straw-like structures that are more than 1,000 times thinner than a single human hair. Their most recent development uses the tiny tubes ...
Chemists offer law enforcement crime solving tool
(Phys.org) -- University at Albany researchers have developed a method to determine the caliber and type of weapon used in a crime by analyzing gunshot residue (GSR). Using near-infrared (NIR) Raman microspectroscopy ...
New technology set to 'revolutionize' the identification of disaster victims
Forensics across the world will be better equipped to identify the age of people who die in natural disasters.
Forensic science student uses new technique to flush out evidence of cocaine use in Lubbock's sewage water
(Phys.org) -- When it comes to cocaine, users of the drug in Lubbock abuse up to a third more on the weekends.
New forensic method could help police solve crimes
(Phys.org) -- Forensic researchers at Florida International University have developed a groundbreaking method that can tie a shooter to the ammunition used to commit a crime, giving law enforcement agencies a new tool to ...
Forensic sleuth probes fate of royal lovers and lion hearts
The French media like to call him the "Indiana Jones of the graveyards", but perhaps a better tag would be the Sherlock Holmes of forensic science.
Teenage 'spokesman' for hackers Team Poison arrested in UK
British police said Thursday they had arrested a 17-year-old suspected spokesman for Team Poison, a hacking group that has claimed responsibility for a series of high-profile cyber-attacks.
'Iceman Oetzi' lived for a while after arrow wound
Oetzi, the 5,300-year-old "Iceman" mummy of the Alps, lived for some time after being shot in the back by an arrow, scientists said on Tuesday after using forensic technology to analyse his preserved blood.
lobSTR algorithm rolls DNA fingerprinting into 21st century
As any crime show buff can tell you, DNA evidence identifies a victim's remains, fingers the guilty, and sets the innocent free. But in reality, the processing of forensic DNA evidence takes much longer than a 60-minute primetime ...
Study finds significant skull differences between closely linked groups
In order to accurately identify skulls as male or female, forensic anthropologists need to have a good understanding of how the characteristics of male and female skulls differ between populations. A new study ...
What makes a voice unique?
A new digital speech database which captures how voices vary between different speakers or situations for the purpose of forensic speaker comparison has been launched by researchers at the University of Cambridge.