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Fighting ivory trafficking with forensic science

Two weeks ago, Kevin Uno was on a field expedition in Kenya when he got a message he'd been hoping for: the NY Department of Environmental Conservation had officially approved his request to sample some ivory that had been ...

dateAug 14, 2017 in Ecology
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Improving detection of a 'date rape' drug

Because gamma hydroxybutyric acid (GHB), commonly known as a "date rape drug" is rapidly absorbed and metabolized by the body, it's difficult for law enforcement to tell if someone has been given GHB. Now, scientists report ...

dateAug 09, 2017 in Analytical Chemistry
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Mishap doesn't dampen enthusiasm for security robots

On his first day at work as a security guard, Steve was greeted warmly, drawing attention from passersby, including some taking selfies with him at the tony retail-residential complex he patrolled. Then he fell into the fountain.

dateAug 03, 2017 in Robotics
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