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Forensics experts who investigate crime scenes are looking for answers to three key questions: “Who did it; how did they do it; and can we stop them from doing it again?” The field of nuclear forensics, an important element of LLNL’s national security mis

Watching the Nuclear Detectives' Forensic Data

March 4, 2015 | by Charlie Osolin, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | News | Comments

Forensics experts who investigate crime scenes are looking for answers to three key questions: “Who did it; how did they do it; and can we stop them from doing it again?” The field of nuclear forensics, an important element of LLNL’s national security mission, has similar goals and uses similar techniques — but with even higher stakes.

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Technology Sheds New Light on Fingerprints

March 6, 2015 10:51 am | by Laura C. Morel, Tampa Bay Times | News | Comments

Forensic science manager Greg Mason calls it the Ferrari of crime scene processing. He's talking about the new full spectrum imaging systems designed to detect and capture images of fingerprints and other evidence without the need for powder or chemicals.

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Look Inside FBIs New Mobile Lab

March 5, 2015 1:49 pm | by Laura McCallister, KCTV | News | Comments

​A brand new crime fighting tool just rolled into town and it's being called a game changer. From the outside it might just appear like any normal van, but what's inside has local FBI agents pumped.

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Abu Dhabi forensic department profiles old bone powder samples

March 4, 2015 2:30 pm | by Staff Writer, Gulf News | News | Comments

One of the bone samples is approximately 400 years old, while the second dates back to the 1870s.

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Crime Lab Experts Testify in Trial for Man Charged With Killing 911 Caller

March 4, 2015 2:23 pm | by Eddie Gregg, Bilings Gazette | News | Comments

Richardson, a BPD detective for 27 years, discussed what he found inside the Reinert home and, under questioning from County Attorney Scott Twito, focused on using forensic technology to calculate the path of a bullet fired in the master bedroom.

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DNA Can Be Used in Court Without Consent

March 4, 2015 2:00 pm | by Lydia Ramsey, Popular Science | News | Comments

After he consistently refused to provide any samples to the police, officers snagged a few samples of Raynor's sweat from a chair he had been sitting in during an interrogation session.

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Painstaking analysis of forensic tests in Murder Retrial

March 4, 2015 1:16 pm | by Rebecca Quiliam, NZ Herald | News | Comments

Forensic scientist Laetitia Sijen from the Netherlands Forensic Institute has been questioned since yesterday in the High Court at Wellington, New Zealand over tests that found central nervous system tissue on a mark on the shirt.

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A Few Reactions to the DOJ's 'Scathing' Report on Ferguson Cops And Racial Bias

March 4, 2015 12:58 pm | by Rigoberto Hernandez, NPR | News | Comments

The Justice Department reportedly did not find enough evidence to charge white officer Darren Wilson with any civil rights violations for shooting Michael Brown last August. But they did find plenty of evidence of routine discrimination by Ferguson police against black residents.

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Cal Harris jurors are expected to hear today from the prosecution's key expert witness on blood evidence. Dr. Henry Lee, a forensic scientist based in Connecticut, has testified about blood evidence found in Cal Harris' Spencer home during the Tioga Count

Cal Harris Jury to Hear From Forensic Expert on Blood

March 4, 2015 12:22 pm | News | Comments

Cal Harris jurors are expected to hear today from the prosecution's key expert witness on blood evidence. Dr. Henry Lee, a forensic scientist based in Connecticut, has testified about blood evidence found in Cal Harris' Spencer home during the Tioga County businessman's two previous trials in 2007 and 2009. Lee is scheduled to testify in Schoharie County Court.

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A recently released report by the US Government Accountability Office has revealed that despite some improvements, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) still needs to quash significant security control weaknesses that threaten the agency’s ability to

US Air Traffic Control System is Riddled With Vulnerabilities

March 4, 2015 11:09 am | by Zeljka Zorn, Help Net Security | News | Comments

A recently released report by the US Government Accountability Office has revealed that despite some improvements, the Federal Aviation Administration still needs to quash significant security control weaknesses that threaten the agency’s ability to ensure the safe and uninterrupted operation of the national airspace system.

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US criminal gangs are taking advantage of security gaps in the provisioning of new cards to commit high levels of fraud on the new Apple Pay mobile payment platform, experts have warned.

Apple Pay Under Fire After Account Takeovers Soar

March 4, 2015 10:58 am | by Phil Muncaster, Infosecurity Magazine | News | Comments

US criminal gangs are taking advantage of security gaps in the provisioning of new cards to commit high levels of fraud on the new Apple Pay mobile payment platform, experts have warned.

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Phenomenex Inc. extends its novel Novum Simplified Liquid Extraction (SLE) sorbent line to include tube formats, in addition to the original 96-well plate formats. A synthetic alternative to traditional diatomaceous earth SLE (also known as supported liqu

Simplified Liquid Extraction (SLE) in Tubes

March 4, 2015 8:37 am | by Phenomenex, Inc. | Phenomenex, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Phenomenex Inc. extends its novel Novum Simplified Liquid Extraction (SLE) sorbent line to include tube formats, in addition to the original 96-well plate formats. A synthetic alternative to traditional diatomaceous earth SLE (also known as supported liquid extraction) products and provides a simplified approach to traditional liquid-liquid extraction (LLE).

Security vendor FireEye has released a timely warning about the scale of the mobile threat facing users with a new report claiming that over five billion downloaded Android apps are vulnerable to remote attacks.

Over Five Billion Android Apps Vulnerable to Attack

March 3, 2015 2:59 pm | by Phil Muncaster, Infosecurity Magazine | News | Comments

Security vendor FireEye has released a timely warning about the scale of the mobile threat facing users with a new report claiming that over five billion downloaded Android apps are vulnerable to remote attacks.

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The rape happened in 1998 at a playground in Holyoke. Jesus Oquendo was arrested in 2012 when DNA taken in a rape kit from the victim matched his DNA in the national DNA database.

DNA Hit Puts Another Rapist in Prison, This Time in 1998 Case

March 3, 2015 2:40 pm | by Buffy Spencer, Mass Live | News | Comments

The rape happened in 1998 at a playground in Holyoke. Jesus Oquendo was arrested in 2012 when DNA taken in a rape kit from the victim matched his DNA in the national DNA database.

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Star Trek's virtual reality 'holodeck' has come a step closer to reality, thanks to researchers from the University of Zurich.

Forensic Holodeck Creates 3D Crime Scenes

March 3, 2015 2:19 pm | News | Comments

Star Trek's virtual reality 'holodeck' has come a step closer to reality, thanks to researchers from the University of Zurich.

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New technology about to be deployed by credit card companies will require U.S. consumers to carry a new kind of card and retailers across the nation to upgrade payment terminals. But despite a price tag of $8.65 billion, the shift will address only a narr

Costly Shift to New Credit Cards Won't Fix Security Issues

March 3, 2015 1:38 pm | by Nandita Bose, Reuters | News | Comments

New technology about to be deployed by credit card companies will require U.S. consumers to carry a new kind of card and retailers across the nation to upgrade payment terminals. But despite a price tag of $8.65 billion, the shift will address only a narrow range of security issues.

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