A new fingerprint analysis method will make it easier for forensic investigators to study old, dry fingerprints, potentially unmasking new evidence in cold cases. Using gold nanoparticles, researchers were able to target amino acids on non-porous surfaces, which will allow better analysis of latent fingerprints.
By Jenny Everett
Posted 02.11.2004 at 3:07 pm 0 Comments
Once upon a time USB was a simple way to connect computers and peripherals. It carried data, was daisy-chainable, and could power devices. Eight years after its introduction, there seems to be no end to its uses, from keyboards and printers to lights and noodle soakers. Here are the latest items plucked from the far reaches of the USB spectrum.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.