Forensic Facial Examiners Can Be Near Perfect Wednesday, September 30, 2015 In what might be the first face-off of its kind, trained forensics examiners from the FBI and law enforcement agencies worldwide were far more accurate in identifying faces in photographs than nonexperts and even computers.Ancestral Background Can Be Determined By Fingerprints Tuesday, September 29, 2015 A proof-of-concept study finds that it is possible to identify an individual’s ancestral background based on his or her fingerprint characteristics – a discovery with significant applications for law enforcement and anthropological research.CSI -- On The Metabolite's Trail Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Bioinformaticians at the University of Jena make the most efficient search engine for molecular structures available online.People Emit Their Own Personal Microbial Cloud Wednesday, September 23, 2015 We each give off millions of bacteria from our human microbiome to the air around us every day, and that cloud of bacteria can be traced back to an individual.Is a Vital Forensic Skill Dying Out? Thursday, September 10, 2015 Forensic fibre examination is one of the most established forensic evidence types. Blood, Teeth Samples Predict a Criminal's Age Thursday, September 10, 2015 Forensic biomedical scientists from KU Leuven have developed a test to predict individuals’ age on the basis of blood or teeth samples. This test may be particularly useful for the police, as it can help track down criminals or identify human remains.Contactless Fingerprint Technology is Coming Tuesday, September 08, 2015 Quickly moving through security checkpoints by showing your hand to a scanner seems straight out of science fiction, but NIST is working with industry to bring fast, touchless fingerprint readers out of the lab and into the marketplace.Determining the Age of Fingerprints Wednesday, August 26, 2015 Watch the imprint of a tire track in soft mud, and it will slowly blur, the ridges of the pattern gradually flowing into the valleys. Researchers have tested the theory that a similar effect could be used to give forensic scientists a way to date fingerprints.Yorkshire Scientists Could Hold Key to Preventing Future Horsemeat Scandals Monday, August 17, 2015 Incidents like the horse meat scandal, which caused extensive damage to the UK’s farming and retail industry, could be consigned to the past thanks to revolutionary technology developed in the UK.