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In a National First, HFSC Begins Blind Testing in DNA, Latent...

The Houston Forensic Science Center has expanded its blind quality control program to its Forensic Biology and Latent Print sections. This unique program allows...

These Fake Fingerprint Stickers Let You Access a Protected Phone While...

Gloves that work on touchscreen devices are nothing new—they’ve existed almost as long as smartphones have. But gloves that can unlock a mobile device...

3,000-year-old fingerprints found on ancient Egyptian coffin lid

Researchers at Cambridge Fitzwilliam Museum in the UK have found 3,000-year old fingerprints on the lid of an Egyptian coffin. "The fingerprints were left by craftsmen who...

Researchers to uncover forensic secrets of Britain’s historic wax seals

Modern forensic analysis will be paired with detailed historical research to reveal new insights into medieval British society hidden within the wax seals of...

First evaluation of new fingerprinting methods for ivory

Scientists from King's College London and University College London have collaborated with imaging and fingerprint experts from the Metropolitan Police to validate the use...

Fingerprints Yield Sex Info

To identify a person from their fingerprint, computers traditionally require a clean image of the patterns in the skin and a pre-recorded fingerprint sample...

Internal fingerprint sensor peers inside fingertips for more surefire ID

In the 1971 film Diamonds are Forever, British secret agent James Bond uses fake fingerprints as part of a ploy to assume the identity of...

Australian scientists discover faster, safer method for analysing forensic fingerprints

A home burglary has led to a scientific breakthrough that has the potential to overhaul more than a century of established forensic practice, changing...

Can You Determine Race From a Fingerprint?

Each individual’s fingerprints are unique—the tiny loops, ridges and whorls on the epidermis are even more distinctive than a person’s DNA and are one of the...

Court: Fingerprints alone don’t prove possession of a firearm

Fingerprints found on a weapon should not have automatically led to the conviction of a felon for illegally being in possession of a firearm,...

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