European forensic scientists investigate how outdoor weather conditions impact fiber loss on static textiles, giving more quantifiable information for investigators to direct their forensic resources. Continue reading Weathering the storm: how weather conditions impact the persistence of fiber evidence
Technology in 3D-printing has advanced to allow for the printing of firearms and firearm parts. A group at the University of Mississippi are investigating the potential evidence the plastics from these guns may leave behind and how they can be identified. Continue reading Can forensic science keep up with homemade weapons?
Equipped with the knowledge of creating powerful explosives, criminals can now produce more devices. A group of researchers set out to establish a quick way to identify the manufacturers of these explosives. Continue reading Fireworks provide insights to dangerous homemade explosives
There are many ways to separate a mixture of powder drugs – but magnetic levitation? Continue reading Using the power of magnets to separate drug powders
While seizing illicit drugs, CSI techs and police are potentially exposed to potent, life-threatening opioid compounds. Could this field detection method allow on-site screening and the protection of law enforcement? Continue reading Don’t touch that bag!