What Will We Find on MH370 Passengers' Mobile Phones?

Bearing in mind that CNN is the same network that suggested Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 might have flown into a black hole, it was nonetheless interesting to hear the network speculate that the mobiles phones of the flight's passengers might hold an archive of unsent emails, texts, photos, and videos of whatever sequence of events befell the doomed airliner—and that these fragile digital files could still be recovered. Read More >>

These Eerily Accurate Mugshots Were Created From DNA Alone

Everyone knows that DNA can be invaluable when it comes to solving crimes. But now genetic analysis can be used to generate incredibly precise mugshots of criminals, too. Read More >>

Forensic Artist Reveals the Face of That Skull-Shaped Vodka Bottle

Ever wonder what the face might look like for that skull-shaped Crystal Head vodka bottle? Well, one Scottish forensic scientist recently found out. Read More >>

A Gadget Used to Scan the Leaning Tower of Pisa is Helping Police Fight Crime

Three-dimensional scanners are one of the newest and most futuristic gadgets in a police investigator's toolkit. These clever little handheld devices can create 3D models of a crime scene in mere minutes. Excitingly, the technology just keeps getting better. Read More >>

How Forensic Wizards Bring Phones Back from the Dead

Fingerprints, blood spatter, muddy footprints, an errant hair. Every crime scene has its fair share of evidence. But not all of it is visible to the human eye, no matter how powerful the assisting microscope or black light. Some of the most damning evidence is mere bits and bytes. Read More >>

Police Can Timestamp Any Audio Recording From Background Interference Alone

A team of forensic researchers from the Metropolitan Police in London, claim to be able to accurately timestamp any audio recording—using just the background electrical hum present in any digital recording. Read More >>

Glowing Electrified Fingerprints Are the Future of Forensics

In the future, everything glows, and that includes the fingerprints left behind at the scene of future crimes. Read More >>

New Forensics Tool Can Slurp a Phone's Data via the Cloud

The police don't even need to touch your phone anymore to know how you've been using it. A new off-the-shelf forensics tool lets cops retrieve all the data they want from your iPhone by accessing its contents through iCloud. Read More >>

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The Crime-Lite System Can Spot a Culprit's Invisible Fingerprints

"Dusting for prints" has been a mainstay of forensic investigations since the late 1880s—employing a developer powder to add enough contrast for the fingerprint to show up in photographs. But what about latent prints or those on visually dense, multi-color surfaces? The Crime-lite ASV System can image them—with infrared lasers. Read More >>

Is This Jack The Ripper's Knife?

This six-inch black blade belonged to the man on the left. His name is Sir John Williams—the surgeon of Queen Victoria and one of the main suspects in the eleven Whitechapel murders. This may be Jack the Ripper's weapon. Read More >>


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