Nanotechnology Breakthrough Promises to Recover Usable Fingerprints From Old Evidence

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New nanotech method will allow better analysis of latent fingerprints.

Forensic investigators will be able to study old, dry fingerprints with a new fingerprint analysis method.  This new method could potentially unmask new evidence in cold cases.  The new method uses gold nanoparticles that are able to target amino acids on non-porous surfaces.  This will allow better analysis of latent fingerprints.

 

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New Technique To Find Hidden Fingerprints

New Technique To Find Hidden Fingerprints 

A fingerprint, outlined with a black conducting powder, can be seen on this bullet.  

It’s a discovery that would make even Sherlock Holmes proud. British scientists have developed a new crime-fighting technique that allows police to lift fingerprints from bullets even if a criminal has wiped down a shell casing.

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