Forensics

06.28.18
Police are using ancestry sites to track down more cold case suspects
06.28.18

Police are using ancestry sites to track down more cold case suspects

Investigators are using GEDMatch, the site used to find the Golden State Killer.

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10.21.17
New York City ordered to share code for DNA evidence software
10.21.17

New York City ordered to share code for DNA evidence software

It's an all too rare instance of accountability in law enforcement tech.

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07.08.17
Recommended Reading: Rebooting a hero in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'
07.08.17

Recommended Reading: Rebooting a hero in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

The best long-form writing on technology and more on the web.

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10.10.16
VR model of Auschwitz helps convict Nazi war criminal
10.10.16

VR model of Auschwitz helps convict Nazi war criminal

Prosecutors used it to refute a guard's excuse that he wasn't aware of the murders.

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09.12.16
Police could soon identify you by your hair proteins
09.12.16

Police could soon identify you by your hair proteins

They could be more useful than DNA for some forensics.

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02.24.15
Electron microscopes stop thieves from covering their tracks
02.24.15

Electron microscopes stop thieves from covering their tracks

Ask the police and they'll tell you that serial numbers seldom help catch thieves -- dedicated...

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06.14.14
Recommended Reading: sexist video games and origins of forensic science
06.14.14

Recommended Reading: sexist video games and origins of forensic science

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the...

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05.13.14
How Amiga hackers saved Andy Warhol's digital images
05.13.14

How Amiga hackers saved Andy Warhol's digital images

A new documentary from the HIllman Photography Iniative (see the video below) has revealed exactly...

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11.26.12
NEC shows 2014-era portable DNA analyzer that could outpace your favorite crime drama
11.26.12

NEC shows 2014-era portable DNA analyzer that could outpace your favorite crime drama

NEC gave us promises of truly on-the-spot forensics when it unveiled its first portable DNA analy...

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