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

"Dusting for prints" has been a mainstay of forensic investigations since the late 1880's—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… » 11/28/11 11:00pm 11/28/11 11:00pm

Mexico Fingerprinting Cellphone Users to Crack Down on Kidnapping

In an effort to prevent criminals from using prepaid cellphones to extort money and negotiate kidnapping ransoms, Mexico is requiring that all mobile phone companies build up a database on their clients. » 2/11/09 4:40pm 2/11/09 4:40pm

Know-It-All LCD Panel Can Scan Fingerprints, Sense Light

The fundamental proposition of consumer technology is as follows: the closer we are to using the gadgets featured in the last 10 years of crappy spy thrillers and action movies, the more progress we've made. That's how the Surface » 11/05/08 5:42am 11/05/08 5:42am came to be, and how we've ended up with the fingerprint-grabbing, light-sensing LCD…