Tagged: crime

Nonsense from Sensible Sentencing Trust Spokesperson - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Jan 20, 2013

It was reported in the Sunday Star Times today that Sensible Sentencing Trust spokesperson, Garth McVicar has submitted to Parliament that a change in the law allowing same sex marriage will “ultimately have detremental (sic) effect on crime at all levels“. I really had thought I had seen all the stupid arguments against same sex marriage, but this … Read More

Chemical Forensics – Seeking Clues at the Molecular Level - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Mar 19, 2012

According to a recent report by the Center for a New American Security, a think tank specialising in US national security issues, “a generally skilled chemist can produce a chemical weapon, whereas a generally trained biologist is likely to have more difficulty propagating and conserving an unfamiliar pathogen.” The threat of chemical (and biological) weapons has resulted in the development … Read More

The search engine that fights crime - Kagaku

Motoko Kakubayashi Nov 16, 2009

Taking it to the next level A search engine programmed to look at your clothes will cut the hours you would spend staring at security camera footage to find that thief who stole your bag. Japanese IT company NEC have developed a search engine which looks for individuals in video footage based on the colour of their clothes. If say, … Read More

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