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Newswise: Chemists use mass spectrometry tools to determine age of fingerprints

Chemists use mass spectrometry tools to determine age of fingerprints

Iowa State University

Chemists at Iowa State may have solved a puzzle of forensic science: How do you determine the age of a fingerprint? The chemists used mass spectrometry tools to analyze fingerprints and found clues in the fatty oils within the prints. And that could help tie a suspect to a crime scene.

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19-Feb-2020 2:55 PM EST
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Newswise: To help students think in 3D, a geologist turns to paper model making

To help students think in 3D, a geologist turns to paper model making

University at Buffalo

“Geology is a 3D science, but everything we give to students is on a 2D piece of paper,” says University at Buffalo geologist Chris Lowry, creator of the Foldable Aquifer Project. “With the foldable aquifers, students don’t have to imagine what a 2D drawing looks like in 3D.”

Channels: Education, Geology,

Released:
19-Feb-2020 2:20 PM EST
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Newswise: Helping State and Local Canine Teams be REDDI for Anything

Helping State and Local Canine Teams be REDDI for Anything

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

S&T’s team of experts has traveled all over the nation to bring REDDI to state and local law enforcement agencies. REDDI is a two-day event that includes odor recognition trials and operationally relevant scenarios.

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19-Feb-2020 2:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Fish in the Sahara? Yes, in the early Holocene
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Fish in the Sahara? Yes, in the early Holocene

PLOS

Animal remains at the Takarkori rock shelter suggest human occupants shifted to a more mammal-heavy diet over time, as aridity of the region increased

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Argonne National Laboratory, University of Chicago announce successful tests on quantum loop — a precursor for the national quantum internet

Argonne National Laboratory

LEMONT, IL – On Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at noon CST, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Under Secretary for Science Paul M. Dabbar will announce scientists from Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago entangled photons across a 52-mile “quantum loop” in the Chicago suburbs. The quantum loop is a test bed designed to entangle quantum information at distance in real-world conditions. The successful experiment, funded by DOE, is seen as a foundational building block in the development of a quantum internet — potentially a highly secure and far-reaching network of quantum computers and other quantum devices.

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14-Feb-2020 4:55 PM EST
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Newswise: Walking the wire: Real-time imaging helps reveal active sites of photocatalysts

Walking the wire: Real-time imaging helps reveal active sites of photocatalysts

Washington University in St. Louis

Nanoscale photocatalysts are small, man-made particles that harvest energy from sunlight to produce liquid fuels and other useful chemicals. But even within the same batch, the particles tend to vary widely in size, shape and surface composition. That makes it hard for researchers to tell what’s really doing the work.

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19-Feb-2020 12:55 PM EST
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