Computers that talk to us. Programs that recognize human emotions and respond accordingly. An electronic device that knows the face of its owner. Sound like science fiction?
Birmingham University researcher Lijun Yin wants to make it a reality.
A doctoral student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) has won the 2011 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for developing a new technique for detecting hidden explosives, chemicals, and other dangerous materials from a safe distance.
Prior to now, it has been almost impossible to track latent prints from discharged cartridge cases. But a new invention in the field of forensics technology was unveiled last week that will send uncaptured criminals scrambling, for it has the technology to reveal fingerprints on spent bullet cartridges.