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An end to traditional crime dramas? New DNA technology could reveal who committed a crime in less than an HOUR

June 21, 2011 1 comment

Suspects could be identified within minutes of committing a crime thanks to new technology developed by forensics experts.

The portable, high-speed equipment uses specially developed rapid profiling techniques to identify DNA from blood or tissue samples at the scene of a crime in a matter of minutes.

Currently, DNA samples have to be carefully lifted from any crime scene and transferred to a laboratory. The National DNA Database can then take several days to match a sample with a suspect.

No time for a getaway: The new technique means suspects could be identified within minutes (Posed by model)No time for a getaway: The new technique means suspects could be identified within minutes (Posed by model)

LGC Forensics, which has developed the speeded-up technique, said it will give detectives a vital head start in their hunt for criminals.

Company managing director Dr Steve Allen told the Daily Telegraph: ‘Within 60 minutes of taking a sample it can produce a profile which can be transmitted to Read more…

CIA Director Leon Panetta Warns of Possible Cyber-Pearl Harbor

February 15, 2011 Comments off

Top Intelligence-Security Officials Say Computer Attacks Increasing

By JASON RYAN

Top U.S. intelligence officials have raised concerns about the growing vulnerability the United States faces from cyberwarfare threats and malicious computer activity that CIA Director Leon Panetta said “represents the battleground for the future.”

“The potential for the next Pearl Harbor could very well be a cyber-attack,” he testified on Capitol Hill Thursday before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper also appeared, telling the committee, “This threat is increasing in scope and scale, and its impact is difficult to overstate.”

There are roughly 60,000 new malicious computer programs identified each day, Clapper said, citing industry estimates.

“Some of these are what we define as advanced, persistent threats, which are Read more…

United States of Shame…Where does YOUR State Rank?

January 29, 2011 Comments off

After compiling various census and US health figures, pop culture blog Pleated-Jeans constructed a surprisingly informative map to illustrate the acts for which each of our fifty great states came in dead last.
While some stats fit in with a common stereotype, others are a bit more enlightening.
1. Alabama: highest rate of stroke (3.8 percent) (tied with Oklahoma)
2. Alaska: highest suicide rate (23.6 suicides per 100,000 people in 2004)
4. Arkansas: worst average credit score (636) Read more…

America will collapse’ After a collapse, the only thing left is crime. This is a must see video

January 19, 2011 Comments off

The American experiment is almost over. The ability to grow the economy is over. Printing of money will not create employment.. We need to create a different economy based on production. The collapse of America is unavoidable. How can we prepare a different economy? It’s in this video. What should people do to prepare for the collapse? It’s in this video. This is a must watch video. We need to help each other….  Click here to watch the video:

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Extent of Corruption in Countries Around the World Tied to Earthquake Fatalities

January 18, 2011 Comments off

God is talking and you’re not listening…

A new assessment of global earthquake fatalities over the past three decades indicates that 83 percent of all deaths caused by the collapse of buildings during earthquakes occurred in countries considered to be unusually corrupt.

Authored by Professor Nicholas Ambraseys of the Imperial College of London and Professor Roger Bilham of the University Colorado at Boulder, the study also found that in some relatively wealthy countries where knowledge and sound business practices would be expected to prevail, the collapse of many buildings is nevertheless attributable to corrupt building practices.

A commentary piece on the subject is being published in the Jan. 13 issue of Nature.

Corrupt building practices — which are generally covert and hard to quantify — can include the use of substandard materials, poor assembly methods, the inappropriate placement of buildings and non-adherence to building codes, said the authors.

Ambraseys and Bilham used data gathered by Transparency International, a global organization based in Berlin that operates through more than 70 national chapters around the world. Transparency International annually generates a Read more…