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Monday, August 08, 2005

"I-Powder" Tracks Criminals Through "Unique DNA Code"

UK security firm RedWeb Security has developed an "i-powder" that sticks to an intruder, staining him/her with a "unique DNA code" of the powder's owner. The result is irrefutable proof linking a criminal to the scene of the crime.

The powder, suspended in a red dye, cannot be washed off for several weeks. I-powder is currently being marketed to retail establishments; in cases in the UK where it has been presented as evidence, RedWeb claims that it has led to a 100% convinction rate. A version for home security systems is presently in the works.

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