Computer forensics integrates the fields of computer science and law to investigate crime. For digital evidence to be legally admissible in court, investigators must follow proper legal procedures when recovering and analyzing data from computer systems. Unfortunately, laws written before the era of computer forensics are often outdated and cannot … Continue reading
Nuclear marine propulsion, like microwaves, was a brainchild of war. While research into atomic fission had started in the late 19th century, World War II provided a new sense of urgency for scientists. Nuclear technology made leaps in the six years leading to the conclusion of WWII, culminating in the … Continue reading
Genome sequencing has given rise to a new generation of genetically engineered bioweapons carrying the potential to change the nature of modern warfare and defense.
New evidence shows that droughts were a significant factor in the fall of the Mayan civilization. Paleoclimatologist Douglas Kennett of Pennsylvania State University led an international team of researchers that analyzed a 2,000 year–old stalagmite from a cave in South Belize (1). Kennett obtained semiannual climate records through his analysis, … Continue reading
Living “green” has become a popular trend in the last twenty years, and reducing oil consumption remains an important goal for the sustainably-minded today. One of the top uses of crude oil is the production of plastics. In 2010, 191 million barrels of liquid petroleum gases and natural gas liquids … Continue reading