News from Microtrace

Skip Palenik Locard Award presenetation featured in ASTEE Journal

Special thanks to the American Society of Trace Evidence Examiners for featuring the 2013 Locard Award presentation made to Skip Palenik at the ASTEE banquet in Seattle Washington at the Annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Read More

Mercury Wings

Product does not contain mercury. Amusing public chemical sightings noted by Microtrace featured in C&E Newscripts column. Read More

Microtrace to present 7 talks at Inter/Micro 2014

Microtrace will be presenting seven talks at Inter/Micro 2014 this June in Chicago on topics from the analysis of a condom allegedly found in a pizza to an unsolved murder. Read More

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Recent Publications

Seeing Color: Practical Methods in Pigment Microscopy

Using examples of pigments in paint, fibers, and cosmetics, practical sample preparation and imaging methods that permit detailed visualization and utilization of pigments as evidence in forensic and industrial examinations will be demonstrated. Read More

Streaks in Salmon

White streaks observed in Salmon fillets were analyzed and identified as creatine, a naturally occurring nitrogenous acid and dietary supplement for both fish and humans. Read More

Say it ain’t so, Joe

Scientific analysis of a baseball allegedly signed by Shoeless Joe Jackson and the 1919 Blacksox was found to be of questionable authenticity. Read More

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