Counterfeit Musical Instruments Sound a Sour Note

(DGIwire) — Here’s the scenario. Someone’s been looking for a Martin guitar for about a year, but he can’t find one within his price range. They’re great guitars—he saw Jeff Daniels holding one on the cover of Guitar Aficionado and knew he had to have it—but every one he finds is a little more than he can […]

Counterfeit Medicine: Can a Biotech Help Solve the Problem?

(DGIwire) — The number of “rogue” wholesale distributors selling fake or unapproved prescription drugs is growing, so people in the healthcare industry—including doctors, hospital drug purchasers and drugstore managers—need to be vigilant when purchasing medicines. This has become such a widespread issue that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently launched a campaign to […]

Shield Against Credit Card Data Theft

(DGIwire) — Take a close look at your credit and debit cards. Do any of them have a chip embedded in the front and a small icon with a set of concentric lines? If so, it’s an RFID (radio frequency identity) card—a “contactless” card that can be read from a nearby point-of-sale terminal or at […]

Counterfeit Goods: New Technology Offers New Protection

(DGIwire) — Polls show that half the population opposes any kind of counterfeiting, and believes the government should be more proactive in its efforts to curtail the practice. They understand that counterfeiting damages companies, manufacturers and many others economically, and in some industries can put lives in serious danger—for example, in counterfeit military equipment. For more […]

Modern Crimefighting Partners: DNA and a Nanosecurity

 (DGIwire) — Those who watch crime shows know that modern criminologists often use DNA—short for deoxyribonucleic acid—to solve crimes by identifying victims and suspects while ruling out the innocent. Though the genetic code for all human beings is 99.9 percent identical, no one has the exact same DNA except identical twins. Thus, DNA is also used […]

Modern Crimefighting Partners: DNA and a Nanosecurity Pioneer

(DGIwire) — Those who watch crime shows know that modern criminologists often use DNA—short for deoxyribonucleic acid—to solve crimes by identifying victims and suspects while ruling out the innocent. Though the genetic code for all human beings is 99.9 percent identical, no one has the exact same DNA except identical twins. Thus, DNA is also used […]

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