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The hagfish or "slime eel" shoots out slime containing silk-like fibers of remarkable strength.
Iron beads made from meteoric metals predate the Iron Age.
It's smooth, slippery, and strong -- but despite the efforts of many researchers, spiders and caterpillars do it best. We'll talk about silk.
The author of the book Spacesuit explains the history behind the Apollo 11 spacesuit.
Researchers have been able to build a fabric-based camera out of a mesh of light-sensitive fibers. We'll talk about the wok and efforts to use fibers in advanced electronics and other devices.
An new thermal infrared camera might make crime scene investigations easier.
Can samples of the bacteria on a person's hands be enough to identify them?
Fifty years later, forensic scientists apply modern tech to the JFK assassinatio...
A new book traces the early history of blood transfusions.
Forensic anthropologist and writer Kathy Reichs talks about her new novel "Bones...
\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.