Video: NIST Calibrates Tape Measures

Is your tape measure accurate? In a video posted on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) YouTube channel, you can take a look inside the NIST Tape Tunnel — the place where metrologists check the accuracy of tape measures to about 0.1 mm.



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Recovering Latent Fingerprints from Cadavers

IN A HOMICIDE CASE, the recovery of latent impressions from a body is just one more step that should be taken in the process of completing a thorough search. This article is directed at crime-scene technicians and the supervisors who support and direct evidence-recovery operations both in the field and in the controlled settings of the medical examiner’s office or the morgue under the coroner’s direction.