Winter 2013

DUJS 13W Issue Online!

DUJS 13W Issue Online!






Dear Reader, Conflict and decay are found throughout the natural world. For instance, organisms must compete with one another for limited environmental resources while decay enables a breakdown of organic materials into their basic components to be reincorporated into living organisms. However, the theme of “Conflict and Decay” can also […]

 
 

Computer Forensics in Criminal Investigations

Computer Forensics in Criminal Investigations






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 Unfortunately, laws written before the era of computer forensics are often outdated and cannot […]

 
 

Nuclear Marine Propulsion: The History of Nuclear Technology

Nuclear Marine Propulsion: The History of Nuclear Technology






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  […]

 
 

High-Quality Archaic Human Genome Sequencing

High-Quality Archaic Human Genome Sequencing






Recent advances in DNA preparation and sequencing have enabled high-quality analysis of archaic human genomes. Previously sequenced genomes of archaic humans, including the Neanderthal genome in 2010, were relatively low in quality due to the degraded state of the DNA samples. Information that could be inferred from these low-quality genomes […]

 
 

Genetically Engineered Bioweapons: A New Breed of Weapons for Modern Warfare

Genetically Engineered Bioweapons: A New Breed of Weapons for Modern Warfare






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.

 
 
 
 
 

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