Judge Dredd-style non-lethal DNA bullets track criminals in the name of justice | Gearburn

The future is now. Well, every second that ticks by is another step into the future. But I digress. Ubergizmo dug up this gem of a story. SelectDNA, a UK-based company has created a non-lethal method of tracking criminal for later apprehension. Simply put, a DNA bullet is fired from a plastic gun that leaves an identifiable and unique mark.

Currently, police use rubber, electronic  and paint bullets as non-lethal methods of criminal apprehension. This is all well and good, but DNA is the ultimate tracing tool, unique as a fingerprint and practically impossible to remove once tagged.

The main function of the SelectDNA gun, which may become a rifle at a later date, is to tag suspected criminals for “accurate identification at a later date”. The DNA bullets are also “less confrontational”. DNA bullet accuracy is 30 to 40-meters, with each bullet weighing under 1g. Fourteen bullets fit into each cartridge, with each bullet sharing the same DNA tracking signal. This may pose a problem if fourteen suspects have been shot with the same bullet, but at the very least, the suspects presence  at the crime scene can be tracked and established. I’m a great supported of non-lethal weapons, technology and DNA wizardry, so the SelectDNA gun gets my early vote for gadget of the year.

via Judge Dredd-style non-lethal DNA bullets track criminals in the name of justice | Gearburn.


About steventorresramos

I have over (24) years of Computer Aided Drafting & Design experience and over (16) years of IT experience. After graduating high school I attended a Technical College and earned an Associate Degree in Drafting & Design. I then enrolled at the University of Puerto Rico where I earned an A.S. in Civil Engineering Technologies. While attending the Univ. of Puerto Rico I worked as a freelance Drafter for a variety of architects and engineers. During my senior year I began to work for the firm Planning Management & Development in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Two years later I was offered the position at Mario Corsino & Associates, which later became InterGroup a medium size Civil Engineering, Architectural and Planning firm in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. At InterGroup I became assistant chief drafter where I was responsible for 20+ drafters & civil techs, and this is also where I began my IT training. In 2000 I decided to move to St. Petersburg, FL where I was hired as CAD Manager at Advanced Engineering & Design a small Civil Engineering firm established in 1998. Currently still employed by Advanced Engineering & Design I’m now the CAD/IT Manager. I have also continued to expand my knowledge base in both the IT & CADD fields through continued training, certifications, and attending Autodesk University. I’m currently an Autodesk Certified Professional proficient in AutoCAD, Civil 3D and various other Autodesk products. I have been the President of the Tampa Bay Autodesk Users Group (TBAUG) since late 2007 and a member of Autodesk Users Group International (AUGI) since 1996. I have an A.S. Degree in Computer Networking , a Bachelors of Applied Science in Technology Management and currently finishing work on my Masters in Computer Information Systems. I’m a licensed drafter in the US Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and a Microsoft Certified Professional. I hold certificates as a Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator, Cisco Networking Associate Professional and Linux Administrator.
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