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Could the Boston Bomber Have Fled From Infrared?

Late last Friday a terrible week that began with the bombing of the Boston Marathon came to a satisfying, if somber, conclusion. The last alleged perpetrator of the horrific events at the marathon and MIT was arrested after a most dangerous game of hide and seek.To help bring Dzhokhar Tsarneav to justice, officials took advantage of what is usually invisible to us—heat.Photos (and videos) like these highlight just how far detective technology has come...

April 24, 2013 — Kyle Hill

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