In London, they've recently developed a new, high-tech, really cool gadget called SelectaDNA, which is a canister filled with a spray that contains synthetic DNA.
Here's how it works: If a criminal attempts to break into a place that has this device, an employee can hit a panic button, which simultaneously alerts the police and shoots out a fine mist from the canister, which covers everyone in the room.
Every batch of spray in a particular canister will have a unique DNA signature, which glows blue under ultraviolet light, so police can connect burglars to the scene of a crime! How wild is that?
Here's what Andrew Knights, managing director of SelectaDNA, has to say about the product:
"It will come off within a number of hand washes, but if you run through a spray it'll accumulate on the inside of your nostrils and ears and under the fingernails; areas that are difficult to get off."
Looks like they're already using this spray in hundreds of retailers and banks throughout the U.K., Europe, and New Zealand. They're not in the U.S. as of yet, but the company is currently in talks with U.S. companies.
Pretty awesome stuff! We'll def be curious to see if these become popular in the U.S.
Would U use SelectaDNA in your house and/or business?
[Image via Selectamark.]
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