#ndt Idaho State University Department of Chemistry researchers are using thermal imaging – and a lot of complicated math formulas – to develop a nondestructive means of recovering defaced or scraped serial numbers from stolen items such as guns or vehicles.

Law enforcement agencies could potentially use these recovered numbers to return stolen items or use them to investigate forensic leads.

“Our process has worked on a lot of different test samples and on one real sample, but we are working with two agen
Source: NDT