Science is bringing new hope to families of the victims of the September 11th terror attacks, as DNA technology that didn’t exist 17 years ago is now helping identify remains that were previously unknown.
And for OCME forensic scientist Dr. Andrew Schweighardt, it’s deeply personal.
“There’s a part of me that still hopes that every sample that I test, maybe one day, I can provide closure to my loved ones who lost a big part of our family that day,” he said.
His cousin Joseph Anchundia was killed on 9/11, but his remains have yet to be identified by the New York City medical examiner. That’s where Schweighardt works as a forensic scientist.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.