A little dab will do ya?

Now, a company called SmartWater CSI is partnering with Syrian archaeologists to save ancient artifacts. Its product, called SmartWater, has nanoparticles suspended in it that glow under ultraviolet (UV) light. Once applied to an object, it provides a unique “fingerprint” to help officials identify its rightful home. Even better, SmartWater dries clear and cannot be removed.

Image: Syria: A Roman mosaic is protected with SmartWater®, smartwaterfoundation.org

Source: Deborah Amos, “Archaeologists In Syria Use ‘Data Water’ To Confound Antiquities Smugglers,” Morning Edition, NPR, March 21, 2017