'Deep web search' may help scientists
When you do a simple Web search on a topic, the results that pop up aren't the whole story. The Internet contains a vast trove of information—sometimes called the "Deep Web"—that isn't indexed by search ...
Serengeti Park disappearing
A huge wildebeest herd migrates across the open, parched plains. Dust swirls up from the many hooves pounding the ground, and forms a haze over the landscape. The setting sun gives the scene a golden tinge.
Digging deep to unearth success in mining ventures
New light has been shone on the pathway to success for mineral exploration ventures in Australia.
A lesson from Spain about social acceptance in new smart energy districts
Torrelago is one of the largest residential districts in Europe. Located in the Spanish city Laguna de Duero, near Valladolid, it consists of 31 blocks of flats with more than 4,000 residents. The district ...
Green aviation project tests shape changing wing flaps
Citizen scientist divers help track the success of artificial reefs
In 2000, the City of San Diego in collaboration with the San Diego Oceans Foundation (SDOF), purchased, cleaned and sank a 366 foot-long Canadian warship called the HMCS Yukon to create an artificial reef, ...
New project to reveal the secrets of the ocean's twilight zone
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is leading a £3.7M large grant recently awarded by the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) to investigate the ocean's 'twilight' zone, which plays a key role ...
SolaRoad cycle path electricity yield exceeds expectations
FBI hair analysis problems reveal limits of forensic science
Kirk Odom was convicted of a 1981 rape and robbery after a woman identified him as her attacker and an FBI specialist testified that hair on her nightgown was similar to hair on Odom's head.
New application of classic algorithm uniquely identifies individuals based on their bacterial 'companions'
A new study shows that the microbial communities we carry in and on our bodies—known as the human microbiome—have the potential to uniquely identify individuals, much like a fingerprint.
Electronic security tag for protecting valuable shipments
In collaboration with its EU project partners, VTT has developed an electronic security tag, which can used to protect valuable shipments and enhance product safety in the future. By using a security tag equipped with sensors, ...
The psychological effects of film music
Nanette Nielsen, a newly appointed researcher at the Department of Musicology, has just completed a research project in which she and her colleagues studied film soundtracks and their potential effect.
Fusion energy boost for high-tech Australia
The world's largest fusion energy experiment, ITER, has turned to Australian physicists to supply a crucial imaging system for the multi-billion-euro experiment.
New technology maps human genome in days
The two 3-by-1-inch glass chips held the unfathomable amount of genetic information contained in 16 human genomes. Last week, a technician placed the chips - called flow cells - in a new genetic sequencing ...