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.
GoSun solar grill offers a greener way to barbecue
Google is starting small, thinking big with 'Project Fi'
Google wants the wireless services that connect mobile devices to digital content to be cheaper and more reliable.
Microsoft age-estimate tool unleashed real-time virality
Mt. Everest biogas digester project aims to treat human waste
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.
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.
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 ...
Qatar opens $1 bn environmental gas project
Qatar officially unveiled on Tuesday what it said is the world's biggest environmental project, a $1 billion plant to capture wasted gas.
ORNL scientists generate landmark DOE hydropower report
For the first time, industry and policymakers have a comprehensive report detailing the U.S. hydropower fleet's 2,198 plants that provide about 7 percent of the nation's electricity.
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 ...