Drilling ancient African lakes sheds light on human evolution
How was human evolution and migration influenced by past changes in climate?
Kickstarter Project 'GreenDino'—Cognitoy that connects with IBM's Watson supercomputer
Scientists develop comparative search engine that helps to predict human gene function
The Human Genome Project wrapped up over a decade ago, yet around a third of the genome remains mysterious, its function unknown. Now, School of Medicine researchers have developed a comparative search engine ...
Manhattan Project physicist Ralph Nobles dies at 94
(AP)—Ralph Nobles, a nuclear physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project and later led efforts to save thousands of acres of San Francisco Bay wetlands from development, died following complications of pneumonia, according ...
Space-age technology points African herders in right direction
Space-age technology is coming to the aid of rural herders in Kenya, helping them deal with drought, climate change, civil unrest and land-use pressures that threaten food security in the region.
Archaeologists and veterans to explore what lies beneath Waterloo Battlefield, 200 years on
An international team of battlefield experts, led by the University of Glasgow's Dr Tony Pollard, will start work at farm buildings of Hougoumont in April 2015.
FutureGen to be shut down after feds withdraw $1B in funding
Coal companies working with the government on the long-planned $1.65 billion FutureGen clean-coal project said Tuesday they have no choice but to shut it down after the Department of Energy suspended the majority of its funding.
New screening, detection and extraction methods for priority contaminants in seafood
The EU-funded ECsafeSEAFOOD project is improving seafood safety in Europe by assessing food safety issues related to contaminants present in seafood as a result of environmental contamination, and evaluating their impact ...
New detection technologies for bacterial pathogens
In FP7 jargon, RAPTADIAG is categorised as a 'small or medium-scale focused research project'. However, the past two years have seen the consortium turn a novel diagnostic test for bacterial meningitis into ...
Bringing open source cameras to the film-making industry
What had started off as a handful of enthusiasts' bid to build the first open digital cinema, camera, AXIOM, from scratch has now become a platform for film-makers, creative industry professionals, artists ...