Crime Scene Investigation: Can maths tell what happened?

The next Miss Marple or Sherlock Holmes could well be a mathematician, suggest researchers speaking at the British Association Festival of Science in Dublin today. Mathematics is playing such an increasingly important role ...

Animals and Human Experience the Same Emotions

The link between humans and animals may be closer than we may have realised. Research by Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) has found that our furry relatives may share many of the same emotions that humans experience ...

Driving improved automotive chip design

A recently completed EU project developed better tools for integrated microcircuit design; achieved some world firsts in performance analysis and now may even spin off a new company to commercialise some of its new technologies. ...

Star eats companion

ESA's Integral space observatory, together with NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer spacecraft, has found a fast-spinning pulsar in the process of devouring its companion. This finding supports the theory that the fastest-spinning ...

IT hiring increasing in the United States

Information-technology employment is increasing, and the greatest expansion appears to be coming from computer-network design and related services, with Internet companies, software developers and even consumer-product firms ...

Darwinism on trial in Kansas

Kansas is reportedly ready to approve teaching standards requiring Darwin's theory of evolution be challenged in the classroom.

Chernobyl: The true scale of the accident

20 years later a UN report provides definitive answers and ways to repair lives A total of up to four thousand people could eventually die of radiation exposure from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (NPP) accident nearly ...

Silicon Nanotechnology to Combat Biowarfare Agents

In fall 2001, several letters containing deadly spores were sent to targeted spots across the county. The documents threatened the lives of postal workers, government administrative workers, officials and others. Countless ...

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