Engineers at Leeds are playing a leading role in designing an intelligent CCTV system that will track people who have left bags in public buildings – and even determine whether their actions might be suspicious.
Researchers at the Technische Universität München and the Helmholtz Zentrum München are using a combination of light and ultrasound to visualize fluorescent proteins that are seated several centimeters deep into living tissue.
Using NASA satellite data, scientists have found that groundwater levels in northern India have been declining by as much as 33 centimeters (1 foot) per year over the past decade. Researchers concluded the loss is almost entirely due to human activity.
Taking advantage of advanced techniques to correct distortions caused by Earth's atmosphere, astronomers used the NSF-supported Gemini Observatory to capture the first images of clouds over the tropics of Titan, Saturn's largest moon.
Sky gazers will have a chance to get outside just before bedtime and wish on a shooting star as the Perseid meteor showers peak tonight and tomorrow night. Early risers may catch a particularly active time for the meteor shower at around 5 a.m. on August 12.
A study in the September issue of The American Naturalist describes new details about a fungal parasite that coerces ants into dying in just the right spot—one that is ideal for the fungus to grow and reproduce.
A new supercomputer simulation designed to track the fate of the universe's first black holes finds that, counter to expectations, they couldn't efficiently gorge themselves on nearby gas. The findings have implications for understanding the formation of galaxies and of the giant black holes that reside in their centers.
Over 350 new species including the world's smallest deer, a "flying frog" and a 100 million-year old gecko have been discovered in the Eastern Himalayas, a biological treasure trove now threatened by climate change.
Terminator series killing machines were a mix of biological and mechanical material. The scientists are now working on the combo, which me appear to be benign today but may eventually open the doors for Terminators.
Mars may not be as dormant as scientists once thought. The 2004 discovery of methane means that either there is life on Mars, or that volcanic activity continues to generate heat below the martian surface.
Thanks to a special play of sunlight and shadow as Saturn continues its march towards its August 11 equinox, recent images captured by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft are revealing new three-dimensional objects and structures in the planet’s otherwise flat rings.