Science

Unique Gait Can Give Crooks Away

The way we walk could be used as an accurate way of identifying us, according to an international team of bioengineers who analyzed the foot pressure patterns created by 104 subjects. They found they were able to identify individuals with a 99.6 percent accuracy.

Astronomers Plead for Space Telescope’s Life

NASA officials and leading astronomers say the James Webb Space Telescope, successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, should still fly despite mounting criticism, cost increases, and disagreements within the astronomy community.

Help NASA Build Smartphone Apps

NASA wants you and your smartphone to help it address global problems. On Sept. 20, the agency announced the International Space Apps Competition asking scientists, engineers, and ordinary citizens to develop apps that use publicly released scientific data to study things like weather-related hazards and other pressing issues.

Bacteria Make Hydrogen Fuel From Water

Most renewable energy sources involve an obvious source of energy — light, heat, or motion. But for the second time this year, scientists have focused on a less obvious source: the difference between rivers and the salty oceans they flow into.

National Fossil Day — Celebrating Earth Science Week

Source: news.harvard.edu — Saturday, September 17, 2011Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St. Cambridge, MA 02138 Wed., Oct. 12, 2011, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The National Park Service and the American Geological Institute are partnering to ho…