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TAG: microbes

Big Data Reveals Patterns of Urban Bacteria

February 12, 2015By

A Big Data project in New York last summer set out to map germs on the city subway system, reports the Wall Street Journal. The scientists, from Weill Cornell Medical College, identified hundreds of types of bacteria in the transit system as a way to study the microbiology of urban environments. In the 18-month study, researchers found germs that can cause bubonic plague... read more

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