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Water Forms ‘Spine of Hydration’ Around DNA


How water relates to and interacts with biological systems – like DNA, the building block of all living things – is of critical importance, and a Cornell University group has used a relatively new form of spectroscopy to observe a previously...
25-May-2017 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Report Challenges Perception of Mineral Scarcity

The common perception that many of the world’s most valuable minerals, such as copper and aluminum, are becoming scarce is challenged report that also highlights the environmental and social keys to unlocking future a new
24-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Oldest Buckthorn Fossilized Flowers Found in Argentina


Around 66 million years ago, at the end of the Cretaceous period, a giant asteroid crashed into the present-day Gulf of Mexico, leading to the extinction of the non-avian dinosaurs. How plants were affected is less understood, but fossil records...
11-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

In Brain Evolution, Size Matters – Most of the Time

Which came first, overall bigger brains or larger brain regions that control specialized behaviors? Neuroscientists have debated this question for decades, but a new Cornell University study settles the score.
10-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cornell and Adobe Collaboration Creates Tool for Transferring Image Styles Between Photos


Cornell University researchers have released a paper detailing their new Deep Photo Style Transfer. The paper explains how the researchers have augmented style transfer so that it can transfer the look of one photo onto another.
8-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Video: New Fabric Coating Protects Your Clothes, and the Environment

ITHACA, N.Y. – When you spill pasta sauce on your favorite shirt but there is no trace of it after being washed, you can thank oleophobicity, a resistance to oil commonly applied to textiles. That resistance, however, comes at a price. The...
4-May-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cornell Researches Black Bear Boom in New York

The black bear population in southern New York has grown and expanded its range since the early 1990s, which has led to increased encounters with humans.
2-May-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Stabilizing Molecule Could Pave Way for Lithium-Air Fuel Cell

Lithium-oxygen fuel cells boast energy density levels comparable to fossil fuels and are thus seen as a promising candidate for future transportation-related energy needs.
26-Apr-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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