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Northeast Farmers Weigh Warming Climate, Drenched Fields

Farmers in the Northeast are adapting to longer growing seasons and warming climate conditions, but they may face spring-planting whiplash as they confront fields increasingly saturated with rain, according to a research paper published in the...
14-Dec-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Engineers Program Tiny Robots to Move, Think Like Insects


While engineers have had success building tiny, insect-like robots, programming them to behave autonomously like real insects continues to present technical challenges. A group of Cornell University engineers has been experimenting with a new type...
14-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Scrap the Stethoscope – Engineers Create New Way to Measure Vital Signs with Radio Waves

Cornell University engineers have demonstrated a method for gathering blood pressure, heart rate and breath rate using a cheap and covert system of radio-frequency signals and microchip “tags,” similar to the anti-theft tags department stores...
14-Dec-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Climate Scientists Study the Odds of a U.S. Megadrought

To help untangle fact from speculation, Cornell climate scientists and their colleagues have developed a “robust null hypothesis” to assess the odds of a megadrought – one that lasts more than 30 years – occurring in the western and...
13-Dec-2017 2:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

Typhoid Fever Toxin Has a Sweet Tooth

Although the insidious bacterium Salmonella typhi has been around for centuries, very little is actually known about its molecular mechanisms. A new study from researchers at the College of Veterinary Medicine addresses this knowledge gap and may...
11-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Cornell Researchers Boost Barley, Brewing Industry in New York

Researchers in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University are leading a multi-year project aimed at bringing malting barley back to New York and helping farmers take advantage of the economic opportunities offered by the...
7-Dec-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Astronomer Scores ‘Oscar of Science’ for Mapping of Early Cosmos

Rachel Bean, professor of astronomy and senior associate dean of undergraduate education for the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University, is among a team of 27 scientists who won a share of the $3 million 2018 Breakthrough Prize in...
7-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Quick, Portable Test for Iron, Vitamin a Deficiency Could Help Save Lives Around the World

Cornell University engineers and nutritionists have created a swift solution for a challenging global health problem: a low-cost, rapid test to detect iron and vitamin A deficiencies at the point of care.
5-Dec-2017 9:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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