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Machine Learning May Be a Game-Changer for Climate Prediction

New research from Columbia Engineering Professor Pierre Gentine demonstrates that machine-learning techniques can be used to accurately represent clouds and their atmospheric heating and moistening, and better represent clouds in coarse resolution...
19-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Waves Move Across the Human Brain to Support Memory

Columbia Engineers have discovered a new fundamental feature of brain oscillations: they actually move rhythmically across the brain, reflecting patterns of neuronal activity that propagate across the cortex. The researchers also found that the...
4-Jun-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Single Molecular Insulator Pushes Boundaries of Current State of the Art

Researchers have synthesized the first molecule capable of insulating at the nanometer scale more effectively than a vacuum barrier. The team’s insight was to exploit the wave nature of electrons. By designing an extremely rigid silicon-based...
4-Jun-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


New Research Finds Tall and Older Amazonian Forests More Resistant to Droughts

A new Columbia Engineering study shows that photosynthesis in tall Amazonian forests--forests above 30m--is 3x less sensitive to precipitation variability than in shorter forests of less than 20m. Taller Amazonian forests were also found to be...
30-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Columbia Engineers Invent a Non-Invasive Technique to Correct Vision

Columbia Engineers have developed a non-invasive approach to permanently correct vision that shows great promise in preclinical models. The method uses a femtosecond oscillator for selective and localized alteration of the biochemical and...
29-May-2018 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Columbia Researchers Squeeze Light into Nanoscale Devices and Circuits

Columbia investigators have made a major breakthrough in nanophotonics research, with their invention of a novel “home-built” cryogenic near-field optical microscope that has enabled them to directly image, for the first time, the propagation...
23-May-2018 9:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites


New Study First to Demonstrate a Chip-Scale Broadband Optical System that Can Sense Molecules in the Mid-Infrared

Researchers at Columbia Engineering have demonstrated, for the first time, a chip-based dual-comb spectrometer in the mid-infrared range, that requires no moving parts and can acquire spectra in less than 2 microseconds. The system, which consists...
23-May-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Researchers Mimic Comet Moth’s Silk Fibers to Make “Air-Conditioned” Fabric

In exploring the optical properties of the Madagascar comet moth’s cocoon fibers, Columbia Engineering team discovers the fibers’ exceptional capabilities to reflect sunlight and to transmit optical signals and images, and develops methods to...
17-May-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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