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Fast Radio Bursts ‘Twists and Shouts’ Help Scientists Determine Source of Cosmic Blasts

An international group of astronomers has found that the Cornell University-discovered fast radio burst FRB 121102 – a brief, gigantic pulse of radio waves from 3 billion light years away – passes through a veil of magnetized plasma. This causes...
10-Jan-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

With French Grant to ‘Make Our Planet Great Again,’ This Scientist to Study Earth’s Outer Skin

Among the initial 18 scientists selected for French President Emmanuel Macron's "Make Our Planet Great Again" program is Louis Derry, professor of earth and atmospheric sciences in Cornell University’s College of Engineering and faculty fellow...
9-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Eating More Foods with Choline During Pregnancy Could Boost Baby’s Brain

When expectant mothers consume sufficient amounts of the nutrient choline during pregnancy, their offspring gain enduring cognitive benefits, a new Cornell University study suggests.
4-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Physicists Build Muscle for Shape-Changing, Cell-Sized Robots

A Cornell University team has made a robot exoskeleton that can rapidly change its shape upon sensing chemical or thermal changes in its environment. And, they claim, these microscale machines – equipped with electronic, photonic and chemical...
3-Jan-2018 3:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Research Reveals ‘Shocking’ Weakness of Lab Courses

With the new emphasis on hands-on, active learning throughout higher education, lab courses would seem to have an advantage – what could be more active than doing experiments? But surprising new research reveals traditional labs fall far short of...
3-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Spider's Web Inspires Removable Implant to Control Type 1 Diabetes

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For the more than 1 million Americans who live with type 1 diabetes, daily insulin injections are literally a matter of life and death. And while there is no cure, a Cornell University-led research team has developed a device that could...
2-Jan-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Randomness a Key in Spread of Disease, Other ‘Evil’

Working with a simple mathematical model in which chance plays a key role, researchers Steve Strogatz and Bertrand Ottino-Loofler calculated how long it would take a bacterial infection or cancer cell to take over a network of healthy cells. The...
2-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Starting a New Year Diet? Cornell Historian Explores American History Through Diet Books

It’s the season of resolutions and many Americans are turning to diets to kick off the new year. Dieting is a $60 billion industry, with 45 million Americans trying to lose weight every year. But despite all the money and effort, these diets...
2-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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4-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST

New York Offshore Wind Investment ‘Historic’ for Clean Energy

3-Jan-2018 3:30 PM EST

Cornell Tech Has Heightened Entire University’s Reputation, Dean Says

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Cornell Tech, which moved into and dedicated its new campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City just three months ago, is not only continuing to grow into its new space, but also has heightened excitement and interest in Cornell University and its...
21-Dec-2017 1:05 PM EST

Preventing Pupsicles: How to Keep Your Canine Cozy All Winter 

14-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST

Silicon Valley Fuels Renewable Energy Demand as Washington Steps Back on Climate Change

11-Dec-2017 8:05 AM EST

Parents, Do You Have a Family Media Use Plan? Here’s Why It’s Important

7-Dec-2017 4:00 PM EST

AT&T-Time Warner Deal Made Worse by Repeal of Net Neutrality

7-Dec-2017 1:05 PM EST

Spotted Lanternfly Threatens NY, Northeast Apple, Grape and Hop Crops

6-Dec-2017 12:25 PM EST

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