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New study finds U.S. and Canada have lost more than one in four birds in the past 50 years

Data show that since 1970, the U.S. and Canada have lost nearly 3 billion birds, a massive reduction in abundance involving hundreds of species, from beloved backyard songbirds to long-distance migrants.
19-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

AI helps reduce Amazon hydropower dams’ carbon footprint

A team of scientists has developed a computational model that uses artificial intelligence to find sites for hydropower dams in order to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
19-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Acoustic energy harnessed to soften shear-thickening fluids

Researchers are using ultrasonic waves to manipulate the viscosity of shear-thickening materials, turning solids to slush – and back again.
17-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cornell University professor spearheads change in economics journal policy

The American Economic Association in July adopted an updated policy, which was spearheaded by Lars Vilhuber, executive director of Cornell University’s Labor Dynamics Institute and the AEA’s inaugural data editor.
11-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Nerve-like ‘optical lace’ gives robots a human touch

A new synthetic material that creates a linked sensory network similar to a biological nervous system could enable soft robots to sense how they interact with their environment and adjust their actions accordingly.
11-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New species of eel delivers highest voltage of any living creature

Scientists have discovered two new species of electric eel, one of which delivers the highest level of electricity generated by any living creature.
10-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Nitrogen explosions created craters on Saturn moon Titan

Lakes of liquid methane on the surface of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, were likely formed by explosive, pressurized nitrogen just under the moon’s surface, according to new research.
10-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cornell Veterinarians Help Horse Return to Ring After Kissing Spine

X-rays revealed that 11 of Wrangler’s vertebrae suffered from kissing spine, four of which were so severe, they had fused together. Drs. Elaine Claffey, Jackie Hill, and Norm Ducharme worked together for Wrangler’s extensive surgery. After the...
9-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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