Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:12:06 ESTMark Alan Turnquist, professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering at Cornell, died Dec. 5 at home in Falmouth, Maine. He was 67.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:12:46 ESTCornell has been awarded up to $7 million over five years to lead a consortium of universities exploring new transportation innovations that limit adverse impacts on public health and the environment.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:12:18 ESTA Cornell engineering group has devised a method for allowing strain and tactile sensing in a soft prosthetic hand, through the use of stretchable optical waveguides.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:12:00 ESTA Weill Cornell Medicine study published Dec. 7 represents the first time scientists have captured the restoration of communication of a minimally conscious patient by measuring aspects of brain structure and function.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:12:00 ESTA Cornell study, published Dec. 9 in the journal Science, finds that the brain chemical dopamine plays an active role in teaching young birds to sing.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:12:30 ESTAs a cosmic dust magnet, Saturn's C ring gives away its youth. Once thought formed in an older, primordial era, the ring may be but a mere babe – less than 100 million years old.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:12:00 ESTNew research by demographer Matthew Hall shows an increase in deportations under President-elect Donald Trump would mean devastating losses to legal Latino homeowners – and the communities they live in.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:12:50 ESTA new study appearing in the Nov. 24 in Frontiers in Nutrition finds men are at particular risk of overeating in social situations.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:12:30 ESTA report on the future of the electric grid, co-authored by mathematics professor John Guckenheimer, has helped spawn a joint program of the National Science Foundation and the energy department.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:12:00 ESTNew research by anthropologist Saida Hodzic challenges the idea that cutting is intractable and analyzes what happens when such a practice ends. Her focus is on Ghanaian anti-cutting activists.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:12:08 ESTCornell has been selected to host the national 2019 Science Olympiad, which will bring 2,500 high school students from across the U.S. to a unique competition.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:12:18 ESTWith the help of Cornell's New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York, cider pressed on campus is once again available to the Cornell community.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:12:05 ESTNew data from NASA’s Cassini mission reveals that Saturn’s bulging core and twisting gravitational forces offer clues to the ages of the planet’s moons. The moons are younger than previously thought.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:12:00 ESTPatients with depression can be categorized into four unique subtypes defined by distinct patterns of abnormal connectivity in the brain, according to new research from Weill Cornell Medicine.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:12:00 ESTRonnie Coffman has been named the Andrew H. and James S. Tisch Distinguished University Professor at Cornell.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:12:41 ESTTanzania recently became a partner of the Cornell-affiliated Next Generation Cassava Breeding project, joining Nigeria and Uganda in the effort to improve cassava breeding in Africa.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:12:19 ESTCrop breeders in developing countries can access free tools to accelerate breeding crop varieties due to a collaboration among GOBII project at Cornell, the Boyce Thompson Institute and others.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:12:54 ESTActive, immersive, hands-on, experiential learning is one of the best ways to recruit and retain students in STEM fields, and Cornell's Shoals Marine Laboratory has been doing it for 50 years.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:12:54 ESTFreedom of Peach, inspired by peach cobbler, won the annual Cornell contest to develop an innovative ice cream flavor Nov. 30.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:12:23 ESTScientists at Cornell's Baker Institute for Animal Health mimiced the way sperm tail enzymes are attached to a solid support in an attempt to achieve the same efficiency on small man-made devices.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:12:00 ESTEndangered leatherback sea turtles are known for their open-ocean migratory nature and nomadic foraging habits – traveling thousands of miles. But along the Mozambique coast, sometimes they stay in place.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:12:00 ESTProfessor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering Daniel P. Loucks has been awarded the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Interntional Prize for Water, for his study of water resource management.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:12:39 ESTA team from the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research is evaluating a curriculum for boys aged 12-14 that aims to keep them from committing sexual violence. The program will encourage boys to behave in prosocial ways.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:11:03 ESTA synthetic mesh commonly used to treat urinary incontinence and weakening of female pelvis walls can lead to complications, new Weill Cornell Medicine research suggests.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:11:00 ESTEmeritus professor Franklin Kingston Moore, who was awarded a NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal, died on Nov. 21 in Ithaca. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, Moore was 94.