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New Polymer Additive Could Revolutionize Plastics Recycling

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Only 2 percent of the 78 million tons of manufactured plastics are currently recycled into similar products because polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), which account for two-thirds of the world’s plastics, have different chemical structures...
23-Feb-2017 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Maize Study Finds Genes That Help Crops Adapt to Change

A new study analyzed close to 4,500 maize varieties to identify more than 1,000 genes driving large-scale adaptation to the environment.
18-Feb-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Underwater Seagrass Beds Dial Back Polluted Seawater

Seagrass meadows – bountiful underwater gardens that nestle close to shore and are the most common coastal ecosystem on Earth – can reduce bacterial exposure for corals, other sea creatures and humans.
16-Feb-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Cornell Chemists Use Their Own 'Toolset' to Probe Responses

Using a chemical "toolset" it developed, a Cornell group reports the ability to track a single protein's response to a chemical, which has implications in the emerging field of precision medicine.
30-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

$150M Gift founds Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

ITHACA, N.Y. – H. Fisk Johnson and SC Johnson have committed $150 million for Cornell University’s College of Business. It is the largest single gift to Cornell’s Ithaca campus and the second largest gift to name a U.S. business school.
28-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Pope Spurs Republicans to Shift Climate Views

After Pope Francis framed climate change as a moral issue in his second encyclical, conservative Republicans shifted and began to see environmental dilemmas in the same way, according to a new study led by Cornell University communication...
24-Jan-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Technique Identifies Micropollutants in New York Waterways

Cornell University engineers have developed a new technique to test for a wide range of micropollutants in lakes, rivers and other potable water sources that vastly outperforms conventional methods. The new technique – using high-resolution mass...
23-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Engineers Eat Away at MS. Pac-Man Score with Artificial Player

Using a novel approach for computing real-time game strategy, engineers have developed an artificial Ms. Pac-Man player that chomps the existing high score for computerized play.
23-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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