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Video: Earthquake-Resilient Pipeline Could Shake Up Future for Aging Infrastructure on West Coast

A top engineer from the city of Los Angeles visited Cornell University this month as researchers tested a new earthquake-resilient pipeline designed to better protect southern California’s water utility network from natural disasters. The test...
26-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Here’s Why Run-Down Schools Trigger Low Test Scores

Lorraine Maxwell, an associate professor of design and environmental analysis at Cornell University, studied more than 230 New York City public middle schools and found a chain reaction at work: leaking toilets, smelly cafeterias, broken furniture,...
21-Jul-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Solving the Mesopotamia Timeline Puzzle with Tree-Rings and Radiocarbon Research

Tree-ring dating and radiocarbon research led by Cornell University archaeologist Sturt Manning has established an absolute timeline for the archaeological, historical and environmental record in Mesopotamia from the early second millennium B.C.
19-Jul-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Engineered Human Colon Model Could Aid in Cancer Research

A multi-institution collaboration – including researchers from Cornell and Weill Cornell Medicine – has published research on a tissue-engineering method that allows forward genetics screening on human tissue.
11-Jul-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Ultrashort Cell-Free DNA Reveals Health of Organ Transplants

When cells die, whether through apoptosis or necrosis, the DNA and other molecules found in those cells don’t just disappear. They wind up in the blood stream, where degraded bits and pieces can be extracted.
8-Jul-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Initiative Aims to Protect Birds on Private Lands

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– The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Land Trust Alliance are partnering to help protect birds on private lands. The goal of the new Land Trust Bird Conservation Initiative and associated website is to improve conservation for declining species...
7-Jul-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Chemical Trail on Titan May Be Key to Prebiotic Conditions

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Cornell scientists have uncovered a chemical trail that suggests prebiotic conditions may exist on Saturn’s moon Titan.
6-Jul-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cornell ‘Cosmic Archeologist’ Will Study Juno Mission Mysteries Starting July 4

On July 4, the veil over Jupiter’s mysteries will be ripped away with the arrival of NASA’s Juno mission, and Cornell University astronomer Jonathan Lunine will be there to watch it happen.
30-Jun-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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