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USAID Taps Cornell to Advance Ebola Protective Garments

In the war against Ebola, Cornell University – along with partners International Personnel Protection Inc. (IPP) and protective apparel manufacturer Kappler Inc. – will rethink, reimagine and re-engineer protective suits for health care workers...
30-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Project Aims to Grow Local Farms, Shrink Childhood Obesity

Cornell University nutritional scientists, supported by a grant announced March 26 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, plan to test a recipe to lower childhood obesity while boosting the bottom line for farmers.
30-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Cornell Plays Key Role Surfing for Gravitational Waves

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $14.5 million to the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) consortium over five years to create and operate a Physics Frontiers Center (PFC). James Cordes, Cornell...
30-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Hunting, Birdwatching Boosts Conservation Action, Study Finds

What inspires people to support conservation? A new study by researchers at Cornell University provides one simple answer: bird watching and hunting.
10-Mar-2015 12:05 AM EDT

Distemper Virus Affects Wild Carnivores of All Stripes

Tigers, lions and other wild carnivores, already under threat from poaching and habitat loss, are falling victim to Canine distemper, and could soon drive endangered populations to extinction.
26-Feb-2015 12:05 PM EST

Physics Pioneer and Anti-Nuclear Activist Ernest Sternglass Dies at 91

Ernest Sternglass, whose correspondence as a young physicist with Albert Einstein led to an electron amplification discovery that – two decades later – allowed hundreds of millions to watch live video of Apollo 11 astronauts walking on the moon,...
18-Feb-2015 12:00 PM EST

Study: Global Rainfall Satellites Require Massive Overhaul

A new Cornell University study warns that the existing system of space-based rainfall observation satellites requires a serious overhaul. Particularly in many developing countries, satellite-based flood prediction has weak spots, which could lead to...
12-Feb-2015 3:00 PM EST

‘Megadrought’ Likely for Western U.S. By End of Century

The consequences of climate change paint a bleak picture for the Southwest and much of America’s breadbasket, the Great Plains. A “megadrought” likely will occur late in this century, and it could last for three decades, according to a new...
12-Feb-2015 2:00 PM EST

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