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Innovative Technique Converts White Fat to Brown Fat

Increasing healthy brown fat might help weight management and reduce symptoms of diabetes. Columbia Engineers have developed a simple, innovative method to directly convert white fat to brown fat outside the body and then reimplant it in a patient....
1-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Looking Inside the Lithium Battery’s Black Box

Columbia University researchers report the use of SRS microscopy, a technique widely used in biomedical studies, to explore the mechanism behind dendrite growth in lithium batteries, the first team of material scientists to directly observe ion...
26-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Machine Learning May Be a Game-Changer for Climate Prediction

New research from Columbia Engineering Professor Pierre Gentine demonstrates that machine-learning techniques can be used to accurately represent clouds and their atmospheric heating and moistening, and better represent clouds in coarse resolution...
19-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Waves Move Across the Human Brain to Support Memory

Columbia Engineers have discovered a new fundamental feature of brain oscillations: they actually move rhythmically across the brain, reflecting patterns of neuronal activity that propagate across the cortex. The researchers also found that the...
4-Jun-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Single Molecular Insulator Pushes Boundaries of Current State of the Art

Researchers have synthesized the first molecule capable of insulating at the nanometer scale more effectively than a vacuum barrier. The team’s insight was to exploit the wave nature of electrons. By designing an extremely rigid silicon-based...
4-Jun-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Research Finds Tall and Older Amazonian Forests More Resistant to Droughts

A new Columbia Engineering study shows that photosynthesis in tall Amazonian forests--forests above 30m--is 3x less sensitive to precipitation variability than in shorter forests of less than 20m. Taller Amazonian forests were also found to be...
30-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Columbia Engineers Invent a Non-Invasive Technique to Correct Vision

Columbia Engineers have developed a non-invasive approach to permanently correct vision that shows great promise in preclinical models. The method uses a femtosecond oscillator for selective and localized alteration of the biochemical and...
29-May-2018 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Columbia Researchers Squeeze Light into Nanoscale Devices and Circuits

Columbia investigators have made a major breakthrough in nanophotonics research, with their invention of a novel “home-built” cryogenic near-field optical microscope that has enabled them to directly image, for the first time, the propagation...
23-May-2018 9:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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