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Released: 18-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Researchers tap AI to help individuals with autism in the workplace
Cornell University

The Yang-Tan Institute of Employment and Disability at Cornell University has joined a multi-institution team that has received a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help create better job outcomes for people with autism spectrum disorder.

Released: 17-Sep-2020 3:50 PM EDT
AAP faculty explore design innovation, resilience
Cornell University

Faculty from the College of Architecture, Art and Planning (AAP) explored resilient architecture – design, engineering and construction that address climate change and other challenges – through technological innovation and from multiple perspectives at FABRICATE 2020, an online conference co-hosted Sept. 9-12 by AAP, Swinburne University in Melbourne and the Bartlett School of Architecture in London.

Released: 17-Sep-2020 2:00 PM EDT
New app a lifeline for eggplant farmers in Bangladesh
Cornell University

A new app co-developed by Cornell University researchers is expected to streamline information-sharing, during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, for farmers growing one of the most important crops for food security in Bangladesh.

Released: 17-Sep-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Algorithm boosts efficiency, nutrition for food bank ops
Cornell University

Cornell University systems engineers examined data from a busy New York state food bank and, using a new algorithm, found ways to better allocate food and elevate nutrition in the process.

Released: 17-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Engineered Bacteria Churn Out Cancer Biomarkers
Cornell University

A Cornell lab has created these very tools by commandeering simple, single-celled microorganisms – namely E. coli bacteria – and engineering them to explore the complex process of glycosylation and the functional role that protein-linked glycans play in health and disease.

Newswise: Join Online Events to Celebrate Bird Migration
Released: 16-Sep-2020 4:15 PM EDT
Join Online Events to Celebrate Bird Migration
Cornell University

Day and night, across the country right now, a river of migrating birds is flowing overhead. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology holds its Migration Celebration to take note of this remarkable natural phenomenon. This year, Migration Celebration is taking place virtually with two weeks of special online events, including articles, activities, and live events.

Released: 16-Sep-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Breakthrough telescope in Chile renamed for benefactor Cornell alum
Cornell University

The powerful new telescope being built for an exceptional high-elevation site in Chile by a consortium of U.S., German and Canadian academic institutions, led by Cornell University, has a new name: the Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope (FYST).

Released: 16-Sep-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Can life survive a star’s death? Webb telescope can reveal the answer
Cornell University

When stars like our sun die, all that remains is an exposed core – a white dwarf. A planet orbiting a white dwarf presents a promising opportunity to determine if life can survive the death of its star, according to Cornell University researchers.

Released: 15-Sep-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Study shows difficulty in finding evidence of life on Mars
Cornell University

While scientists are eager to study the red planet’s soils for signs of life, researchers must ponder a considerable new challenge: Acidic fluids – which once flowed on the Martian surface – may have destroyed biological evidence hidden within Mars’ iron-rich clays, according to researchers at Cornell University and at Spain’s Centro de Astrobiología.

Released: 14-Sep-2020 2:25 PM EDT
Facebook anniversaries inspire reflection, nostalgia
Cornell University

Posted on Facebook, milestones such as birthdays and anniversaries prompt users to reflect on the passage of time and the patterns of their lives – and help the social media giant recycle content in order to boost engagement, according to new Cornell research.

Newswise: In face of crisis, equitable farming systems grow in Nigeria
Released: 11-Sep-2020 1:55 PM EDT
In face of crisis, equitable farming systems grow in Nigeria
Cornell University

As millions of Nigerian farmers flee the militant group Boko Haram, a Cornell University-trained Nigerian scientist is providing support to create a more profitable, equitable future – especially for the many farmers who are women.

Released: 11-Sep-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Taste buds may play role in fostering obesity in offspring
Cornell University

Cornell food scientists show in animal studies that a mother’s high-fat diet may lead to more sweet-taste receptors and a greater attraction to unhealthy food in their offspring – resulting in poor feeding behavior, obesity in adulthood.

Released: 11-Sep-2020 9:55 AM EDT
Veterinary college team IDs gene that drives ovarian cancer
Cornell University

Scientists at the College of Veterinary Medicine have collaborated on a study that pinpoints which specific genes drive – or delay – High-grade serious ovarian carcinoma.

Released: 10-Sep-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Pillemer: Family estrangement a problem ‘hiding in plain sight’
Cornell University

Karl Pillemer’s new book, “Fault Lines: Fractured Families and How to Mend Them,” published Sept. 8, documents the surprising prevalence of estrangement for the first time. Conducting the first large-scale national survey on the subject, Pillemer found that 27% of Americans 18 and older had cut off contact with a family member, most of whom reported that they were upset by such a rift. That translates to at least 67 million people nationally – likely an underestimate, Pillemer said, since some are reluctant to acknowledge the problem.

Released: 10-Sep-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Engineers to design nation’s first public, statewide ‘Internet of Things’
Cornell University

Cornell University engineers and researchers are designing the nation’s first statewide Internet of Things public infrastructure.

Released: 9-Sep-2020 3:55 PM EDT
Vibration Device Makes Homes ‘Smart’ by Tracking Appliances
Cornell University

To boost efficiency in typical households – where people forget to take wet clothes out of washing machines, retrieve hot food from microwaves and turn off dripping faucets – Cornell University researchers have developed a single device that can track 17 types of appliances using vibrations.

Released: 8-Sep-2020 8:05 PM EDT
Tool transforms world landmark photos into 4D experiences
Cornell University

Using publicly available tourist photos of world landmarks such as the Trevi Fountain in Rome or Top of the Rock in New York City, Cornell University researchers have developed a method to create maneuverable 3D images that show changes in appearance over time.

Released: 8-Sep-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Lost frogs rediscovered with environmental DNA
Cornell University

Scientists have detected signs of a frog listed extinct and not seen since 1968, using an innovative technique to locate declining and missing species in two regions of Brazil.

Released: 3-Sep-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Personal success more appreciated than team dominance in sports, business
Cornell University

People enjoy witnessing extraordinary individuals – from athletes to CEOs –extend long runs of dominance in their fields, but they aren’t as interested in seeing similar streaks of success by teams or groups, according to new research from Cornell University.

Released: 3-Sep-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Cellular roadmaps predict body’s coronavirus vulnerability
Cornell University

Now, new Cornell research has developed potential roadmaps for how the virus infects these other organs and identifies what molecular factors could help facilitate or restrict infection.

Released: 3-Sep-2020 11:10 AM EDT
Crunchy, complex: Cornell releases three new apples
Cornell University

This fall, apple lovers can look forward to three new varieties from the oldest apple breeding program in the U.S. — located at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York, part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS).

Released: 1-Sep-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Study tracks human milk nutrients in infant microbiome
Cornell University

A new study in mice helps explain why gut microbiomes of breastfed infants can differ greatly from those of formula-fed infants.

Released: 1-Sep-2020 12:10 PM EDT
Yoon: Enslaved laborer memorial invites healing, reflection
Cornell University

After the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, supporters of White Coats for Black Lives gathered in early June around the ring-shaped Memorial to Enslaved Laborers on the University of Virginia’s campus.

Newswise: What Did the Katydids Do When Picking Up Bat Sounds?
Released: 28-Aug-2020 9:15 AM EDT
What Did the Katydids Do When Picking Up Bat Sounds?
Cornell University

Ecosystems can be incredibly complex, with many interacting species. In many habitats, predators shape they behavior of prey and prey shape the behavior of predators. This paper provides a detailed look at the predator-prey relationship between bats and katydids, a group of insects related to crickets and grasshoppers.

Released: 26-Aug-2020 4:25 PM EDT
Revised tree ring data confirms ancient Mediterranean dates
Cornell University

Sturt Manning is leading investigations into the timelines of ancient events, using tree ring data to refine the widely used radiocarbon dating method.

Released: 26-Aug-2020 4:10 PM EDT
New method to combat damage, help revive NY berry industry
Cornell University

Greg Loeb has been experimenting with a thin mesh covering, called exclusion netting, around berry crops as a means to prevent spotted wing drosophila (SWD) infestation. The efficacy of the netting is documented in a paper, “Factors Affecting the Implementation of Exclusion Netting to Control Drosophila Suzukii on Primocane Raspberry,” published in the journal Crop Protection.

Released: 26-Aug-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Microscopic robots ‘walk’ thanks to laser tech
Cornell University

A Cornell University-led collaboration has created the first microscopic robots that incorporate semiconductor components, allowing them to be controlled – and made to walk – with standard electronic signals.

Released: 25-Aug-2020 8:05 PM EDT
Researchers help inform cassava breeding worldwide
Cornell University

Scientists in Cornell University’s NextGen Cassava project have uncovered new details regarding cassava’s genetic architecture that may help breeders more easily pinpoint traits for one of Africa’s most vital crops.

Released: 25-Aug-2020 5:30 PM EDT
Stewart’s milk is New York’s cream of the crop for 2020
Cornell University

Cornell University has awarded Stewart’s Dairy in Saratoga Springs top honors in New York state’s annual fluid milk competition, conducted on behalf of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.

Released: 20-Aug-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Graphene sensors find subtleties in magnetic fields
Cornell University

Cornell researchers used an ultrathin graphene “sandwich” to create a tiny magnetic field sensor that can operate over a greater temperature range than previous sensors, while also detecting miniscule changes in magnetic fields that might otherwise get lost within a larger magnetic background.

Released: 20-Aug-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Researchers create nanoclusters that mimic biomolecules
Cornell University

Biological systems come in all shapes, sizes and structures. Some of these structures, such as those found in DNA, RNA and proteins, are formed through complex molecular interactions that are not easily duplicated by inorganic materials.

Released: 19-Aug-2020 9:55 AM EDT
Cornell faculty inform WHO’s COVID-19 and breastfeeding guidelines
Cornell University

Cornell researchers are leading a “living systematic review” on the risk of transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) through breast milk intake and breastfeeding.

Released: 19-Aug-2020 9:40 AM EDT
Exclusive group mating found for first time in Brazilian frogs
Cornell University

While many other animals are known to engage in group fidelity, where one male mates and socially bonds exclusively with two or more females, a new study documents this behavior for the first time in an amphibian.

Released: 18-Aug-2020 10:50 AM EDT
New tool improves fairness of online search rankings
Cornell University

In a new paper, Cornell University researchers introduce a tool they’ve developed to improve the fairness of online rankings without sacrificing their usefulness or relevance.

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