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Researchers Consider Invisible Hurdles in Digital AG Design

When Gloire Rubambiza was installing a digital agriculture system at the Cornell Orchards and greenhouses, he encountered a variety of problems, including connectivity and compatibility issues, and equipment frozen under snow.
24-Jun-2022 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cornell Begins Drilling for Geothermal Heat with Test ‘Borehole’

Cornell is one step closer to determining the feasibility of using deep geothermal energy to heat the Ithaca campus.
21-Jun-2022 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Technology Helps Self-Driving Cars Learn From Own Memories

Researchers at Cornell University have developed a way to help autonomous vehicles create “memories” of previous experiences and use them in future navigation, especially during adverse weather conditions when the car cannot safely rely on its...
21-Jun-2022 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

United Airlines, Dimensional Energy Reach Green Fuel Pact

United Airlines will fly greener through its friendly blue skies one day, as the airline group agreed June 15 to purchase at least 300 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel from Cornell University startup Dimensional Energy, a company that...
17-Jun-2022 11:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

AI Reveals Scale of Eelgrass Vulnerability to Warming, Disease

A combination of ecological field methods and cutting-edge artificial intelligence has helped an interdisciplinary research group detect eelgrass wasting disease at nearly three dozen sites along a 1,700-mile stretch of the West Coast, from San...
15-Jun-2022 11:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Nostril Swab Best Way to Test for COVID-19, Study Finds

In a new study, Cornell researchers found that nasopharyngeal swabs – taken from far back inside the nostril – were more effective at detecting COVID-19 than saliva tests or swabs just inside the nostril or under the tongue.
14-Jun-2022 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Alga Species Named for Poet Amanda Gorman

In 2020, a group of researchers in Fay-Wei Li’s lab at the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) had done what many scientists dream of doing: They discovered a new species.
14-Jun-2022 11:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rapid-fire fast radio burst shows hot space between galaxies

A recently discovered, rare and persistent rapid-fire fast radio burst source – sending out an occasional and informative cosmic ping from more than 3.5 billion light years away – helps to reveal the secrets of the broiling hot space between the...
8-Jun-2022 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Are Stablecoins Key in Fast-Changing Digital Financial World?

21-Jun-2022 11:30 AM EDT

DACA Anniversary Not a Milestone to Celebrate, but a Call to Action

16-Jun-2022 11:25 AM EDT

Cornell University CALS Dean: Invest in Ag Research to Fight Climate Change

Benjamin Z. Houlton, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, testified June 15 to the U.S. House Agriculture Committee on the role of climate research in supporting agricultural resiliency.
16-Jun-2022 11:05 AM EDT

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Cornell Law instructor advises NFL on diversity hiring

Michael L. Huyghue, a former NFL general manager, has provided recommendations for improving diversity, equity and inclusion in hiring practices and is meeting with each team’s leadership.
13-Jun-2022 12:05 PM EDT

Jan. 6 Hearings: What’s Missing Are Key White House Witnesses

10-Jun-2022 2:50 PM EDT

In Blow to U.S. Diplomacy, Mexican President Skips Key Regional Summit

7-Jun-2022 11:20 AM EDT

WHO proposals imperfect, but won’t violate U.S. sovereignty

26-May-2022 2:30 PM EDT

Digital focus of Asia trade plan will help U.S. companies, allies

23-May-2022 12:20 PM EDT

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