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New View on How Tissues Flow in the Embryo

Watching and measuring what happens in tissues inside the human embryo is currently not possible, and it’s difficult to do in mammalian models. Because humans and the fruit fly Drosophila share so many biological similarities, Columbia Engineering...
29-May-2020 6:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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“One-Way” Electronic Devices Enter the Mainstream

Columbia engineers are the first to build a high-performance non-reciprocal device on a compact chip with a performance 25 times better than previous work. The new chip, which can handle several watts of power (enough for cellphone transmitters that...
21-May-2020 11:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Using Big Data to Design Gas Separation Membranes

Researchers at Columbia Engineering and the University of South Carolina have developed a method that combines big data and machine learning to selectively design gas-filtering polymer membranes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Their study,...
15-May-2020 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Sustainable Recovery of Nutrients from Urine

Most ammonia capture is done through the Haber-Bosch (HB) process, an energy-intensive technique used to produce fertilizer that accounts for 1-2% of the world’s annual energy consumption. Columbia engineers report they have recovered ammonia...
6-May-2020 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Two Steps Closer to Flexible, Powerful, Fast Bioelectronic Devices

Led by Biomedical Engineering Prof Dion Khodagholy, researchers have designed biocompatible ion-driven soft transistors that can perform real-time neurologically relevant computation and a mixed-conducting particulate composite that allows creation...
23-Apr-2020 1:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Precipitation Will Be Essential for Plants to Counteract Global Warming

A new Columbia Engineering study shows that increased water stress—higher frequency of drought due to higher temperatures, is going to constrain the phenological cycle: in effect, by shutting down photosynthesis, it will generate a lower carbon...
10-Apr-2020 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ultrasound Solves an Important Clinical Problem in Diagnosing Arrhythmia

Columbia Engineering researchers have used an ultrasound technique they pioneered a decade ago--electromechanical wave imaging (EWI)--to accurately localize atrial and ventricular cardiac arrhythmias in adult patients in a double-blinded clinical...
25-Mar-2020 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Research on Compact Beam Steering Promises to Revolutionize Autonomous Navigation, Augmented Reality, Neuroscience

A Columbia Engineering team, led by Professor Michal Lipson, has developed a low-power beam steering platform that is a non-mechanical, robust, and scalable approach to beam steering.
19-Mar-2020 11:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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