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Tuning Arousal to Boost Information Transmission in the Brain

A new study from biomedical engineer Qi Wang, who is developing innovative ways of selectively activating neural circuitry to enhance perception and cognition, demonstrates a major advance in understanding how the locus coeruleus (LC) modulates...
13-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Editing Consciousness: How Bereaved People Control Their Thoughts without Knowing It

A new study from Columbia Engineering and Columbia University Irving Medical Center shows that avoidant grievers unconsciously monitor and block the contents of their mind-wandering, a discovery that could lead to more effective psychiatric...
10-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Where You Go Tells Who You Are—and Vice Versa

Mining data to analyze tracking patterns, Civil Engineering Prof Sharon Di can infer the population travel demand level in a region from the trajectories of just a portion of travelers. She found three distinct groups whose demographics she could...
26-Nov-2018 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Rising Temperatures and Human Activity are Increasing Storm Runoff and Flash Floods

Columbia Engineers show for the first time that runoff extremes have dramatically increased in response to climate and human-induced changes. Their findings demonstrate a large increase in precipitation and runoff extremes driven by human activity...
19-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Prof. Karen Kasza Wins Packard Fellowship

Mechanical Engineering Prof. Karen Kasza has won a Packard Fellowship for her research on developing new ways to engineer tissue and treat disease.
18-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Data Science Method Makes Charts Easier to Read at a Glance

Researchers have developed a new method—“Pixel Approximate Entropy”—that measures the complexity of a data visualization and can be used to develop easier to read visualizations. “In fast-paced settings, it is important to know if the...
18-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Columbia Engineers Build Smallest Integrated Kerr Frequency Comb Generator

Optical frequency combs can enable ultrafast processes in physics, biology, and chemistry, as well as improve communication and navigation, medical testing, and security. Columbia Engineers have built a Kerr frequency comb generator that, for the...
5-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Revolutionary Ultra-thin “Meta-lens” Enables Full-color Imaging

Columbia Engineers have created the first flat lens capable of correctly focusing a large range of colors of any polarization to the same focal spot without the need for any additional elements. Only a micron thick, their revolutionary "flat" lens...
2-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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