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Quadrupling turbines, U.S. can meet 2030 wind-energy goals
“The United States currently produces about 7% of its electricity from wind energy,” said Sara C. Pryor, professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. “This research shows that a quadrupling of the installed capacity of wind...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Environment
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Physics tool helps track cancer cell diversity
A Cornell-led team took a novel, interdisciplinary approach to analyzing the behavior of breast tumor cells by employing a statistical modeling technique more commonly used in physics and economics. The team was able to demonstrate how the...
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Medicine

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Cornell scientists amplify ‘green’ research at AAAS

Researchers – including nearly a dozen from Cornell – met in seminar rooms, ballrooms, hallways, coffee shops, lunch counters and the exposition hall. Drew Harvell, professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, spoke at a Feb...

  • Atkinson Center
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Fish
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Newly found bacteria fights climate change, soil pollutants
“Microbes have been here since life began, almost 4 billion years. They created the system that we live in, and they sustain it,” said Dan Buckley, professor of microbial ecology in the Section of Soil and Crop Sciences in the School of...
  • Cornell Botanic Gardens
  • Microbiology
  • School of Integrative Plant Science

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Experiential learning program celebrates 20 years in India
That question was answered over two weeks in January, as she and 17 other Cornell students – along with a nearly equal number of Indian students – traversed nearly 1,000 miles across India as part of coursework for the International Agricultural...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
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Partnership seeks to unleash DNA’s potential
Wojtek Pawlowski, associate professor of plant genetics, has been studying the mechanisms of genetic recombination for 15 years. Now his lab, part of the School of Integrative Plant Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
  • Plants
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Top ag schools joining forces at Cornell digital ag hackathon
The tools of technology can help develop innovative solutions, but it’s too big a task to tackle alone. This year, students and faculty from the world’s five leading agricultural universities, including Cornell, will spend three days learning...
  • Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture
  • Agriculture
  • Digital Agriculture
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For runners heading to Olympics trials, it’s been a long haul
After work, she does either another run, cross-training or weight training. On Sundays she takes a longer run – 20 miles or more. “It’s not easy to cram 20 hours a week of training in with a 40-hours-a-week job and having two kids,” said Benson...
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Nutritional Sciences
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Consider workplace AI’s impact before it’s too late, study says
In the work world, artificial intelligence often is designed to prioritize technological aspects over social ones, and according to new Cornell research, this may trigger unexpected consequences in other parts of society.
  • Department of Communication
  • Applied Economics
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Global startup summit taps Zymtronix as challenge finalist
The Hello Tomorrow group scouts the world for cutting-edge technology applied in the digital, quantum physics, biology, biotech and new-material realms. “Hello Tomorrow is the equivalent of the Olympic games for ‘deep tech’ startups,” said...
  • Agriculture