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Proximity Tags Emit Radio Waves to Monitor Heart, Lungs, Blood Pressure

Contact-free measurement of vital signs is already a reality, but with a few important limitations some of which researchers at Cornell University may be able to overcome. Currently used devices typically require the patient to be in close proximity to the sensor, and they’re only able to measure the breathing and heart rates, along with […]

Eating More Foods with Choline During Pregnancy Could Boost Baby's Brain

When expectant mothers consume sufficient amounts of the nutrient choline during pregnancy, their offspring gain enduring cognitive benefits, a new Cornell University study suggests.

Physicists build muscle for shape-changing, cell-sized robots

ITHACA, N.Y. - An electricity-conducting, environment-sensing, shape-changing machine the size of a human cell? Is that even possible? Cornell University physicists Paul McEuen and Itai Cohen not only say yes, but they've actually built the "muscle" for one.

Physicists build muscle for shape-changing, cell-sized robots

(Cornell University) A Cornell University team has made a robot exoskeleton that can rapidly change its shape upon sensing chemical or thermal changes in its environment. And, they claim, these microscale machines -- equipped with electronic, photonic and chemical payloads -- could become a powerful platform for robotics at the size scale of biological microorganisms.

Spider's web inspires removable implant that may control type 1 diabetes

(Cornell University) For the more than 1 million Americans who live with type 1 diabetes, daily insulin injections are literally a matter of life and death. And while there is no cure, a Cornell University-led research team has developed a device that could revolutionize management of the disease.

Randomness a key in spread of disease, other 'evil'

(Cornell University) Working with a simple mathematical model in which chance plays a key role, Cornell University researchers calculated how long it would take a bacterial infection or cancer cell to take over a network of healthy cells. Show More Summary

Study suggests dangerous crop fungus produces toxic chemical to repel insects

A team of researchers from Cornell and North Carolina State University has conducted a study examining a possible connection between a toxin produced by a crop-damaging fungus and insects that may attempt to feed on it. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the group describes their study and what they found.

Climate scientists study the odds of a US megadrought

(Cornell University) To help untangle fact from speculation, Cornell University climate scientists and their colleagues have developed a 'robust null hypothesis' to assess the odds of a megadrought -- one that lasts more than 30 years -- occurring in the western and southwestern United States. The research was published online in the Journal of Climate.

Engineers program tiny robots to move, think like insects

(Cornell University) While engineers have had success building tiny, insect-like robots, programming them to behave autonomously like real insects continues to present technical challenges. A group of Cornell University engineers has...Show More Summary

Scrap the stethoscope -- engineers create new way to measure vital signs with radio waves

(Cornell University) Cornell University engineers have demonstrated a method for gathering blood pressure, heart rate and breath rate using a cheap and covert system of radio-frequency signals and microchip 'tags,' similar to the anti-theft tags department stores place on clothing and electronics.

Typhoid fever toxin has a sweet tooth

(Cornell University) Although the insidious bacterium Salmonella typhi has been around for centuries, very little is actually known about its molecular mechanisms. A new study from researchers at the College of Veterinary Medicine addresses this knowledge gap and may lead to novel, targeted treatments.

Segrenomics: Cashing In on Our Unequal Education System Goes Way Back

Click here for reuse options! Today's Silicon Valley hustlers belong to a long tradition of making money off a segregated education system. Noliwe Rooks is the director of American studies at Cornell University and the author of Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation, and the End of Public Education. Show More Summary

Astronomer scores 'Oscar of Science' for mapping of early cosmos

(Cornell University) Rachel Bean, professor of astronomy and senior associate dean of undergraduate education for the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University, is among a team of 27 scientists who won a share of the $3 million 2018 Breakthrough Prize in fundamental physics this week.

New quick, portable test for iron, Vitamin A deficiency could save lives

(Cornell University) Cornell University engineers and nutritionists have created a swift solution for a challenging global health problem: a low-cost, rapid test to detect iron and vitamin A deficiencies at the point of care.

One Easy Self-Assessment for True Success

How to Keep Track of the 10 Domains that Make up Your Life. One key for designing the future we desire is self awareness. A study study by Cornell University and Green Peak Partners found it was the single greatest predictor of success among executives. Show More Summary

Following Drownings, an Upstate City Known for Its Gorges Mulls Blocking One Off

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Following the deaths of two students in seven years, Cornell University wants to build a gate to block a tunnel built by its founder.

People with disabilities more likely to be arrested

(Cornell University) People with disabilities face all sorts of discrimination every day. New Cornell University research suggests they may also face it while interacting with the police.

THE SCIENCE WAS SETTLED: Cornell University Is Investigating Brian Wansink’s Controversial Resear…

THE SCIENCE WAS SETTLED: Cornell University Is Investigating Brian Wansink’s Controversial Research On How We Eat. Cornell University has launched an investigation into the work of Brian Wansink, the food behavior and marketing expert who has come under fire for scientific misconduct allegations over the last year, BuzzFeed News has learned. “An internal investigation by […]

New step towards future complex oxide electronics

Researchers from TU Delft, Cornell University and the University of Cagliari report an interesting method for turning a highly insulating material into a highly conducting system. The process involves combining three different metal oxides in a sharp interface. They have recently published their findings in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

Pro-Abortion Activists Protest Campus Abortion Debate Because the Pro-Life Side is “Traumatizing”

Student abortion activists at Cornell University protested a debate about abortion last week, arguing that even an academic debate on the divisive subject could “traumatize” students. The pro-abortion students appear to have been peaceful and did not interrupt the debate. However, the protest and the students’ comments add to growing concerns about censorship of pro-life […]

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