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LEED Certification Boosts Hotel Revenue

LEED-certified hotels make more money in average daily rates and revenue per available room than their non-LEED competitors, according to a study by Cornell University. This is a change from a 2013 Cornell study that stated hotels, on average, don’t see a revenue boost from going green. The new study compared the performance of 93 […]

Guiding Stars

Can nutrition rating systems be used in supermarkets to encourage healthier spending habits? A new study by Cornell University researchers sought to answer that very question by tracking the purchasing records in a supermarket chain that uses the Guiding Stars System to rate the nutritional value of foods for sale. read more

Add salt to significantly extend the life of lithium-based batteries

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Salt has long been used to preserve meat, and now researchers at Cornell University have found that adding certain salts to the anodes of lithium-based batteries can also increase their useful life by a very large factor, solving long-standing problems associated with cell degradation. Show More Summary

Alien Contact in Puerto Rico?

Shortly before the dawning of the 1960s, a historic document, with the title of Searching for Interstellar Communications, was prepared by Phillip Morrison and Giuseppe Conconi, a pair of physicists at Cornell University, and which was published within the prestigious pages of Nature. Its focus: the potential...

IAFP Interview: Wiedmann on Big Data in Food Safety

Dr. Martin Wiedmann, professor of food science at Cornell University, spoke with Food Safety News at the 2014 Conference of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) held Aug. 3-6 in Indianapolis, IN. The discussion covered...Show More Summary

The Histories of American Capitalism

Heath CarterRegistration is now open for Cornell University's blockbuster conference on the Histories of American Capitalism, scheduled for November 6-8, 2014. Keynote speakers include Julia Ott (the New School), Richard White (Stanford), Jackson Lears (Rutgers), Orlando Patterson (Harvard), Guy Standing (University of London), Nancy Folbre (Univ. Show More Summary

'Jie (Boundaries): Contemporary Art from Taiwan' at the Johnson Museum

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University presents Jie (Boundaries): Contemporary Art from Taiwan, on view now through December 21. This exhibition, jointly organized by the Johnson Museum of Art and the National Taiwan...Show More Summary

Visiting Cornell Professor Arrested For Allegedly Molesting Sleeping Woman On Flight

Eun-jong Lee, 47, a visiting professor of Human Ecology Design at Cornell University has been arrested after he allegedly groped a sleeping woman’s breast on a flight from Tokyo to Newark, New Jersey. He has been charged with abusive sexual contact, a felony carrying a maximum two-year prison term and a $250,000 fine. The woman […]

Four Leadership Lessons From the Kitchen

I was an Ivy League drop out. This might not be so bad, except for the fact that my family is steeped in academia, with various relatives teaching at both Cornell University and Georgetown University. So you can imagine my parent's reaction when I said I wanted to drop out of Cornell in the middle of my third liberal arts semester... Show More Summary

Origami could lead to exotic materials, tiny transformers

ITHACA, N.Y. – Embracing the pleats, creases and tucks of the Japanese art of decorative paper folding, Cornell University researchers are uncovering how origami principles could lead to exotic materials, soft robots and even tiny transformers. read more

Write-Offs: 07.24.14

$$$ UBS Lashes Out at French Prosecutors [Dealbook] $$$ KKR’s Quarterly Profit Surges [WSJ] $$$ Schwartz, 32, looks much as he did when he was a student on the dean’s list at Cornell University, all the way back in the Aughts. He had no experience in fast food before going to Burger King; he spent… Continue reading » Follow Dealbreaker on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

Facebook’s Study Did No Wrong

It came to light recently that Facebook, in collaboration with some researchers at Cornell University, had conducted a research study on some of its users, manipulating what users saw in their news feeds in order to see if there was an appreciable impact on what those users themselves then posted. Would people who saw happy […]

The birth of topological spintronics

The discovery of a new material combination that could lead to a more efficient approach to computer memory and logic will be described in the journal Nature on July 24, 2014. The research, led by Penn State University and Cornell University...Show More Summary

The 92 percent clean plate club

If you're a member of the Clean Plate Club – you eat pretty much everything you put on your plate – you're not alone! A new Cornell University study shows that the average adult eats 92% of whatever he or she puts on his or her plate. Show More Summary

Menu Formatting Could Affect How Much You Spend at a Restaurant

We already know that eating out is expensive, but a recent study at Cornell University found a tactic restaurants use to get you to spend even more. Read more...

Drone lighting could be coming soon to your studio

A flying flash rig that tracks the position of both photographer and subject to maintain consistent lighting angles has been developed by researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Cornell University. In a project designed...Show More Summary

A Tale of Two Graduations

I recently attended the graduation ceremonies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Our grandson, Matthew, was receiving his masters in hotel administration. It was a great thrill to see him walk across the stage and receive his diploma. Matthew is our daughter Debbie's youngest son and he's grown up in our hotel family. Show More Summary

Think Fun While Exercising, You'll Eat Less Later

Think of your next workout as a fun activity or as a well-deserved break - not exercise - and you'll eat less and lose more weight, according to a new study from Cornell University Food and Brand Lab.

Study Cracks How the Brain Processes Emotions

Although feelings are personal and subjective, the human brain turns them into a standard code that objectively represents emotions across different senses, situations and even people, reports a new study by Cornell University neuroscientist Adam Anderson.

ABM Announces New Patent to Improve Plant Growth

Advanced Biological Marketing (ABM) announces the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 8,716,001 for a Trichoderma strain that induces resistance to plant diseases and increases plant growth. The patent was issued to Cornell University and ABM has exclusive worldwide rights. Show More Summary

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