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Earthquake risk rises for one-third of U.S.

Earthquake risk rises for one-third of U.S.

July 18, 2014

CBS: A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United States and lowers it for one-tenth. read more

Google's latest project: mapping small gas leaks in US cities

Google's latest project: mapping small gas leaks in US cities

July 16, 2014

CSM: In a joint project, Google Street View cars sniffed out minor gas leaks in Boston, Staten Island, and Indianapolis. While the leaks don't represent a safety threat, they add up to a large volume... read more

Drone lighting: UAVs may be a photographer's best friend

Drone lighting: UAVs may be a photographer's best friend

July 14, 2014

Engineering.com: Lighting is crucial to the art of photography. But lights are cumbersome and time-consuming to set up, and outside the studio, it can be prohibitively difficult to position them... read more

CSHL receives $50 million to establish Simons Center for Quantitative Biology

CSHL receives $50 million to establish Simons Center for Quantitative Biology

July 7, 2014

CNBC: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) today announced a $50 million gift from Jim and Marilyn Simons to establish the Simons Center for Quantitative Biology. The Center will support research and... read more

Organ–organ interactions could compound nanoparticle damage

Organ–organ interactions could compound nanoparticle damage

July 3, 2014

Chemistry World: A microfluidic device that recreates interactions between the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and the liver to give a more realistic assessment of nanoparticle toxicity has detected... read more

Study shows how drilling wastewater causes quakes

Study shows how drilling wastewater causes quakes

July 3, 2014

NYT: A new study explains how just four wells forcing massive amounts of drilling wastewater into the ground are probably shaking up Oklahoma. read more

A selfie for your health

A selfie for your health

July 3, 2014

ABC 2 News: Researchers at Cornell have developed a device that can add testing cholesterol and vitamin D levels to your phone's already impressive list of functions. read more

New concerns arise over fracking's safety

New concerns arise over fracking's safety

July 2, 2014

CBS News: It seems a large percentage of oil and gas wells tapping the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania are leaking methane gas, either into the air or into underground sources of drinking... read more

Why computers won't be replacing you just yet

Why computers won't be replacing you just yet

July 1, 2014

The New York Times: Three computer scientists, Chenhao Tan, Lillian Lee and Bo Pang, have built an algorithm that predicts retweets. read more