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How sahara dust sustains the Amazon Rainforest, in 3-D

How sahara dust sustains the Amazon Rainforest, in 3-D

February 25, 2015

Climate Central: The Amazon rainforest exists in part due to an atmospheric pipeline of dust from the Sahara Desert. And if that pipeline were to dry up or be diverted, massive biological changes... read more

Cornell launches prototype challenge for engineering students

Cornell launches prototype challenge for engineering students

February 23, 2015

Campus Technology: Dubbed the "Pitch Your Prototype Challenge," the competition is a partnership between Cornell and Make: and asks engineering students to work in teams to design and fabricate an... read more

A clear and audacious goal: Opposing view

A clear and audacious goal: Opposing view

February 23, 2015

USA Today: NASA is necessarily risk-averse. The space agency carefully scripts the activities of astronauts, safely planning extravehicular activities and scientific investigations aboard the... read more

Can smartphones help Kenyan cattle herders?

Can smartphones help Kenyan cattle herders?

February 23, 2015

Red Orbit: Researchers from Cornell University have been equipping pastoral herders with smartphones, and the herders are using the devices for much greater purposes than updating their Facebook... read more

Research on earthquake engineering, resilient infrastructure

Research on earthquake engineering, resilient infrastructure

February 12, 2015

Scoop: Civil and natural resources engineers at the University of Canterbury are developing new technologies to evaluate the effects of earthquake-induced ground movement on buildings and facilities... read more

Cornell And ANSYS helping to train next generation of engineers

Cornell And ANSYS helping to train next generation of engineers

February 10, 2015

PRNewswire: Cornell University's College of Engineering and ANSYS are training future engineers worldwide to become proficient in engineering simulation solutions. Through the SimCafe wiki, which was... read more

Coincidence or higher power? 3 experts weigh in

Coincidence or higher power? 3 experts weigh in

February 4, 2015

Huffington Post: From mathematical theory to embracing God and coincidence, these insights can move you a little closer to understanding our connection to the beyond. read more

Upperclass students connect undergrads to research

Upperclass students connect undergrads to research

February 3, 2015

The deadline for applying to the Cornell Undergraduate Research Board is Friday, Feb. 6. The program helps connect undergraduates interested in pursuing research with experienced student researchers. read more

Engineers devise genetic 'on' switch made exclusively of RNA

Engineers devise genetic 'on' switch made exclusively of RNA

February 2, 2015

Science Daily: All life processes depend on genes turning on and off. Cornell University scientists have created a new "on" switch to control gene expression -- a breakthrough that could... read more

Innovations: 5 amazing ways 3D-printed food will change the way we eat

Innovations: 5 amazing ways 3D-printed food will change the way we eat

February 1, 2015

MSN: Journey to the frontier of food and you'll find a 3D printer, spewing out chocolate. While traditional cooking isn't going anywhere, you can count on 3D printed foods eventually finding a place... read more