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Microfluidic device selects cancer cells based on chemotactic phenotype

Microfluidic device selects cancer cells based on chemotactic phenotype

June 24, 2014

Labmedica: A new approach has been invented for screening for aggressive cancer cells, using a microfluidic device that isolates only the most aggressive, metastatic cell. read more

Inside Job: A New Chip Tells Farmers When to Water

Inside Job: A New Chip Tells Farmers When to Water

June 23, 2014

Modern Farmer: Lakso and Abraham Stroock, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, as well as Vinay Pagay, a Ph.D student at the time, created an electronic microchip water... read more

Study of magma by Abers and team under Mount St. Helens underway

Study of magma by Abers and team under Mount St. Helens underway

June 23, 2014

IMUSH researchers hope findings improve forecasting of volcanoes. read more

Microsoft backs Cornell effort for 'theory of everything'

Microsoft backs Cornell effort for 'theory of everything'

June 22, 2014

Ithaca Journal: An assistant professor of computer science at Cornell University is hunting for a “theory of everything,” and now he has the support of Microsoft to do it. read more

PoW! Academics KO Bitcoin mining mammoths

PoW! Academics KO Bitcoin mining mammoths

June 20, 2014

The Register: Cornell University academics Ittay Eyal and Emin Gün Sirer say their "Two Phase Proof of Work (2P-PoW)" is a simple solution to de-incentivise large Bitcoin mining pools. read more

Should you go to grad school?

Should you go to grad school?

June 17, 2014

Buzzfeed: The following piece is by Duncan Watts Ph.D. '97 TAM and is excerpted from Should I Go to Grad School?, an essay collection featuring more than 40 essays by writers, artists, academics,... read more

Ask the experts: The domestic energy “revolution” and your wallet

Ask the experts: The domestic energy “revolution” and your wallet

June 8, 2014

WalletHub: DrillingThe energy crisis continues to dominate the headlines in 2014, but this time with positive news: America’s energy outlook is improving — or it seems to be. The U.S. Department of... read more