New quick, portable test for iron, Vitamin A deficiency could help save lives around the world

ITHACA, N.Y. – 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. “Vitamin A and iron deficiency affect more than one-third of the world’s population. Problems resulting from these deficiencies – such […]

Researchers turn to trees to trim highway toxins

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University engineering students are creating a state-of-the-art computer model to strategically place trees on highways near residential areas to mitigate pollution particles and improve human health. Doctoral candidates Khaled Hashad and Bo Yang, along with undergraduate researcher Dan Shaw ’18 – all working in the Energy and the Environment Research Laboratory of Max […]

NY hop growers face challenges to meet rising brewery demands

  Media note: A video of the researchers is available here. ITHACA, N.Y. – The New York craft beer industry is really hopping. From 2012 to 2016, the number of breweries more than tripled, from 95 to 302 ­– and the industry contributes $3.5 billion to the state’s economy annually. This surging craft-brewing industry is […]

TCS & Cornell Tech Inaugurate the Tata Innovation Center, Partnership on Campus to Promote Joint Academic and Industry Research

$50 Million Investment from Tata Consultancy Services will Enhance Applied Research at University Campus and Accelerate K-12 Digital Literacy in New York City Schools NEW YORK | MUMBAI, Dec 4, 2017: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, announced Dec. 4 a $50 million investment […]

People with disabilities more likely to be arrested

ITHACA, N.Y. – 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. People with disabilities in the study – including emotional, physical, cognitive or sensory disabilities – were nearly 44 percent more likely to be arrested by age 28, […]

Top-flight rheometer allows for outside-the-box research

ITHACA, N.Y. – Until earlier this month, if students in Itai Cohen’s research group wanted to perform advanced measurements on a fluid – such as applying both rotation and sinusoidal oscillations to gauge whether the flow disruption was hydrodynamically or contact-mediated – they’d have to drive 330 miles east. Now, thanks to a loan from […]

Cornell, DEC launch new hemlock pest biocontrol lab

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced the creation of a new, $1.2 million biological control lab on Cornell’s Ithaca campus to protect the state’s ecologically important hemlock trees. The lab, partly funded by the state conservation department and headed by Cornell forest entomologist Mark Whitmore, will […]

Proposed New York climate change mitigation bill doesn’t hit the mark, says Cornell expert

ITHACA, N.Y. – Toby Ault, assistant professor of earth and atmospheric sciences at Cornell University, suggested strong carbon-tracking improvements be included in a proposed New York State Senate bill intended to mitigate the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. The proposed Senate Bill S6617-A – the Climate and Community Protection Act –  is sponsored by Sen. Tony […]

Cornell mathematician’s study of ‘swarmalators’ could direct future science

ITHACA, N.Y. – How does the Japanese tree frog figure into the latest work of noted mathematician Steven Strogatz? As it turns out, quite prominently. “We had read about these funny frogs that hop around and croak,” said Strogatz, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics. “They form patterns in space and time. Usually […]

Tumbling bumblebee populations linked to fungicides

ITHACA, N.Y. – When a Cornell-led team of scientists analyzed two dozen environmental factors to understand bumblebee population declines and range contractions, they expected to find stressors like changes in land use, geography or insecticides. Instead, they found a shocker: fungicides, commonly thought to have no impact. “Insecticides work; they kill insects. Fungicides have been […]