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Cornell University is a private and statutory Ivy League research university in Ithaca, New York. Founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White, the university was intended to teach and make contributions in all fields of knowledge—from the classics to the sciences, and from the theoretical to the applied. This author account is not officially owned by Cornell University. This author account is being used only for giving credits to the University.
Want the money now or later? It may depend on your age

Want the money now or later? It may depend on your age

Imagine winning the lottery and having it payout over a scheduled period of time. Would you want the largest payments right away? Or would...
New tools help detect digital domestic abuse

New tools help detect digital domestic abuse

Carol is locked in a custody battle with her abusive ex-husband. She has an order of protection against him, but he’s somehow able to...
Fluorescent glow may reveal hidden life in the cosmos

Fluorescent glow may reveal hidden life in the cosmos

Astronomers seeking life on distant planets may want to go for the glow. Harsh ultraviolet radiation flares from red suns, once thought to destroy surface...
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Deadly protein duo reveals new drug targets for viral diseases

It sounds like a plot point from a sci-fi movie: Two different and dangerous monsters merge into a hybrid that is more powerful and...
Genomic data show how fish fare in evolutionary rapids

Genomic data show how fish fare in evolutionary rapids

Over recent decades, many commercially harvested fish have grown slower and matured earlier, which can translate into lower yields and a reduced resilience to...
TESS satellite uncovers its ‘first nearby super-Earth’

TESS satellite uncovers its ‘first nearby super-Earth’

An international team of astronomers led by Cornell’s Lisa Kaltenegger has characterized the first potentially habitable world outside of our own solar system. Located about 31 light-years...
New software helps plant breeders bring out their best

New software helps plant breeders bring out their best

Broccoli is in the eye of the beholder. A head of broccoli that might appeal to one person – perhaps because of its deep green...
New imaging method aids in water decontamination

New imaging method aids in water decontamination

A breakthrough imaging technique developed by Cornell researchers shows promise in decontaminating water by yielding surprising and important information about catalyst particles that can’t...
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Robot circulatory system powers possibilities

Untethered robots suffer from a stamina problem. A possible solution: a circulating liquid – “robot blood” – to store energy and power its applications...
Neural network data matching

Machine learning unlocks mysteries of quantum physics

Understanding electrons’ intricate behaviour has led to discoveries that transformed society, such as the revolution in computing made possible by the invention of the...