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  1. New Tool Uses Your Smartphone Camera to Track Your Alertness at WorkRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2018 | Newswise

    ITHACA, N.Y. Our level of alertness rises and falls over the course of a workday, sometimes causing our energy to drop and our minds to wander just as we need to perform important tasks. To help understand these patterns and improve productivity, Cornell University researchers have developed a tool that tracks alertness by measuring pupil size, captured through a burst of photographs taken every time users unlock their smartphones.

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  2. Device to corral viable sperm may speed IVF processRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2018 | Newswise

    For couples hoping for a baby via in vitro fertilization, chances have improved. A process that once took hours now takes minutes, as Cornell scientists have created a microfluidic device that quickly corrals viable, strong and speedy sperm for fertilization.

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  3. Syracuse family utilizes Food Venture Center to start business,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2018 | Newswise

    ITHACA, N.Y. Mike Trudell remembers when pickled eggs and sausage were staples at restaurants and taverns. "When I was a kid in the 1970s, I would eat pickled foods all the time," he said.

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  4. Onondaga County's Christa Glazier recognized as esteemed economic development leaderRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2018 | Newswise

    Media Note: Images of Christa Glazier from the award celebration can be viewed and downloaded here: https://cornell.box.com/v/Glazier ITHACA, N.Y. Christa Glazier was presented with the second Cornell University New York State Hometown Alumni Award in Syracuse Aug. 28. Glazier, who was a natural resources major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences , is vice president of communications and marketing for the Onondaga County-based CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity . Surrounded by her family, colleagues and fellow Cornellians, Glazier was honored at the recently renovated Marriott Syracuse Downtown hotel itself one of the high-impact economic growth projects to which CenterState CEO has directed funding.

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  5. Cornell Releases New High-Yield Strawberry, Raspberry Varieties with Longer Lasting FlavorRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2018 | Newswise

    Media Note: Images of the new Dickens strawberries and Crimson Treasure raspberries can be viewed and downloaded here: . Newswise - ITHACA, N.Y. These berries yield like the dickens.

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  6. Does Neuroscience Hold the Key to Understanding the Criminal Mind?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2018 | Newswise

    Newswise - ITHACA, N.Y. A new study shows a difference between how risk is cognitively processed by self-reported law-abiding citizens and self-reported lawbreakers, allowing researchers to better view and understand the criminal mind. Along with her team, Valerie Reyna , Lois and Melvin Tukman Professor of Human Development and director of the Cornell University Magnetic Resonance Imaging Facility, examined neurological correlations between risk preferences and criminality in adults.

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  7. Just add sun: Cornell University startup converts CO2 into fuelRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2018 | Newswise

    ITHACA, N.Y. A ruinous, atmospheric greenhouse gas may soon get a public relations makeover, as Cornell University startup Dimensional Energy has developed a way to add sunlight to carbon dioxide and transform it into an environmentally friendly fuel. To bring this idea to a commercial level, Dimensional Energy has joined Cornell's McGovern Family Center for Venture Development , a life sciences business incubator.

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  8. AI speeds effort to protect endangered elephantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2018 | Newswise

    ITHACA, N.Y. Cornell University's Elephant Listening Project tracks African forest elephants with acoustic sensors, but the forests are so remote and the sound files so huge it takes months to collect and analyze the data too long to rescue the animals from poachers or other threats. Now scientists can learn critical information about the elephants' habits and patterns in a fifth of the time.

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  9. In historic shift, women comprise half of engineering undergrads at Cornell UniversityRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2018 | Newswise

    Newswise - ITHACA, N.Y. With the arrival of the Class of 2022, the Cornell University College of Engineering now enrolls equal numbers of undergraduate women and men the first engineering school of its size and stature to achieve this milestone. Cornell Engineering 2018-19 enrollment by the numbers: Nationally, women represent only 22.9 percent of all undergraduate students enrolled in engineering majors, according to the latest figures from the American Society for Engineering Education .

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  10. Fruit flies and electrons: Researchers use physics to predict crowd behaviorRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2018 | Newswise

    Newswise - ITHACA, N.Y. Electrons whizzing around each other and humans crammed together at a political rally don't seem to have much in common, but researchers at Cornell University are connecting the dots. They've developed a highly accurate mathematical approach to predict the behavior of crowds of living creatures, using Nobel Prize-winning methods originally developed to study large collections of quantum mechanically interacting electrons.

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  11. Drought, groundwater loss sinks California land at alarming rateRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2018 | Newswise

    ITHACA, N.Y. The San Joaquin Valley in central California, like many other regions in the western United States, faces drought and ongoing groundwater extraction, happening faster than it can be replenished. And the land is sinking as a result - by up to a half-meter annually according to a new Cornell University study in Science Advances.

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  12. Need a ride? Research improves NYC bike sharing through real-time crowdsourcingRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2018 | Newswise

    Newswise - ITHACA, N.Y. -- Cornell University research improved bike sharing in New York City by providing tools to ensure bikes are available when and where they're needed through a crowdsourcing system that now evaluates bicycle usage in real time. Citi Bike redistributes its bicycles around New York City using a program called Bike Angels, which is based on research by David Shmoys , the Laibe/Acheson Professor of Business Management and Leadership Studies in the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering at Cornell.

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  13. Tree swallow study: Stressful events have long-term health impactsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2018 | Newswise

    ITHACA, N.Y. Little is known about how brief yet acute stressors such as war, natural disasters and terror attacks affect those exposed to them, though human experience suggests they have long-term impacts. Two recent studies of tree swallows uncover long-term consequences of such passing but major stressful events.

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  14. American Physical Society Publishes 60th Anniversary Edition of the Review of Particle PhysicsRead the original story

    Aug 17, 2018 | Newswise

    The latest edition of the Review of Particle Physics, a go-to resource for particle physicists published Aug. 17 in the American Physical Society's Physical Review D journal, marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of the international Particle Data Group that produces the Review. Sometimes referred to as the "bible of particle physics," the Review features 41,371 measurements.

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  15. Nonnative zooplankton species found in Lake ErieRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2018 | Newswise

    ITHACA, N.Y. Cornell University aquatic taxonomists have detected two new nonnative zooplankton species in the Great Lakes their fourth such discovery in the past two years. After 10 years of finding no new invasive zooplankton in the Great Lakes, discovering several in recent years is significant.

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  16. This small molecule could hold the key to promising HIV treatmentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2018 | Newswise

    ITHACA, N.Y. New research provides details of how the structure of the HIV-1 virus is assembled, findings that offer potential new targets for treatment. The study , authored by a multi-institutional team led by Cornell University researchers, was published in the journal Nature .

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  17. Support Increases When Opioid 'Safe Consumption Sites' Called 'Overdose Prevention Sites'Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2018 | Newswise

    "Safe consumption sites," where people can use pre-obtained drugs with medically trained personnel on hand to treat overdoses, garner higher public support when they are called "overdose prevention sites," according to a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The researchers, in a study published on August 8 in the American Journal of Public Health , surveyed representative national samples of Americans and found that only 29 percent of respondents were in favor of "safe consumption sites," but 45 percent supported them when the term "overdose prevention sites" was used instead.

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  18. A Kernel of Promise in Popcorn-Powered RobotsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2018 | Newswise

    ITHACA, N.Y. Cornell University researchers have discovered how to power simple robots with a novel substance that, when heated, can expand more than 10 times in size, change its viscosity by a factor of 10 and transition from regular to highly irregular granules with surprising force. " Popcorn-Driven Robotic Actuators ," a recent paper co-authored by Steven Ceron, mechanical engineering doctoral student, and Kirstin H. Petersen , assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, examines how popcorn's unique qualities can power inexpensive robotic devices that grip, expand or change rigidity.

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  19. Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Dissatisfied with Medical CareRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2018 | Newswise

    An estimated 5 million to 6 million women in the United States suffer from PCOS, but many have yet to be diagnosed. PCOS affects 7 percent to 10 percent of women of reproductive age, making it the most common cause of infertility.

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  20. 'Cornell AgriTech' reflects influence in food, ag innovationRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2018 | Newswise

    ITHACA, N.Y. Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences announced Aug. 1 the renaming of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station to Cornell AgriTech. Agriculture and food are multibillion-dollar industries in New York, and the name change underscores the value Cornell AgriTech brings to improving the health of the people, environment and economy of the state and beyond.

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