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Volcanoes

Land-Sea Experiment Will Track Earthquakes, Volcanoes along Alaska Peninsula

The National Science Foundation is funding the largest marine seismic-monitoring effort yet along the Alaska Peninsula, a region with frequent and diverse earthquake and...
lung diseasevideo

Columbia Engineers and Clinicians First to Build a Functional Vascularized Lung...

End-stage lung disease is the third leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for 400,000 deaths per year in the United States alone. Researchers exploring...
Solar-Thermal Conversion

A Low-Cost Method for Solar-Thermal Conversion That’s Simpler and Greener

Researchers led by Yuan Yang, assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Columbia Engineering, along with colleagues at the Department of Chemistry at Columbia...
Neurons

Researchers Make Surprising Discovery About How Neurons Talk to Each Other

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have uncovered the mechanism by which neurons keep up with the demands of repeatedly sending signals to other...
genetic

Genetic Variants Found to Play Key Role

It is widely recognized that people respond differently to infections. This can partially be explained by genetics, shows a new study published in Nature...
hearing aid

Cognitive Hearing Aid Filters out the Noise

People who are hearing impaired have a difficult time following a conversation in a multi-speaker environment such as a noisy restaurant or a party....
Cerebral Palsyvideo

Robot-driven Device Improves Crouch Gait in Children with Cerebral Palsy

In the U.S., 3.6 out of 1000 school-aged children are diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP). Their symptoms include abnormal gait patterns which results in...
computer-aided designvideo

Reshaping Computer-aided Design

Almost every object we use is developed with computer-aided design (CAD). Ironically, while CAD programs are good for creating designs, using them is actually...
Atmospheric Dryness

U.S. Grasslands Affected More by Atmospheric Dryness Than by Precipitation, Study...

A new study shows that dryness of the atmosphere affects U.S. grassland productivity more than rainfall does. The findings could have important implications for predicting...
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Deep Groundwater Aquifers Respond Rapidly to Climate Variability

Changes in climate can rapidly impact even the deepest freshwater aquifers according to Penn State and Columbia University hydrologists.The researchers found that responses to...
brain perceives rhythm

How the Brain Perceives Rhythm

When it comes to perceiving music, the human brain is much more tuned in to certain types of rhythms than others, according to a...
DNA repair process

Insights into Homologous Recombination, a Critical DNA Repair Process, Have Implications...

Work led by Francis Crick Institute scientists has improved our understanding of homologous recombination - an essential process for repairing broken DNA that could...
Spinal Cord Injury

New $5M Grant to Support Robotics Research for Spinal Cord Injury...

Balance is an essential component of daily life, something many of us take for granted. But not everyone can. In the United States alone,...
Megadrought

Megadrought risks soar as atmosphere warms in Southwest

As a consequence of a warming Earth, the risk of a megadrought – one that lasts more than 35 years – in the American...
Catalysts

Making Catalysts Smarter

The industrial catalysts of the future won’t just speed up reactions, they’ll control how chemical processes work and determine how much of a particular...
marijuana, graphene

Smoking Marijuana Provides More Pain Relief for Men than Women

Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) found that men had greater pain relief than women after smoking marijuana.Results of the study were recently...
carbon dioxide

Turning CO2 into rock 

An international team of scientists have found a potentially viable way to remove anthropogenic (caused or influenced by humans) carbon dioxide emissions from the...
Manganese Oxide

Revealing the Nature of Magnetic Interactions in Manganese Oxide

New technique for probing local magnetic interactions confirms "superexchange" model that explains how the material gets its long-range magnetic order
Strength training

Strength training helps older adults live longer

Older adults who met twice-weekly strength-training guidelines had lower odds of dying, in a new analysis by researchers at Penn State College of Medicine,...
video

Scientists Generate a New Type of Human Stem Cell That Has...

The haploid stem cells may yield new genetic screening tools and therapies