This week in Science we take a closer look at what climate change it is and its possible effects toward extreme weather and species extinction, as well as how Cornell scientists are monitoring it to help create future mitigation plans.
Imagine a system capable of continuously monitoring the quality of surrounding water sources and promptly sending out warnings when they appear to be contaminated. Now, imagine having this information readily available over wireless Internet at the slide of a fingertip across the screen of an Android or iPhone.
Jeff Clune, a visiting scientist, and his team in Hod Lipson’s Creative Machines Lab have made progress towards that futuristic world through mechanical simulations that utilize natural selection in robots.
This week in science we present to you the Presidential candidate’s positions on some of the most important science issues: Energy, Climate Change and the Environment, Stem Cell Research, the Space Program, Stem Education and Research and Development. Positions come from the Republican and Democratic Party platforms as well as from each candidate’s responses to “The Top American Scien
Xiaoxi Du ’14, Dennis Chua ’14, and Joy Chua ’13 won Cornell's IBM Two Worlds Case Competition with their theoretical program “Hello Watson,” which would use the game show star's intellectual abilities to enhance tech support for consumer electronics.
Prof. Ron Harris-Warrick, neurobiology and behavior and professor of BioNB 3920 Drugs on the Brain, spoke about the effects that drugs and stimulants such as caffeine have on the brain at an event held in Willard Straight, hosted by Cornell Minds Matter, an organization that supports mental health education.