“The purpose is to try and make U.S. poultry production more sustainable and more profitable for the producers,” said Prof. Xingen Lei, animal science, one of the co-principal investigators on the project, explaining that the project stands to disrupt one of America’s largest and most ubiquitous consumer markets.
According to Cornell University’s Department of Agriculture, the eastern broccoli industry is currently valued at around $90 million, and is projected to meet the goal of $100 million in the next year. Bjorkman said that the goal is to have locally-grown broccoli eventually comprise 25 percent of eastern U.S. broccoli consumption.
A new Cornell Tech study shows that news headlines might not matter as much as we think. Prof. Mor Naaman examined how much previously held political beliefs affected how much Americans trusted headlines.
Many STEM majors choose not to study abroad because of their bulky course load and career anxiety. This is one of the main reasons Professor Sarvary so passionately pursued the creation of this program.
The retracted publication is the food researcher’s fourth full retraction this year, along with at least eight corrections published or forthcoming and a slew of misconduct allegations facing at least 50 of Wansink’s studies.
A new podcast series led exclusively by Cornell faculty and researchers — each episode fewer than three minutes long — brings together pockets of wisdom from experts who study what it really means to be human being.
Imagine having the ability to edit the mutations out of your own genes. Genetic diseases like Huntington’s, Tay-Sachs and cystic fibrosis would become a thing of the past; this ability would change the face of medicine. The potential applications of gene editing are far-reaching — and new research from Cornell might get us closer to making these applications a reality. A recent study may have uncovered another mechanism of a new gene editing technique. Prof. Ailong Ke, molecular biology and genetics, has been leading research on the structure of Type I Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeat (CRISPR) systems, which have the potential to be more specific than current gene editing techniques.
Two of college students’ favorite pastimes — social media and arguing—were topics of a recent Cornell study. The paper titled “Winning Arguments: Interaction Dynamics and Persuasion Strategies in Good-faith Online Discussions” was published on arXiv — an online e-print service owned by Cornell. By using the ChangeMyView debate platform on Reddit, the research team had unique access to a sample of people dedicated to reasoned debate and the exchange of ideas. Grad Vlad Niculae, one of the paper’s authors explained why CMV was a great platform to study. “CMV offers a combination of conditions that are very fortunate for our research purposes,” Niculae said.
When the first silicon chip was made, few envisioned that it would lead to smart phones. So pointed out Prof. Tobias Hanrath, material sciences and engineering, when discussing his and graduate student Kevin Whitham’s, work that could have applications ranging from improved electronic devices to helping solve the world’s energy crisis. What’s helping to potentially solve such big issues? The answer may not be big at all. Hanrath and Whitham’s work revolves around crystals called ‘quantum dots,’ which are so tiny that it would take about 200,000 dots to fit the width of a human hair.