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May 1, 2013
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A new approach to spinal muscular atrophy?

Spinal muscular atrophy is a debilitating neuromuscular disease that in its most severe form is the leading genetic cause of infant death. By experimenting with an ALS drug in two very different animal models, researchers at Brown University and Boston … Continue reading

February 25, 2013
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Malawi’s Bountiful Harvests and Healthier Children

In Malawi, the fields are full ­– and so are the children. Through research led by Michigan State University, crop yields have increased dramatically. The children of Ekwendi, Malawi, also have gained weight and are taller. These improvements bring smiles … Continue reading

February 9, 2013
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Sail Far and Wide from New York City

New York is a hub. This city has served as a focal point for so many things American, from fashion to publishing to bagels and so much more. Now the “city that never sleeps” is becoming a hub for cruise … Continue reading

October 23, 2012
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IBM Announces Student Winners of Watson Case Competition from Cornell University

Faculty award winners from Nine Universities Also Announced; Professors to Receive $10,000 Grants for Watson Curriculums LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – 23 Oct 2012: Cornell University and IBM today announced the winners of the second Watson Academic Case Competition. The contest … Continue reading

June 12, 2012
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A Career of Thriving on ‘Impossible Projects’ – Including Kinect for Xbox 360

Alex Kipman, leader behind Kinect, on making technology ‘disappear.’ REDMOND, Wash. – June 12, 2012 – In June 2010, Alex Kipman sat in Los Angeles’ Galen Center as Cirque de Soleil performers helped introduce the world to Kinect. Acrobats, musicians … Continue reading

May 7, 2012
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A NASA Weather ‘Eye in the Sky’ Marks 10 Years

For 10 years, it has silently swooped through space in its orbital perch 438 miles (705 kilometers) above Earth, its nearly 2,400 spectral “eyes” peering into Earth’s atmosphere, watching. But there’s nothing alien about NASA’s Atmospheric Infrared Sounder, or AIRS, … Continue reading

April 21, 2012
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Study Amplifies Understanding of Hearing in Baleen Whales

For decades, scientists have known that dolphins and other toothed whales have specialized fats associated with their jaws, which efficiently convey sound waves from the ocean to their ears. But until now, the hearing systems of their toothless grazing cousins, … Continue reading

February 12, 2012
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Aquatics Center: Brown Dives into Solar Energy

The 168 rectangular panels on the roof of the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatic Center will generate  enough power to keep the lights on and enough thermal energy to heat the million-gallon pool. The center, due to open April 13, will … Continue reading