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It’s 60 degrees F in Ithaca on Feb. 22! Can you see spring from here?
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Learn how a Cornell Tech team is reducing urban congestion through an app that tracks bikers: http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2017/02/cornell-tech-app-tracks-bikers-reduces-urban-congestion
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Initially gaining inspiration from superhero clothing, a team at the College of Human Ecology is crafting material that can also serve as batteries. Learn more: https://research.cornell.edu/news-features/superhero-clothing-and-nanotechnology

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Professor Jenny Sabin of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning has won the 2017 MoMA PS1 Young Architect’s Program Competition for “Lumen,” a knitted installation crafted out of responsive tubular fabric structures. Learn more: http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2017/02/jenny-sabins-lumen-wins-moma-ps1-competition
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Topside icing, where ocean water freezes once it contacts a ship, is a potential hazard for ships in the polar region. Until recently, no tool has existed to accurately monitor this effect. Learn how the College of Engineering is establishing a novel method to help track arctic ice buildup: http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2017/02/cornell-engineers-look-help-arctic-ships-assess-ice-buildup
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How long will you use that new activity-tracking app? Mindless computing, a promising new field, aims to leverage theories in psychology and behavioral economics for designing technology that accounts for human tendencies. Learn more: https://research.cornell.edu/news-features/mindless-computing

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Soil health relies on millions of microbes to carry out processes that ensure the right nutrients are available. “There remain a lot of soil secrets,” says biology major Alburuj Rahman ‘16. Combining his interests in math and science, Rahman works with Professor James P. Shapleigh to unearth some of these secrets. Learn more: https://research.cornell.edu/node/4321

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A research team with collaborators from Weill Cornell Medicine & the College of Veterinary Medicine found a link between Crohn’s disease and arthritis, connecting seemingly unrelated symptoms. Read more: http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2017/02/bacteria-links-crohns-disease-arthritis-researchers-find
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Spotted at Duffield Hall: A computer depiction of the human form as observed in a single image. Co-developed by Cornell Tech Dean and Vice Provost Daniel Huttenlocher, computer vision systems have the ability to analyze any image to find possible body locations, enabling direct interaction between people and computers.
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Cornell Tech is part of a pioneering study that examines smartphone application to better understand impulsivity in daily life. Learn more:
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