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Engineers create ‘lifelike’ material with artificial metabolism

Cornell engineers have constructed a DNA material with capabilities of metabolism, in addition to self-assembly and organization – three key traits of life.

Barrett: Food security is ‘challenge of the century’

Cornell professor Chris Barrett gave the 15th annual George McGovern Lecture April 4 at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome.

Course will challenge students’ perceptions of food systems

A new course to be offered in the fall in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Just Food: Exploring the Modern Food System, will deliver insights into both domestic and international food systems.

‘Historian of water’ looks at Southeast Asia in podcast

“Water Connections,” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human?” podcast series from the College of Arts and Sciences, explores the critical role oceans have played in Southeast Asia.

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USAID Center of Excellence pairs Cornell, Cairo University

The U.S. Agency for International Development has launched a five-year, $30 million project between Cornell and Cairo University to create a Center of Excellence in Agriculture in Egypt. 

Podcast explores ‘What Does Water Mean for Us Humans?’

The new season of the “What Makes Us Human” podcast series from the College of Arts and Sciences is titled “What Does Water Mean for Us Humans?” and explores the relationship between humans and water.

Produce Safety Alliance aims to demystify complex agriculture water rules

To ensure the safety of fresh fruits and vegetables for consumers, Cornell’s Produce Safety Alliance helps to explain complex federal food safety rules and assess agricultural water use.

Cornell students decry warming world at Global Climate Strike

About 250 students from Cornell, Ithaca High School and other local schools marched, chanted and rallied against a warming world as part of the Global Climate Strike March 15 on the Ithaca Commons. 

Tech used to thwart shoplifters could help keep buildings safe

Cornell engineers have created a radio frequency identification system capable of taking measurements at widths thinner than a human hair, opening potential applications ranging from building safety to improved robotics.