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Symposium to cover advances in wearable tech, sustainability

On Saturday, April 22, the Cornell Institute for Fashion and Fiber Innovation will host its 2017 symposium, a conversation on the most recent advances and developments in wearable technology.

Students tag Arts Quad trees, touting their benefits

Students placed price tags on about 80 trees April 18 to demonstrate the dollar value of the ecosystem services the trees provide, such as energy savings and intercepting storm water runoff.

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Four Cornell students win 2017 Truman, Udall scholarships

Four Cornell juniors were selected for prestigious Truman and Udall scholarships this week.

Radical collaboration protects Colombia’s birds, coffee farmers

Two Cornell researchers are leading a collaboration that aims to benefit both coffee farmers in Colombia and the country's biodiverse bird population.

Team develops machine with aim of ending textile waste

A multidisciplinary design and research team, assembled to tackle the environmental problem of post-consumer textile waste, has developed a unique fabric-shredding machine called the Fiberizer.

Bees face heavy pesticide peril from drawn-out sources

Honeybees encounter high danger due to lingering and wandering pesticides, according to an analysis of the bee's own food, according to Cornell research in Nature Scientific Reports, April 19.

Bikes on demand go anyplace, on campus or off

On-demand bike sharing – commonplace in major metropolitan areas – became a reality at Cornell April 14 at a ribbon-cutting ceremony outside Kennedy Hall, with about 50 onlookers eying the Zagster bikes.

Cornell heads to D.C. for Science March, sustainability summit

Faculty will share ideas on climate change April 21-23 at the Smithsonian's Earth Optimism Summit, while students ascend Capitol Hill on April 21, and then walk in the national Science March on April 22.

Historian chronicles islanders' fight for environmental justice

Mary X. Mitchell, a historian of science and technology and a postdoctoral fellow, describes how a former nuclear test site became a proving ground for a new legal definition of environmental impact.