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LeafByte app measures damage from chomping insects

A free, open-source mobile app now lets everyone from plant researchers to gardeners and farmers know exactly how much damage insect pests cause when they chomp on leaves.

New strain of canine distemper virus arrives in North America

A dog imported from South Korea into western Canada last October brought along a dangerous hitchhiker: the Asia-1 strain of canine distemper virus, which until then hadn’t been reported in North America.

AgriTech releases Galaxy Suite grape tomato varieties

Cornell AgriTech has released the Galaxy Suite collection of organic grape tomato varieties that are pretty, profitable and pack a culinary punch.

Cornell veterinary class of 2020 celebrates white coat ceremony

Third-year students in Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine gathered March 16 in Bailey Hall for the traditional White Coat Ceremony, signifying their transition into clinical training.

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. 

Podcast explores role of identity in youth engagement

The latest edition of the Cornell Cooperative Extension’s “Extension Out Loud” podcast features human development associate professor Anthony Burrow discussing the importance of purpose for youth.

Digital Ag Hackathon tackles pressing agricultural problems

Cornell’s first Digital Agriculture Hackathon saw students from a variety of disciplines come together to develop ways of addressing some of the world’s most pressing agricultural challenges.

Upstate beef farm honored for efforts to keep NYC water clean

Thunder View Farms, a Catskill-region Angus beef operation founded and run by Cornell graduates, has been honored by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association for its efforts at keeping water that flows to New York City safe.

New CRISPR technique for studying gene function developed

A new study reports on a robust and efficient new method – using the gene editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 – for studying gene function.