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NSF funds fruit and vegetable preservation tech startup

Startup Farther Farms received a $225,000 NSF grant to research extending the shelf life of fruits and vegetables without chemicals, preservatives, refrigeration or freezing.

NYS cherry growers could harvest sweet profits with tall greenhouses

Growers looking to mitigate weather risks, like excessive summer rain that ruins fruit, could profit by using high tunnels, according to new research from the Dyson School.

Photosynthesis more efficient than believed, study finds

A new study suggests photorespiration wastes little energy and enhances nitrate assimilation, the process that converts nitrate absorbed from the soil into protein.

Predicting when online conversations turn toxic

Cornell researchers have created a model to predict which civil conversations on the Internet might take a toxic turn.

Lilyan Affinito leaves a legacy for women in leadership

Trustee emerita and Presidential Councillor Lilyan Affinito ’53 died June 29 at the age of 86.

eLab startup Specdrums acquired by robotics company

Specdrums, a music technology company and alumnus of Rev: Ithaca Startup Work and Cornell eLab, has been acquired by Sphero, a national robotics firm.

Workshop trains plant scientists to communicate science

A Speaking Science course at Cornell June 25-30 trained early-career plant scientists to share their passion for science with the public.

Steve Squyres to speak on proposed NASA mission

Planetary scientist Steve Squyres will explain the science behind the proposed Comet Astrobiology Exploration Sample Return mission July 26.

Carol Warrior, assistant professor of English, dies at 56

Carol Edelman Warrior, assistant professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences, died July 4 in Montana. She was 56.