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Rumit Kakar and gear for fire fighters

The Ithacan: More efficient firefighter equipment

Dec 6, 2016

Rumit Kakar’s research aims to improve the comfort and efficiency of firefighters by using personalized boot heights and a new harness backpack design. The study is supported in part by CUAES Federal Capacity Funds.

Half gallon bottles of apple cider on a shelf

Geneva saves Cornell Orchards' cider season

Dec 6, 2016

With the help of Cornell's New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York, cider pressed on campus is once again available to the Cornell community.

Titan Arum inflorescence

Cornell's Titan arum poised to flower again

Oct 6, 2016

‘Wee Stinky’ – one of two flowering-sized Titan arums – is poised to flower again in the very near future. It will be the first Titan arum to flower in the new Conservatory, which re-opened last spring.

Hands holding soil with plant

'Climate-smart soils' may help balance the carbon budget

Apr 6, 2016

Here's the scientific dirt: Soil can help reduce global warming. While farm soil grows the world's food and fiber, scientists are examining ways to use it to sequester carbon and to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.

Drone at Musgrave Research Farm

Drone takes flight for agricultural research

Jan 13, 2016

Collecting data on field crops to assess their water and fertilizer needs, or to detect pest pressure and plant diseases, is time consuming. At Cornell's Musgrave Research Farm a drone takes flight to collect large amount of data in a fraction of the time.

A variety apples in bins

Southern Tier $500M economic award to be boon for Cornell

Dec 10, 2015

The Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council has won $500 million over the next five years in New York's Upstate Revitalization Initiative. Cornell will be involved in about $100 million worth of key projects funded by the grant.

A memorial candle

Robin Bellinder, leader in weed management, dies

Nov 16, 2015

Robin Bellinder, 'tireless fighter' for New York vegetable growers, professor of plant science and a national and international leader in weed management, died Nov. 13 in Ithaca, New York, at age 70.