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2014-06-03 08:24:20

Collaboration between SheerWind and the City College of New York describes how a new concept in wind harnessing significantly outperforms traditional wind turbines and reduces cost MINNEAPOLIS, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SheerWind and City College of New York announce their peer-reviewed paper has been released in Energy-The International Journal. The paper "INVELOX: Description of a new concept in wind power and its performance evaluation" was co-authored by Dr. Daryoush Allaei, SheerWind...

2012-06-15 11:50:05

Study Finds Similar Patterns in Epidemic´s Movement Across United States and Marketing and Distribution of Food Products An international team of researchers´ study of the spatial patterns of the spread of obesity suggests America´s bulging waistlines may have more to do with collective behavior than genetics or individual choices. The team, led by City College of New York physicist Hernán Makse, found correlations between the epidemic´s geography and food...

Possible Link Between Alzheimer's Disease And Diabetes
2012-06-15 10:39:25

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com W. H. Auden once said, “There is more than meets the idea.” This idea can be applied to many things, but certainly in the realm of health and science. Connections that my have not seemed likely beforehand may appear as viable links through research. In particular, scientists from City College of New York-City University of New York (CCNY-CUNY) recently published research that shows a connection between Alzheimer´s disease and diabetes. The...

Seeing Beyond The Visual Cortex
2012-04-03 04:00:35

[ Watch the Video ] Research could lead to new rehabilitative therapies when visual cortex is damaged It's a chilling thought--losing the sense of sight because of severe injury or damage to the brain's visual cortex. But, is it possible to train a damaged or injured brain to "see" again after such a catastrophic injury? Yes, according to Tony Ro, a neuroscientist at the City College of New York, who is artificially recreating a condition called blindsight in his lab. "Blindsight...

2012-03-09 02:20:36

New Hybrid Aspirin Shrinks Tumors, Curbs Cancer Cell Growth The humble aspirin may soon have a new role. Scientists from The City College of New York have developed a new aspirin compound that has great promise to be not only an extremely potent cancer-fighter, but even safer than the classic medicine cabinet staple. The new designer aspirin curbed the growth of 11 different types of human cancer cells in culture without harming normal cells, reported a team from the Sophie Davis School...

Extreme Melting On Greenland Ice Sheet Reported
2011-10-26 03:32:48

Glacial Melt Cycle Could Become Self-Amplifying, Making it Difficult to Halt The Greenland ice sheet can experience extreme melting even when temperatures don´t hit record highs, according to a new analysis by Dr. Marco Tedesco, assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at The City College of New York.  His findings suggest that glaciers could undergo a self-amplifying cycle of melting and warming that would be difficult to halt. “We are...

2011-05-06 14:26:00

NEW YORK, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Aryeh Neier, President of the Open Society Foundations, along with three other prominent recipients of City University of New York (CUNY) honorary degrees, warn that the University is endangering its reputation. In a letter sent today to the CUNY Board of Trustees chair, Norman Dorsen, Stokes Professor of Law, David Rothman, Bernard Schoenberg Professor of Social Medicine and Professor of History, and Herbert Sturz, Senior Advisor at the...

Word of the Day
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'