May 15, 2019

Drilling the Seabed Below Earth’s Most Powerful Ocean Current

Starting this month, scientists aim to study the Antarctic Circumpolar Current’s past dynamics by drilling into the seabed in some of the planet’s remotest marine regions.
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May 15, 2019

A Voice in the Crowd: Experimental Brain-Controlled Hearing Aid Automatically Decodes, Identifies Who You Want to Hear

Columbia engineers have developed new AI technology that amplifies the correct speaker from a group. The breakthrough could lead to better hearing aids.
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May 13, 2019

Room for Thought: Brain Region That Watches for Walls Identified

Advanced imaging technologies observe one brain area’s ability to rapidly sense our surroundings. The study lays the groundwork for improvements to machine learning and robotics.
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May 10, 2019

Earth Institute Director Alex Halliday Honored with Knighthood

Years before Alex Halliday joined Columbia University’s Earth Institute as its director, he was changing the field of geochemistry. Halliday was recognized in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours 2019 for his pioneering research.
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May 3, 2019

Columbia’s Dmitri Basov Wins Vannevar Bush Fellowship

The prestigious award supports top-tier researchers at U.S. universities whose work is of strategic importance to the Department of Defense.
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May 2, 2019

Two Neutron Stars Collided Near the Solar System Billions of Years Ago

Columbia University and University of Florida astrophysicists found signs of a cosmic event that created elements that sent gold and silver to Earth.
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May 1, 2019

Scientists See Fingerprint of Warming Climate on Droughts Going Back to 1900

In an unusual new study, Columbia scientists say they have detected a growing fingerprint of human-driven global warming on drought conditions across the world starting as far back as 1900.
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