May 18, 2018

Researchers Mimic Comet Moth’s Silk Fibers to Make “Air-conditioned” Fabric

Fibers produced by the caterpillars of a wild silk moth have outstanding cooling properties, as well as exceptional capabilities for transmitting light signals and images.
May 18, 2018

New Round of Funding Supports Earth Institute Research Around the Globe

The President’s Global Innovation Fund will provide grants to four Earth Institute research projects. This year’s awardees focus on a wide array of topics, from water availability to colonial medicine and human rights.
May 17, 2018

Jeannette Wing Named to New York City Task Force to Study Algorithms Used by the City

Jeannette M. Wing, Avanessians Director of the Data Science Institute and Professor of Computer Science, has been appointed to a New York City task force that will develop a process for reviewing how the city uses automatic decision systems.
May 16, 2018

In India, Dirty Air Kills as Easily in the Country as in the City

A forthcoming study of northern India suggests that people living in rural areas are as likely to die prematurely from the effects of poor air quality as those living in cities.
May 15, 2018

Researchers Control the Properties of Graphene Transistors Using Pressure

A Columbia University-led international team of researchers has developed a technique to manipulate the electrical conductivity of graphene with compression, bringing the material one step closer to being a viable semiconductor for use in today’s electronic devices.
May 15, 2018

Neuroscience: Columbia Science Commits

In this video, Columbia neuroscientists Daphna Shohamy and Rafael Yuste explain how they're exploring key questions about the brain and the best ways to study human thought, behavior, and emotion.
May 14, 2018

Columbia World Projects Issues First Report

Columbia World Projects issued its first report on the results of its inaugural forum convened to identify ways in which academia and practitioners might partner to address significant challenges facing humanity.