October 3, 2017

Mumbai May Be Vulnerable to Future Hurricanes

Scientists associated with the Columbia University Initiative on Extreme Weather and Climate are investigating how future storms might impact the heavily-populated coastal city of Mumbai.
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October 2, 2017

Data Science Institute Professor Leads Team to Design Smart Headphones

To counter a growing public safety concern, a professor at Columbia's Data Science Institute is leading a research team to design an intelligent headphone system that will warn pedestrians of imminent dangers from vehicles.
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October 2, 2017

Joachim Frank Awarded 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Joachim Frank shares the Nobel Prize with two other scientists for inventing a new and more powerful method of capturing 3D images of biological molecules in atomic detail.
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September 27, 2017

Seasonal Changes in Climate May Muddle Results of Malaria Interventions in Africa

A new climate study shows that some countries in sub-Saharan Africa may be underestimating the impact of their malaria control activities, while others may be underestimating their success.
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September 27, 2017

Climate Change: Some Lessons From the Vikings

A thousand years ago, powerful Viking chieftans flourished in Norway’s Lofoten Islands. In an environment frequently hovering on the edge of survivability, small shifts in climate or sea level could mean life or death.
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September 26, 2017

Energy Harvested from Evaporation Could Power Much of U.S., Says Study

In the first evaluation of evaporation as a renewable energy source, Columbia researchers found that U.S. lakes and reservoirs could generate 325 gigawatts of power, nearly 70 percent of what the U.S. currently produces.
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September 22, 2017

Columbia Engineers Win NSF Grant to Study NYC Storm Surge Infrastructure Resilience

Columbia Engineering professors George Deodatis, Daniel Bienstock, and Kyle Mandli will use a multi-pronged approach to address threats to infrastructure and help keep communities functional and healthy.
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