Cornell University

Pest attacks can lead to bigger crop yields

(Phys.org) —Most farmers fight a constant battle against damaging insects. In a plant science version of "keep your friends close but your enemies closer," Cornell researchers are working with a common ...

Jun 25, 2014
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Making a covert channel on the Internet

(Phys.org) —The best way to keep a message secret is not just to encrypt it, but to hide the fact that the message is even there. Computer scientists have created "covert channels" on the Internet, but ...

Jun 04, 2014
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Milky Way may bear 100 million life-giving planets

(Phys.org) —There are some 100 million other places in the Milky Way galaxy that could support complex life, report a group of university astronomers in the journal Challenges. They have developed a new ...

Jun 04, 2014
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Not much originality in social-media discourse

(Phys.org) —If nationally televised candidate debates are supposed to stimulate critical thinking and individual expression among the social media set – "Find those responsible for Benghazi, Obama!" or "4 Pinocchios, ...

Jun 03, 2014
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