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Sunscreen made from DNA would last forever

Sunscreen made from DNA would last forever

Published Aug 25, 2017

A DNA-based sunscreen that not only stops harmful ultraviolet (UV) light, but also becomes more protective the longer you expose it to UV rays? That’s the dazzling premise behind a recent Binghamton University study, Popular Science reports. Read more

Scientists build a battery you can power with your spit

Scientists build a battery you can power with your spit

Published Aug 9, 2017

You’re stranded in the middle of nowhere, phone battery dead. Lacking all access to electricity or even solar power, you turn to your last resource — your own spit. That’s the dream of researchers at Binghamton University, who have developed a battery that can be powered by saliva, Popular Mechanics reports. Read more

Sunscreen made from DNA acts like ‘sacrificial skin’

Sunscreen made from DNA acts like ‘sacrificial skin’

Published Jul 27, 2017

Scientists at Binghamton University have developed a film from the DNA of salmon that gets better at protecting the skin from ultraviolet light the more it is exposed to the sun, The Telegraph reports. Read more

Going to extremes: A scientist in the wild

Going to extremes: A scientist in the wild

Published Jun 16, 2017

Binghamton engineer Jessica Fridrich discusses her research in steganography as well as her love of nature photography in this interview with The Eye of Photography. Read more

Linguist honored for work to preserve Judeo-Spanish culture

Linguist honored for work to preserve Judeo-Spanish culture

Published May 31, 2017

The New York Jewish Week named Binghamton faculty member Bryan Kirschen, a Ladino linguist, to its 36 Under 36: Millennials Pushing Change Through Compassion list.   Read more

What Lincoln can teach Trump

What Lincoln can teach Trump

Published Feb 21, 2017

Binghamton historian Donald Nieman, who has studied presidential leadership for decades, suggests a few things Donald Trump might learn from the first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, in this Newsweek essay. Read more

A new strategy to stop female genital mutilation

A new strategy to stop female genital mutilation

Published Feb 9, 2017

Public health advocates should work to build friendships among cut and uncut women, Binghamton anthropologist Katherine Wander tells National Public Radio. That could lead to the next step, she says: “talking about the benefits girls and women realize from their cut status and then providing other ways to realize those benefits.” Read more