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The drones that track down buried warheads

The drones that track down buried warheads

Published Jan 13, 2020

This new Binghamton University technology can quickly detect unexploded ordnance after an armed conflict, Popular Mechanics reports. Read more

The case for historians being more engaged in public affairs

The case for historians being more engaged in public affairs

Published Dec 31, 2019

Binghamton University scholar Adam Laats writes in the Washington Post that historians “must move aggressively — not just exhort Americans to study the past, but help the public to dismantle historical interpretations that have been bent and twisted the past to support short-term political convenience.” Read more

Nobel prize honors breakthroughs on lithium-ion batteries

Nobel prize honors breakthroughs on lithium-ion batteries

Published Oct 11, 2019

If you’re reading this on a cellphone or laptop computer, you might thank the three winners of this year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on lithium-ion batteries, The New York Times reports.  Read more

Why is the U.S. still using hypnosis to convict criminals?

Why is the U.S. still using hypnosis to convict criminals?

Published Oct 7, 2019

For decades, U.S. law enforcement has used “forensic hypnosis” to help solve crimes – yet despite growing evidence that it is junk science, this method is still being used to send people to death row. The Guardian talks to Binghamton expert Steven Lynn and others about the controversial technique. Read more

New algorithms aim to stamp abuse on Twitter

New algorithms aim to stamp abuse on Twitter

Published Sep 18, 2019

A new tool can identify Twitter accounts engaging in bullying with over 90% accuracy, according to researchers at Binghamton University, who told the BBC it could be used to help find and delete abusive accounts. Read more

What archeologists found at the farm where Woodstock was held

What archeologists found at the farm where Woodstock was held

Published Aug 5, 2019

“Unfortunately, they cleaned up pretty well,” Maria O’Donovan of Binghamton’s Public Archaeology Facility tells TIME Magazine. Read more

Book review: ‘Copperhead’

Book review: ‘Copperhead’

Published Jul 10, 2019

Binghamton author Alexi Zentner’s new novel Copperhead is a smart, propulsive story about racism, class and the limits of individual possibility, says Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air’s book critic. Read more