University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, the largest and most comprehensive campus in the State University of New York. UB’s nearly 30,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.

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London plane trees, like these in Cadman Park in Brooklyn, New York, are one of the most popular species for shading urban streets. Molybdena

Cities need more than air conditioning to get through heat waves

How can cities protect residents during heat waves? There's no single solution, but expanding air conditioning, installing passive cooling features in homes and planting shade trees all can help.
What sounds did the people of Chaco Canyon hear during daily life? David E. Witt

Soundscapes in the past: Adding a new dimension to our archaeological picture of ancient cultures

We tend to think of archaeological sites as dead silent – empty ruins left by past cultures. But this isn't how the people who lived in and used these sites would have experienced them.
Is this an impostor trying to break into your phone with his voice? Georgejmclittle/Shutterstock.com

Protecting your smartphone from voice impersonators

You can log in to your smartphone by talking to it. Current security systems don't protect enough against imitators. The best way to ensure voice authentication is secure is to start with the sound.
Fixing electronics devices doesn’t need to be difficult. Krashenitsa Dmitrii/Shutterstock.com

Why can’t we fix our own electronic devices?

Many companies are working to prevent customers from fixing broken smartphones and tractors. By doing so, they're missing out on an opportunity to build customer loyalty and boost profits.
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, stands next to a photograph of Trump and Lavrov on May 17, 2017. AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Impeachment: It’s political

Could Trump be removed from office? Answering that question is less about understanding the law and more about counting votes.
It never ends. Daniel Oines/flickr

Is there any way to stop ad creep?

A host of spaces that were once immune to commercial intrusion – from parks to our friendships – are now being infiltrated by advertisers. Are we being enslaved by a 'merciless master'?
People rally in New Brunswick, N.J. against President Trump’s ‘travel ban.’ AP Photo/Mel Evans

Immigration and crime: What does the research say?

Our panel of experts examines whether immigration leads to more crime using data from across 200 metropolitan areas and 20 years of research.
Will a low-nicotine cigarette work for people who love to smoke? From www.shutterstock.com

Why requiring low-nicotine cigarettes is still ill-advised

Requiring low-nicotine cigarettes sounds good, but it's not the answer. Policy makers instead should speed up the support of safer, satisfying forms of nicotine and tobacco.
Brent Thompson, an officer with Dallas Area Rapid Transit, was one of five police officers killed Thursday. LinkedIn via Reuters

A tragic reminder that policing takes a toll on officers, too

The shooting deaths of five police officers in Dallas are a tragic reminder of the dangers that police face. They pay a price in mental and physical health.
Gah! What did I just do?!?! Image of hands and computer via shutterstock.com

Cybersecurity’s weakest link: humans

We are deepening our understanding of why people fall victim to the attacks in the first place.

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