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Pre-Seed Workshop helps turn scientists into entrepreneurs

Pre-Seed Workshop helps turn scientists into entrepreneurs

March 29, 2016

The Pre-Seed Workshop, sponsored by the Cornell Center for Life Science Enterprise, offers scientists guidance on how to move their technologies and inventions from the lab to the marketplace. read more

Cancer cells' ability to self-repair may spawn new treatments

Cancer cells' ability to self-repair may spawn new treatments

March 24, 2016

A Cornell research group led by associate professor Jan Lammerding is studying how cancer cells' ability to repair themselves after deformation could lead to new approaches in diagnosis and treatment. read more

Metal-foam hybrid has potential in soft robotics, aeronautics

Metal-foam hybrid has potential in soft robotics, aeronautics

March 21, 2016

The lab of engineering professor Rob Shepherd has developed a hybrid material featuring soft metal and porous elastic polymer foam that could be used to make a morphing airplane wing. read more

Enzyme inhibitor looks promising against many forms of cancer

Enzyme inhibitor looks promising against many forms of cancer

March 21, 2016

A Cornell multi-site research team has developed a chemical compound that shows promise as a oncoprotein inhibitor with broad anti-cancer activity and little effect on non-cancerous cells. read more

Cornell Engineering's graduate school programs ranks among the best in the nation

March 18, 2016

Cornell’s graduate school programs in engineering rank among the best in the nation, according to 2017 rankings released March 16 by U.S. News & World Report. Overall, Cornell’s graduate engineering... read more

'Sticky waves': Molecular interactions at the nanoscale

'Sticky waves': Molecular interactions at the nanoscale

March 10, 2016

The wave-like behavior observed in electron cloud fluctuations challenges the widely held belief that van der Waals interactions, ubiquitous in the natural world, are particle-like in nature. read more

Two women faculty receive inaugural Schwartz awards

Two women faculty receive inaugural Schwartz awards

March 8, 2016

Two researchers have received inaugural awards from the Schwartz Research Fund for Women in the Life Sciences, endowed by Joan Poyner Schwartz ’65 and Ronald H. Schwartz ’65. read more

Cornell looks to make PARADIM shift with $25M NSF grant

Cornell looks to make PARADIM shift with $25M NSF grant

March 4, 2016

Cornell is leading the Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials... read more

Light-up skin stretches boundaries of robotics

Light-up skin stretches boundaries of robotics

March 3, 2016

A Cornell team led by assistant professor Rob Shepherd and graduate student Bryan Peele has developed a stretchable electroluminescent skin with potential applications in soft robotics. read more

In staving off climate change, social landscape adjusts

In staving off climate change, social landscape adjusts

March 2, 2016

At the intersection of activism and academia, a climate change and clean energy panel Feb. 26 gave details of environmental urgency and impending social refinements. read more

'Function after failure' in bone translates to engineering strategy

'Function after failure' in bone translates to engineering strategy

February 29, 2016

A study reveals that the material heterogeneity of cancellous bone prevents cracks from propagating and turning into breaks, and could have implications in engineering as well as medicine. read more

High schoolers beat undergrads, grads at Make-a-thon

High schoolers beat undergrads, grads at Make-a-thon

February 25, 2016

Students from majors such as computer science, biology, business, policy analysis and engineering and high school students came together Feb. 20-21 to participate Cornell's first Make-a-thon. read more

Senior group is guiding Cornell's climate actions

Senior group is guiding Cornell's climate actions

February 25, 2016

President Elizabeth Garrett formed the Senior Leaders Climate Action Group last November to focus on improving climate trends by spurring cross-disciplinary solutions on campus and globally. read more

Two on faculty receive Presidential Early Career Awards

Two on faculty receive Presidential Early Career Awards

February 24, 2016

Two faculty members received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on young science and engineering professionals. read more

Quantum dot solids: This generation's silicon wafer?

Quantum dot solids: This generation's silicon wafer?

February 24, 2016

A Cornell research group led by associate professor Tobias Hanrath has assembled quantum dots into ordered, 2-D superlattice nanocrystals, with potential for breakthroughs in optoelectronics. read more

Researcher's chiral graphene stacks break new ground

Researcher's chiral graphene stacks break new ground

February 22, 2016

The research group of Jiwoong Park has developed a chiral thin film through rotational stacking of two-atoms-thick graphene sheets, the first such exploration of chirality at the nano scale. read more

Cornellians illuminate world's scientific strides

Cornellians illuminate world's scientific strides

February 18, 2016

A platoon of Cornell faculty contributed to the mix of eminent global researchers at the 2016 meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C. read more

Alabi, Ananth, Hartley, Keranen, Singh win NSF CAREER Awards

Alabi, Ananth, Hartley, Keranen, Singh win NSF CAREER Awards

February 8, 2016

Five Cornell assistant professors have been honored by the National Science Foundation with Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards, with funding totaling more than $2.5 million. read more

Room-temperature lithium metal battery closer to reality

Room-temperature lithium metal battery closer to reality

February 3, 2016

A Cornell team led by Lynden Archer, head of the Department of Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering, has engineered a lithium metal battery based on crosslinked hairy nanoparticles. read more

Cornell names Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in recognition of the leadership of philanthropist

Cornell names Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in recognition of the leadership of philanthropist

February 2, 2016

A combined $50 million commitment from Robert F. Smith '85, founder, chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, and the foundation of which he is a founding director will support chemical and... read more

Cornellians to share scientific studies at AAAS meeting

Cornellians to share scientific studies at AAAS meeting

February 2, 2016

Cornell faculty and students will be among thousands of scientists representing an array of research to swarm Washington, D.C., Feb. 11-15 for the annual AAAS meeting and exposition. read more

First self-assembled superconductor structure created

First self-assembled superconductor structure created

January 29, 2016

A Cornell team has created the first self-assembled three-dimensional superconductor, another step toward creation of a material that could act as a superconductor at or above room temperature. read more

Cornell names Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in recognition of the leadership of philanthropist

Cornell names Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in recognition of the leadership of philanthropist

January 29, 2016

A combined $50 million commitment from Robert F. Smith '85, founder, chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, and the foundation of which he is a founding director will support chemical and... read more

University shines at Cornell Day in Albany Jan. 26

University shines at Cornell Day in Albany Jan. 26

January 28, 2016

New York's land-grant university brought its message of education, discovery and engagement to the state capital Jan. 26 for Cornell Day in Albany, and took the opportunity to show off its diverse... read more

Cornell-led team creates gallium nitride power diode

Cornell-led team creates gallium nitride power diode

January 19, 2016

A team led by Cornell professor Grace Xing has created gallium nitride power diodes capable of serving as building blocks for GaN switches, with many possible power and electronics applications. read more

Cornellians named to Forbes 30 under 30 list

Cornellians named to Forbes 30 under 30 list

January 15, 2016

Weill Cornell Medicine doctoral candidates Kaitlyn Gayvert and Neel Madhukar have been named to Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30” list of young change agents in 20 professional fields. read more

Cornell boasts leading cybersecurity research group

Cornell boasts leading cybersecurity research group

January 13, 2016

Four Cornell computer scientists - Ari Juels, Rafael Pass, Thomas Ristenpart and Vitaly Shmatikov - are members of a new cybersecurity, privacy and cryptography reach group at Cornell Tech. read more

Proteins seek, attack, destroy tumor cells in bloodstream

Proteins seek, attack, destroy tumor cells in bloodstream

January 12, 2016

Using white blood cells to ferry potent cancer-killing proteins through the bloodstream, Cornell researchers have confirmed a new way to kill metastatic cancer tumors. read more

Proteins seek, attack, destroy tumor cells in bloodstream

Proteins seek, attack, destroy tumor cells in bloodstream

January 12, 2016

Using white blood cells to ferry potent cancer-killing proteins through the bloodstream, Cornell researchers have confirmed a new way to kill metastatic cancer tumors. read more

McGovern incubator embraces Embark and Ecolectro

McGovern incubator embraces Embark and Ecolectro

January 11, 2016

Cornell's McGovern Center for Venture Development welcomed two start-up companies Jan. 7 to its incubator space: Ecolectro and Embark Veterinary. read more

Three Cornellians among inaugural Schwarzman Scholars

Three Cornellians among inaugural Schwarzman Scholars

January 11, 2016

A new program modeled on the Rhodes Scholarship will include three Cornellians among its 111-member inaugural class: Juliana Batista ’16, Atticus DeProspo ’15 and Andrew Schoen ’12. They were chosen... read more

Not far away: Using the force to halt heart malformation

Not far away: Using the force to halt heart malformation

January 4, 2016

Cornell biomedical engineers have found natural triggers that can override developmental, biological miscues – research that could reduce the chance of congenital heart defects. read more