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Four on faculty receive NSF CAREER awards

Four on faculty receive NSF CAREER awards

February 26, 2014

Olivier Desjardins, David Steurer, Ross Tate and Roseanna Zia have received NSF CAREER awards. read more

Nanoparticle networks' design enhanced by theory

Nanoparticle networks' design enhanced by theory

February 26, 2014

A new study provides a deeper understanding of block copolymer nanoparticle self-assembly processes, paving the way for their entry into many applications, from electrocatalysis in fuel cells, to... read more

Tiny tool measures heat at the nanoscale

Tiny tool measures heat at the nanoscale

February 26, 2014

Cornell researchers have developed a new way to precisely measure the extremely subtle movement of heat in nanostructures. read more

Jacobs Institute at Cornell Tech launches postdoc program

Jacobs Institute at Cornell Tech launches postdoc program

February 24, 2014

The Joan and Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute at Cornell Tech has announced that six postdocs are joining the campus for the first Runway Program, a new model for technology... read more

Hi-tech fixes for climate change, fish tracking

Hi-tech fixes for climate change, fish tracking

February 20, 2014

Cornell oceanographer Charles Greene will give two presentations at the Ocean Sciences Meeting, Feb. 23-28 in Honolulu, on marine algae and tracking fish populations. read more

Sun powers complex cancer test for remote regions

Sun powers complex cancer test for remote regions

February 20, 2014

From the sun, a solution: Cornell University and Weill Cornell Medical College researchers have remodeled an energy intensive medical test – designed to detect a deadly skin cancer related to HIV... read more

Cornell researchers share insights at AAAS

Cornell researchers share insights at AAAS

February 19, 2014

Several Cornell researchers shared findings and insights from their respective fields at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Chicago, Feb. 12-17. read more

Think to act: Brain signals move paralyzed limbs

Think to act: Brain signals move paralyzed limbs

February 18, 2014

Maryam Shanechi is bringing brain-machine interfaces to the next level: Instead of signals directing a device, she hopes to help paralyzed people move their own limb, just by thinking about it. read more

Lipson talks about the future of 3-D printing

Lipson talks about the future of 3-D printing

February 17, 2014

The promise and peril of 3-D printing, and particularly, the printing of electronics and other active, integrated systems, was the topic of a Feb. 14 American Association for the Advancement of... read more

Scientists jump start New York businesses

Scientists jump start New York businesses

February 17, 2014

Supported by New York state, the National Science Foundation and Cornell, the CCMR Industrial Partnerships Program has been helping companies develop and optimize new products since 2001. read more

Jon Kleinberg receives Technion's Harvey Prize

Jon Kleinberg receives Technion's Harvey Prize

February 14, 2014

The Technion - Israel Institute of Technology has awarded the Harvey Prize for outstanding efforts in the areas of science, technology, human health and peace to computer scientist Jon Kleinberg. read more

Engineering saves $15,000 in energy competition

Engineering saves $15,000 in energy competition

February 13, 2014

The College of Engineering avoided $15,000 in energy costs through an energy-saving competition held last semester. read more

Professor Roger Spanswick dies at 74

Professor Roger Spanswick dies at 74

February 13, 2014

Roger Morgan Spanswick, professor of biological and environmental engineering in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, died Feb. 12 in Ithaca at age 74. read more

Facebook tells the computer who you love

Facebook tells the computer who you love

February 12, 2014

Computer analysis of Facebook connections can identify which friend is the romantic partner. read more

Jery Stedinger elected to National Academy of Engineering

Jery Stedinger elected to National Academy of Engineering

February 12, 2014

Jery Stedinger, professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. read more

Strogatz wins AAAS public engagement award

Strogatz wins AAAS public engagement award

February 5, 2014

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has named Cornell's Steven Strogatz the recipient of the 2013 AAAS Public Engagement with Science Award for his “exceptional commitment to and... read more

Hip-hop engineer talks tech careers at STEM event

Hip-hop engineer talks tech careers at STEM event

February 3, 2014

Sound engineer for highly successful recording artists Gimel “Young Guru” Keaton spoke Feb. 1 at the STEM Men of Color “Access to Knowledge and Empowerment” Symposium. read more

Two studies look to improve hurricane warnings

Two studies look to improve hurricane warnings

February 3, 2014

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Sea Grant has funded two Cornell projects to help officials improve coastal hazard warnings for residents in New York, New Jersey and... read more

New smartphone app helps keep students safe

New smartphone app helps keep students safe

January 30, 2014

A free smartphone app, ResCUer, connects users to police, taxis, friends and other safety resources with just a few taps on a smartphones. read more

Students invent 'Aura' musical instrument

Students invent 'Aura' musical instrument

January 30, 2014

Engineering students build an electronic instrument that lets them shape music with their hands. read more

Thermostat setbacks over holiday lead to fiscal bonus

Thermostat setbacks over holiday lead to fiscal bonus

January 28, 2014

By turning down temperatures and unplugging electric devices over the holidays, the Cornell campus combined to save 1,200 metric tons of carbon dioxide from getting pumped into the atmosphere. read more

Cornell's new Gates Hall is not what it seems

Cornell's new Gates Hall is not what it seems

January 23, 2014

Cornell's Bill and Melinda Gates Hall, home of Computing and Information Science, opened for business this week. The building features "curved lines intersecting with linear angles, lots of glass and... read more

JanFab gives student-engineering teams a leg up

JanFab gives student-engineering teams a leg up

January 23, 2014

Combine 80 Cornell students from five engineering project teams. Blend in the frenetic vibrancy of Santa’s workshop, sift in esprit de corps of Slope Day and simmer in the serenity of the winter... read more

With 10 years as Martians, rovers unveil true grit

With 10 years as Martians, rovers unveil true grit

January 17, 2014

Cornell professor Steve Squyres and Bill Nye provide key lectures at the “Opportunity: Ten Years on Mars” event Jan. 16 at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif. read more

Campus mourns death of Milica Mandic '14

Campus mourns death of Milica Mandic '14

January 15, 2014

Susan Murphy, vice president for student and academic services, issued a statement to the Cornell community on the death of Milica Mandic '14. read more

Museum recalls wondrous feats in roving red planet

Museum recalls wondrous feats in roving red planet

January 13, 2014

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington has opened a new exhibit “Spirit & Opportunity: 10 Years Roving Across Mars,” a retrospective that recounts the Mars mission and the... read more

Bacterial food web may be key to cystic fibrosis

Bacterial food web may be key to cystic fibrosis

January 10, 2014

A common pathogen that can lay dormant in healthy individuals becomes virulent in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients, and Cornell biological engineers think they might know why. read more

Metastatic cancer cells implode on protein contact

Metastatic cancer cells implode on protein contact

January 6, 2014

By attaching a cancer-killer protein to white blood cells, Cornell biomedical engineers have demonstrated the annihilation of metastasizing cancer cells traveling throughout the bloodstream. read more