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'Cornell Dots' get first trial in humans

'Cornell Dots' get first trial in humans

January 31, 2011

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first clinical trial in humans of brightly glowing 'Cornell Dots' to aid in diagnosing and treating cancer. read more

Five faculty get NSF CAREER awards

Five faculty get NSF CAREER awards

January 19, 2011

Itai Cohen, William Dichtel, Tobias Hanrath, Eun-Ah Kim and Cynthia Reinhart-King are recent recipients of National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Awards. read more

Cornell helps start DOE-funded geothermal academy

Cornell helps start DOE-funded geothermal academy

January 12, 2011

Cornell is taking a leading role in the country's first National Geothermal Academy, expected to launch this summer with an intensive training program. read more

Johannes Gehrke receives Humboldt award

Johannes Gehrke receives Humboldt award

January 12, 2011

Computer scientist Johannes Gehrke has an Alexander von Humboldt award to support a collaborative research project at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems in Saarbruecken, Germany. read more

Rowena Lohman receives NASA grant

Rowena Lohman receives NASA grant

January 12, 2011

The three-year, $318,000 grant from the NASA New Investigator Program will support Lohman's study of subsiding deltas and sea level rise worldwide with space-based geodetic observations. read more

New technology displays math problems on browsers

New technology displays math problems on browsers

January 11, 2011

It's now possible to display math problems online as if they were on a chalkboard, thanks to new technology by Cornell University Library's Project Euclid. read more

Boris Batterman dies at age 80

Boris Batterman dies at age 80

January 10, 2011

Boris Batterman, Cornell's Walter S. Carpenter Jr. Professor of Applied and Engineering Physics Emeritus, died Dec. 14 at his home in San Francisco. He was 80 years old. read more

Jack Oliver, plate tectonics pioneer, dies at 87

Jack Oliver, plate tectonics pioneer, dies at 87

January 10, 2011

John (Jack) E. Oliver, Cornell professor emeritus of earth and atmospheric sciences and a founding contributor to the theory of plate tectonics, died Jan. 5 at his home in Ithaca. read more

Earth is getting dustier, model suggests

Earth is getting dustier, model suggests

January 5, 2011

The amount of dust in the Earth's atmosphere has doubled over the last century, according to a new study; and the dramatic increase is influencing climate and ecology around the world. read more

Graphene sheets are atomic patchwork quilts

Graphene sheets are atomic patchwork quilts

January 5, 2011

New research shows colorful patchwork quilts that are actually pictures of graphene - one atom-thick sheets of carbon stitched together at tilted interfaces. read more

3-D printing on verge of revolution, Lipson says

3-D printing on verge of revolution, Lipson says

January 4, 2011

3-D printer technology will dramatically change how products are made, designed and consumed, say Cornell professor Hod Lipson and analyst Melba Kurman in a new report. read more

How social groups split into factions

How social groups split into factions

January 3, 2011

New Cornell research has generated a mathematical description of how social networks under stress evolve into opposing factions. read more