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NSF grant funds thermal conductivity research

NSF grant funds thermal conductivity research

May 31, 2011

A nearly $200,000 National Science Foundation grant will fund continued Cornell research on theory-based calculations of how certain materials conduct heat. read more

President welcomes new grads to global Cornell family

President welcomes new grads to global Cornell family

May 29, 2011

Prospects for this year's 6,000 graduates look bright, said Cornell President David Skorton May 29 in his Commencement address. read more

Robot Learning class foreshadows personal robots

Robot Learning class foreshadows personal robots

May 26, 2011

Cornell students are developing programs that will make personal robot servants possible. read more

2011 Merrill Presidential Scholars announced

2011 Merrill Presidential Scholars announced

May 25, 2011

Thirty-three top Cornell seniors selected their most influential high school and Cornell teachers.  read more

3-D printers make replicas of cuneiform tablets

3-D printers make replicas of cuneiform tablets

May 23, 2011

Cornell engineers are replicating cuneiform tablets using scanning and 3-D printing technology.  read more

DPE celebrates diversity at annual awards banquet

DPE celebrates diversity at annual awards banquet

May 23, 2011

Diversity Programs in Engineering recognized outstanding groups and individuals at its annual awards banquet May 8. read more

Scientists unveil transformations in cobalt

Scientists unveil transformations in cobalt

May 23, 2011

What happens when cobalt nanoparticles transform into two phases of cobalt phosphides. read more

New scanner takes images inside and out

New scanner takes images inside and out

May 23, 2011

From fossilized brachiopods, fish lungs and iPhones to mouse hearts and habanero chilies, Cornell's micro-CT (computer tomography) scanner provides spectacular 3-D datasets from the inside out. read more

Cornell makes top 25 in world rankings by discipline

Cornell makes top 25 in world rankings by discipline

May 19, 2011

Quacquarelli Symonds has published its first World University Rankings by individual discipline. read more

Ingenuity shines at computer game exhibition

Ingenuity shines at computer game exhibition

May 18, 2011

Showcase of student-created computer games is fun, but it also serves as a final exam. read more

Kavli Institute hosts kickoff workshop

Kavli Institute hosts kickoff workshop

May 18, 2011

The Kavli Institute at Cornell hosted a workshop May 17 attended by Fred Kavli, chairman of the Kavli Foundation, which first created Cornell's Kavli Institute in 2004. read more

Engineers 'learn to learn how'

Engineers 'learn to learn how'

May 17, 2011

Undergraduate engineering students learn strategies for effective communications. read more

Multiferroics could lead to low-power devices

Multiferroics could lead to low-power devices

May 16, 2011

Researchers used theoretical calculations to understand layered perovskite. read more

New dermal templates could help heal wounds

New dermal templates could help heal wounds

May 16, 2011

Tissue grafts designed by Cornell scientists promote vascular growth and hasten healing. read more

Ranger robot walks a marathon, and then some

Ranger robot walks a marathon, and then some

May 10, 2011

The Cornell robot Ranger set a new world record May 2 by walking 40.5 miles on a single battery charge without stopping or being touched. read more

MAE's Louge receives Carpenter Advising Award

MAE's Louge receives Carpenter Advising Award

May 10, 2011

Engineering Professor Michel Louge is among the 2011 recipients of the Kendall S. Carpenter Memorial Advising Awards. read more

CCMR hosts symposium on bio-inspired materials

CCMR hosts symposium on bio-inspired materials

May 9, 2011

Bringing together scientists from Cornell and elsewhere, the symposium will cover a wide range of applications, from cell culture to de-icing. read more

Researchers develop quick way to detect rotavirus

Researchers develop quick way to detect rotavirus

May 9, 2011

Cornell researchers have developed a quick, inexpensive way to detect rotavirus  read more

Kleinberg elected to National Academy of Sciences

Kleinberg elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 5, 2011

Cornell Engineering Professor Jon Kleinberg was among 72 new members elected to NAS read more

Swimming led to flying, physicists say

Swimming led to flying, physicists say

May 2, 2011

Like a fish paddles its pectoral fins to swim through water, flying insects use the same physics laws to 'paddle' through the air, say Cornell physicists. read more

Cornell FSAE unveils latest car, ARG11

Cornell FSAE unveils latest car, ARG11

May 2, 2011

Student team members introduced ARG11 to a gathered crowd on the Duffield patio April 29 to update their progress and describe their latest exploits, including a pending trip overseas. read more