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Robot assembles truss structures autonomously

Robot assembles truss structures autonomously

February 27, 2012

The prototype robot can autonomously traverse and manipulate a 3-D truss structure, using specially designed gears and joints to assemble and disassemble the structure as it climbs. read more

Robotic gripper can now throw things

Robotic gripper can now throw things

February 27, 2012

The Cornell-developed robotic gripper that already boasts Internet fame and imitation has evolved: Now, it can throw things by using air pressure to launch objects forward. read more

Engineering graduate student Dong Quan Hao dies

Engineering graduate student Dong Quan Hao dies

February 22, 2012

President David Skorton issued a message of condolence to the Cornell community following the death of Dong Quan Hao on Feb. 21. read more

CU-ADVANCE celebrates major accomplishments

CU-ADVANCE celebrates major accomplishments

February 21, 2012

With the CU-ADVANCE Center's five-year grant period drawn to a close, its leaders point to the many ways its goals have been met, but also what more needs to be done. read more

Three faculty receive 2012 Sloan Fellowships

Three faculty receive 2012 Sloan Fellowships

February 21, 2012

William Dichtel, Nate Foster and Noah Snavely are among 126 researchers selected from 51 colleges and universities across the United States and Canada to receive Sloan Research Fellowships for 2012. read more

Cornell launches rocket to study northern lights

Cornell launches rocket to study northern lights

February 20, 2012

A NASA-funded collaborative research team led by Cornell engineers launched a rocket Feb. 18 from Alaska's Poker Flat Research Range to collect data straight from the heart of the aurora borealis. read more

Ingested nanoparticles could be harmful to health

Ingested nanoparticles could be harmful to health

February 16, 2012

Billions of engineered nanoparticles in foods and pharmaceuticals are ingested by humans daily, and new Cornell research warns they may be more harmful to health than previously thought. read more

Top leadership team named for NYC tech campus

Top leadership team named for NYC tech campus

February 16, 2012

Dan Huttenlocher has been named Cornell vice provost and dean of the NYC tech campus; Cathy Dove has been named vice president; and Technion's Craig Gotsman will lead the Technion-Cornell Innovation... read more

Computer science faculty, students reap awards

Computer science faculty, students reap awards

February 14, 2012

Faculty and students in computing and information science have been racking up awards and honors for their 'extraordinary accomplishments.' read more

Life science incubator welcomes first client

Life science incubator welcomes first client

February 10, 2012

A Feb. 9 celebration marked the opening of Cornell's McGovern Family Center for Venture Development, and the arrival of its first client, Glycobia Inc. read more

Frequently asked questions about NYC tech campus

Frequently asked questions about NYC tech campus

February 9, 2012

CornellNYC Tech - home of the Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute is generating interest - and questions - from around the community. The Chronicle will periodically run answers to frequently asked... read more

Forum addresses questions about CornellNYC Tech

Forum addresses questions about CornellNYC Tech

February 3, 2012

On Feb. 3, leaders of the CornellNYC Tech initiative held an open forum to answer questions, provide updates and reiterate the transformative nature of the project for Cornell as a whole. read more

Business leaders advise students on careers

Business leaders advise students on careers

February 3, 2012

A panel of New York City startup executives spoke to Cornell students Feb. 1 to advise on the pros and cons of working for new or established companies. read more