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Professor Julie Nucci, Director of CIPT, talks about the successes of outreach

Professor Julie Nucci, Director of CIPT, talks about the successes of outreach

November 29, 2011

For the past decade, high school physics teachers from New York state and beyond have been the eager consumers of a Cornell-based outreach program designed to make physics engaging and accessible. read more

Introducing new members of the Cornell faculty

Introducing new members of the Cornell faculty

November 29, 2011

Get aquainted with the 2011-12 new faculty members, including hobbies, interests and academic focus. read more

Structured English brings robots closer to everyday users

Structured English brings robots closer to everyday users

November 22, 2011

Making robots understand and execute English commands is the goal of a project led by Hadas Kress-Gazit, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering. read more

Gifted 14-year-old conducts research at Cornell

Gifted 14-year-old conducts research at Cornell

November 15, 2011

Lauren Hodge of York, Pa., spent a week in Cornell's Soil and Water Lab, subjecting pulverized pumpkin to a barrage of tests to determine how the gourd reacts to water contaminated with hard metals. read more

Obama cites engineering diversity mentoring efforts

Obama cites engineering diversity mentoring efforts

November 15, 2011

Cornell's Diversity Programs in Engineering was among the four individuals and four other organizations to receive the 2011 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering... read more

Campus researchers get a private cloud

Campus researchers get a private cloud

November 14, 2011

The Center for Advanced Computing has launched an on-demand research computing service available by subscription. read more

Natalie Mahowald studies effects of aerosols

Natalie Mahowald studies effects of aerosols

November 10, 2011

Remediating long-term effects of fossil fuel combustion and other human-driven processes will be even costlier than previously thought, the Cornell earth scientist is claiming in a new study. read more

Switching light on and off - with photons

Switching light on and off - with photons

November 8, 2011

Cornell researchers have demonstrated that the passage of a light beam through an optical fiber can be controlled by just a few photons of another light beam. read more

Cornell scientists review future of graphene

Cornell scientists review future of graphene

November 8, 2011

The single-layer carbon sheets' stellar qualities are only just being understood in all their capacities, the researchers say in a review article about the material's past and potential. read more

Mason Peck named NASA chief technologist

Mason Peck named NASA chief technologist

November 8, 2011

Peck will serve as the agency's principal adviser and advocate on matters of technology policy and programs. read more

Conference examines Mediterranean water problems

Conference examines Mediterranean water problems

November 8, 2011

Cornell Law School hosted a conference Nov. 4-6 on water scarcity and policy in the Middle East and Mediterranean, which attracted a wide array of international scholars. read more

Entrepreneurship 'boot camp' produces six startups

Entrepreneurship 'boot camp' produces six startups

November 8, 2011

Forty-two students spent the Nov. 4 weekend in a sort of boot camp for budding student entrepreneurs; it generated six viable business ideas that just might go forward. read more

AguaClara wins $50,000 cash prize at Tech Awards

AguaClara wins $50,000 cash prize at Tech Awards

November 7, 2011

AguaClara, Cornell's water treatment and technology development program, has won a $50,000 cash prize in association with the 2011 Intel Environment Award. read more

Society of Women Engineers wins national accolades

Society of Women Engineers wins national accolades

November 2, 2011

The Cornell Society of Women Engineers chapter received a Gold Award for Outstanding Collegiate Section at the organization's annual conference in October. read more

Benefits of future space program are intangible

Benefits of future space program are intangible

November 1, 2011

Norman Augustine, retired CEO of Lockheed Martin Corp. and former member of the President's Council of Advisers on Science and Technology, discussed the future of the space program Oct. 29. read more

Chemically assembled metamaterials may lead to superlenses

Chemically assembled metamaterials may lead to superlenses

November 1, 2011

Scientists have used nanomanufacturing technology to create metamaterials with unusual optical properties that could lead to 'superlenses' able to image proteins and perhaps even make a 'Star Trek'... read more

Graduate fellows promote sustainability learning

Graduate fellows promote sustainability learning

November 1, 2011

Supporting graduate students' research in renewable energy while allowing those students to hone their communication skills are the goals of a National Science Foundation graduate fellows program. read more

NSF funds research on graphene ribbons

NSF funds research on graphene ribbons

November 1, 2011

Research into new applications for graphene, as well as supporting women who work in the field of nanoelectronics, will result from a new National Science Foundation grant to Cornell. read more