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Brewery waste microbes could make biofuels

Brewery waste microbes could make biofuels

February 24, 2011

Cornell scientists have gained insight into how efficiently the microbes in bioreactors produce methane from brewery waste. read more

BOOM 2011 showcases student projects

BOOM 2011 showcases student projects

February 24, 2011

Students will show off digital technology research projects at the annual BOOM (Bits On Our Minds) showcase, at the Duffield Hall Atrium on March 9 from 4 to 6 p.m. read more

Artificial intestine helps fight bad gut bacteria

Artificial intestine helps fight bad gut bacteria

February 23, 2011

Cornell researchers have developed an artificial intestine to better study gut bacteria and such biomedical pursuits as tissue engineering, pharmaceutical sciences and cell biology. read more

Six faculty receive Sloan Fellowships

Six faculty receive Sloan Fellowships

February 22, 2011

The awards recognize early-career scientists and scholars for their achievements and their potential to contribute substantially to their fields. read more

Professor Emeritus Christopher Pottle dies at 79

Professor Emeritus Christopher Pottle dies at 79

February 22, 2011

Christopher Pottle, professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering and a founder of the Department of Computer Science, died Feb. 15 at his home in Oxford, Maine. read more

Video sharing site busts the quality barrier

Video sharing site busts the quality barrier

February 21, 2011

FlixQ, a new video-sharing service created by Cornell computer scientists, removes artificial limits on quality and length without increasing bandwidth or storage costs. read more

Lipson talks robotics, 3-D printing at AAAS

Lipson talks robotics, 3-D printing at AAAS

February 21, 2011

Robots that self-improve and machines that print products at home are technologies on the horizon, said Hod Lipson at the 2011 American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting. read more

Google backs research to improve social networks

Google backs research to improve social networks

February 21, 2011

Cornell researchers will collaborate with Google experts to improve group interaction in online social networks. The work will be supported by a grant of $800,000 from Google Inc. read more

Students to present articles at AAAS

Students to present articles at AAAS

February 18, 2011

Four Cornell undergraduates will showcase their scholarly articles at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Feb. 17-21 in Washington, D.C. read more

Microsoft fellowship to study online ad auctions

Microsoft fellowship to study online ad auctions

February 16, 2011

Computer science graduate student Renato Paes Leme has been awarded a Microsoft Research Fellowship to pursue research that may make online advertising a bit more efficient and profitable. read more

Notice the beauty in math, Strogatz says

Notice the beauty in math, Strogatz says

February 14, 2011

Steven Strogatz Strogatz presented the talk, Doing Math in Public: From the Columns of The New York Times to 'The Calculus of Friendship,' as part of the Conversations at Keeton discussion series. read more

Students review progress for Honduras water plants

Students review progress for Honduras water plants

February 9, 2011

From new filtration technologies for their water plants to changes in fundraising efforts, AguaClara team members shared their latest innovations, insights and experiences at a Feb. 7 presentation. read more

Schneider elected to National Academy of Engineering

Schneider elected to National Academy of Engineering

February 9, 2011

Fred Schneider, the Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Computer Science, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. read more

Choices, not discrimination, deter women scientists

Choices, not discrimination, deter women scientists

February 7, 2011

It's not discrimination, but rather differences in resources attributable to career and family-related choices that set women back in science fields, Cornell researchers say. read more

Cornell scientists to present at AAAS

Cornell scientists to present at AAAS

February 7, 2011

Five Cornell scientists in disciplines ranging from crop improvement to robotics will present their research at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting, Feb. 17-21. read more

Four N.Y. companies get JumpStart funding

Four N.Y. companies get JumpStart funding

February 7, 2011

JumpStart assists New York state small businesses in developing and improving through university collaborations. read more

Alternative energy can power the world in 40 years

Alternative energy can power the world in 40 years

February 7, 2011

A Stanford energy expert said that we have the technology to power the entire world on wind, water and sun within 40 years. He spoke at the Feb. 3 Ezra Round Table discussion. read more

Engineering offers sustainble energy minor

Engineering offers sustainble energy minor

February 1, 2011

The Sustainable Energy Systems minor is being offered through the College of Engineering starting this academic year and is available to all undergraduates. read more