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CURIE participants make solar panel movers

CURIE participants make solar panel movers

July 25, 2011

The Cornell campus teemed with high school-aged budding scientists and engineers during the College of Engineering's CURIE and CATALYST academies, which took place July 17-23. read more

What social media can teach us about ourselves

What social media can teach us about ourselves

July 25, 2011

Today's online experience is really the experience of being part of a gigantic crowd of people, said Jon Kleinberg, in a lecture about what social media can teach us about ourselves. read more

Cornell computers spot 'opinion spam' in online reviews

Cornell computers spot 'opinion spam' in online reviews

July 25, 2011

Cornell researchers are developing computer software to detect phony positive reviews created by sellers to help sell their products, or negative reviews meant to downgrade competitors. read more

Broken symmetries reveal more about superconductors

Broken symmetries reveal more about superconductors

July 21, 2011

A theory advanced by a Cornell theoretical physicist to link two 'broken symmetries' in a high-temperature superconductor has been verified by experiment, a step toward better superconductors. read more

New file format will help 3-D printing progress

New file format will help 3-D printing progress

July 21, 2011

A newly approved standard for 3-D printing file interchange will greatly enhance 3-D printing capabilities, says Cornell's Hod Lipson, who led the development of the standard. read more

Noah Snavely receives Microsoft Research Fellowship

Noah Snavely receives Microsoft Research Fellowship

July 19, 2011

Noah Snavely, assistant professor of computer science, has been named one of eight Microsoft Research Faculty fellows for 2011. read more

Cornell to answer call for tech campus in New York City

Cornell to answer call for tech campus in New York City

July 19, 2011

Cornell will answer the call issued by Mayor Michael Bloomberg read more

Teaching robots to identify human activities

Teaching robots to identify human activities

July 18, 2011

Cornell researchers are programming robots to identify human activities by observation, and they report that they have trained a robot to recognize 12 different human activities. read more

Engineers develop lensless micro camera

Engineers develop lensless micro camera

July 6, 2011

It fits on the head of a pin, contains no lenses or moving parts and costs pennies to make, and this Cornell-developed camera could revolutionize an array of science from surgery to robotics. read more