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Portable device will quickly detect pathogens

Portable device will quickly detect pathogens

January 30, 2012

Two Cornell professors are developing a handheld detector that will give health care workers in the developing world speedy results to identify pathogens in the field. read more

Food safety inspires kids to build LEGO machines

Food safety inspires kids to build LEGO machines

January 30, 2012

A national challenge attracted scores of 6- to 9-year-olds to campus to show off their team-built LEGO contraptions on the theme of food safety Jan. 28. read more

Eighth AguaClara plant under construction

Eighth AguaClara plant under construction

January 26, 2012

In a few months, nearly every home in Atima, Honduras, will have safe, clean drinking water, thanks to a treatment plant principally designed by Cornell engineering students. read more

Students help inaugurate AguaClara sand filter

Students help inaugurate AguaClara sand filter

January 26, 2012

The stacked rapid sand filter, developed by members of Cornell's AguaClara research team, could well be the reason that Tamara now has some of the best water in all of Honduras. read more

Frequently asked questions about CornellNYC Tech

Frequently asked questions about CornellNYC Tech

January 26, 2012

CornellNYC Tech is generating interest - and questions - from around the community. Tech campus proposal leaders will answer questions at a forum Feb. 3, and the Chronicle periodically will run an... read more

Four companies get expert help from JumpStart

Four companies get expert help from JumpStart

January 25, 2012

The Cornell Center for Materials Research helps New York state small businesses develop and improve their products through collaborations with university scientists. read more

Model shows how often to review material for flashcards

Model shows how often to review material for flashcards

January 24, 2012

Cornell computer scientists have developed a mathematical model for the timing of review for flashcards and other educational software. read more

Imaging live mouse spinal cord will aid trauma therapy

Imaging live mouse spinal cord will aid trauma therapy

January 24, 2012

A study describes an imaging technique that allows researchers to observe a live mouse's spinal cord continuously over time to gain understanding for treating spinal injuries. read more

Two win Air Force young investigator awards

Two win Air Force young investigator awards

January 23, 2012

Two Cornell faculty members - Gregory Fuchs and A. Kevin Tang - are among this year's 48 winners of the Air Force Young Investigator Research Program. read more

Researchers study why metals fail

Researchers study why metals fail

January 23, 2012

Cornell engineers are studying better ways to predict how cracks grow in metals, and how to engineer better materials. read more

Algae may be sustainable alternative for animal feed

Algae may be sustainable alternative for animal feed

January 18, 2012

Researchers are testing the algae that's a biofuel byproduct as a protein-rich source of feed to supplement or replace some corn and soybean meal mix traditionally given to food-producing animals. read more

High-performance computing tackles hepatitis

High-performance computing tackles hepatitis

January 9, 2012

The Cornell Center for Advanced Computing has received a High-Performance Computing Innovation Excellence Award for crunching hepatitis C virus data on its experimental MATLAB computing resource. read more

Engineers hide a moment in time

Engineers hide a moment in time

January 5, 2012

Cornell researchers have demonstrated a 'temporal cloak,' hiding a moment in time during the transport of information by a beam of light. read more