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Does the natural gas industry need a new messenger?

Does the natural gas industry need a new messenger?

November 29, 2011

CBC: To hear the natural gas industry tell it, the only problem with natural gas is bad public relations. read more

Charles Walton, father of RFID technology, dies at 89

Charles Walton, father of RFID technology, dies at 89

November 29, 2011

engadget: Charles Walton, the man who pioneered the rise of RFID technology, has died at the age of 89. The Cornell-educated entrepreneur garnered more than 50 patents over the course of his career,... read more

Bill Nye: Science Guy or modern day Socrates?

Bill Nye: Science Guy or modern day Socrates?

November 28, 2011

The Signal: If there is anyone as enigmatic and influential on Western thought as Socrates, it is Bill Nye. read more

Ithaca Planning Board approves Gates Hall

Ithaca Planning Board approves Gates Hall

November 28, 2011

The Cornell Daily Sun: The site plan review for Gates Hall — the last city approval necessary for the building’s construction — was unanimously approved by the City of Ithaca Planning and Development... read more

UB's Stenger named Binghamton president

UB's Stenger named Binghamton president

November 23, 2011

BuffaloNews.com: Harvey G. Stenger Jr., one of the top leaders at the University at Buffalo, has been named president of Binghamton University by the State University of New York board of trustees. read more

Obama Awards Engineering Diversity Program

Obama Awards Engineering Diversity Program

November 21, 2011

The Cornell Daily Sun: President Obama cited Cornell’s Diversity Programs in Engineering as one of five programs nationwide to receive the 2011 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science,... read more

2 Views of aerosols and climate change

2 Views of aerosols and climate change

November 16, 2011

NYT Green blog: Aerosols are small particles or droplets suspended in a gas. While consumers tend to think of them as being dispensed from a pressurized container, some are natural and some are... read more

Explore Space With A Spacecraft The Size Of A Postage Stamp

Explore Space With A Spacecraft The Size Of A Postage Stamp

November 14, 2011

PCWorld: A graduate Aerospace Engineering student from Cornell University may have a solution to let anybody explore outer space, and he was inspired by a single speck of dust. read more

Carmel Valley engineer runs unique nonprofit school

Carmel Valley engineer runs unique nonprofit school

November 14, 2011

Del Mar Times: Former Navy pilot, electrical engineer and computer manufacturer Vic Wintriss has the outrageous idea that children of grade- and middle-school ages can be taught computer programming read more

Air Pollution: Bad For Health, But Good For Planet?

Air Pollution: Bad For Health, But Good For Planet?

November 11, 2011

Cleaning up the air, while good for our lungs, could make global warming worse. That conclusion is underscored by a new study, which looks at the pollutants that go up smokestacks along with carbon... read more

NASA's top techie speaks out

NASA's top techie speaks out

November 11, 2011

Cosmic Log: Cornell Professor Mason Peck, who takes over NASA's Office of the Chief Technologist in January, speaks. read more