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Tester receives special achievement award

Tester receives special achievement award

October 28, 2011

Jeff Tester, Croll Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems at Cornell, received the Special Achievement Award of the Geothermal Resources Council Oct. 26 in San Diego. read more

Researchers suspend, image single DNA molecules

Researchers suspend, image single DNA molecules

October 27, 2011

Scientists in the Craighead lab have figured out how to stretch out tangled strands of DNA from chromosomes, line them up and tag them to reflect different levels of chemical modification. read more

Cornell submits NYC Tech Campus proposal Oct. 28

Cornell submits NYC Tech Campus proposal Oct. 28

October 27, 2011

On Oct. 28, Cornell will submit its proposal to build a world-class technology campus in New York City. In partnership with Technion, the campus promises to spur economic development in the city. read more

Your phone as counselor: Smartphone monitors stress

Your phone as counselor: Smartphone monitors stress

October 26, 2011

Your smartphone knows where you go and how fast, while its microphone hears your voice. Soon, your phone may use these capabilities to measure the stress in your life and help you deal with it. read more

Cornell iGEM team wins gold

Cornell iGEM team wins gold

October 24, 2011

The Cornell iGEM team won gold for creating a new molecular chip capable of synthesizing biopharmaceutical drugs and jet fuels at markedly lower cost; now they'll go to the world championships. read more

NYC Tech Campus drives for sustainable net-zero impact

NYC Tech Campus drives for sustainable net-zero impact

October 24, 2011

The proposed New York City Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island will utilize solar and geothermal power to harvest as much energy as it consumes. In the parlance of energy experts, it will be 'net-zero... read more

Huttenlocher talks up NYC tech campus for trustees

Huttenlocher talks up NYC tech campus for trustees

October 21, 2011

Dan Huttenlocher made the case for a Cornell New York City tech campus at an academic presentation during Trustee-Council Weekend, Oct. 21. read more

NYC Tech Campus partnership generates excitement

NYC Tech Campus partnership generates excitement

October 20, 2011

Cornell and the Technion have received numerous expressions of support from entrepreneurs and academics in their partnership bid for the New York City Tech Campus. The proposal is due Oct. 28. read more

Cornell, Technion will partner in NYC Tech Campus

Cornell, Technion will partner in NYC Tech Campus

October 18, 2011

Cornell and The Technion - Israel Institute of Technology have announced a new partnership to create a world-class applied science and engineering campus in New York City, as outlined by Mayor... read more

Kiln to make Kenyan village energy independent

Kiln to make Kenyan village energy independent

October 18, 2011

With the first continuous slow pyrolysis unit built at a U.S. university, a research team are on the cusp of harnessing the power of organic material to fuel an entire village in Kenya. read more

Hod Lipson collaborates on Eureqa project

Hod Lipson collaborates on Eureqa project

October 17, 2011

Using a Cornell-developed software called Eureqa, scientists have demonstrated that a computer can analyze raw experimental data from a biological system. read more

Multiphoton endoscope could minimize biopsies

Multiphoton endoscope could minimize biopsies

October 17, 2011

Researchers in Ithaca and Weill Cornell Medical College are pushing the limits of multiphoton microscopy by shrinking the microscopes so they can be inserted safely into a patient's body. read more

Trustees unanimously endorse Cornell's NYC Tech Campus

Trustees unanimously endorse Cornell's NYC Tech Campus

October 17, 2011

As Cornell finishes preparing a proposal for a New York City tech campus, the board of trustees voted unanimously to endorse the plan during a special meeting Oct. 12. read more

Itsy-bitsy, teenie-weenie: Disneyland exhibit goes nano

Itsy-bitsy, teenie-weenie: Disneyland exhibit goes nano

October 17, 2011

The new Nanooze Lab at California's Disneyland allows guests to explore the very, very small. The Nanooze project was founded by Cornell Professor Carl Batt. read more

Two faculty invited to engineering symposium

Two faculty invited to engineering symposium

October 17, 2011

Rajesh Bhaskaran and Jonathan Butcher are among 65 researchers selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's third Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium, Nov. 13-16. read more

NYC teachers to attend science workshop

NYC teachers to attend science workshop

October 13, 2011

The Cornell Science Sample Series gives New York City-area teachers hands-on instruction from Cornell faculty and graduate students to help them bring scientific concepts alive in the classroom. read more

Researchers work to take the errors out of the cloud

Researchers work to take the errors out of the cloud

October 13, 2011

A Cornell team of computer scientists plans to develop methods for improving the reliability of cloud computing. read more

'University Courses' pilot promotes 'one Cornell'

'University Courses' pilot promotes 'one Cornell'

October 13, 2011

'University Courses,' piloted this fall, draw upon faculty interest in interdisciplinary study and collaborative teaching, and promote the 'one Cornell' idea in Cornell's strategic plan. read more

CU backs launch of 'Silicon Alley 500' in NYC

CU backs launch of 'Silicon Alley 500' in NYC

October 12, 2011

Cornell joins NYC-based tech star Next Jump as its exclusive academic partner to help launch a unique recruiting event to lure the East Coast's top minds and leading companies to the Big Apple. read more

Cornell and Ithaca City schools hold resource fair

Cornell and Ithaca City schools hold resource fair

October 11, 2011

Some 600 teachers in the Ithaca City School District attended the Resource and Networking Fair at Ithaca High School Oct. 7 to learn about Cornell resources they can use in their classrooms. read more

CU joins elite center to improve college STEM teaching

CU joins elite center to improve college STEM teaching

October 6, 2011

Cornell has accepted the invitation to join an elite national organization that aims to produce better university teachers in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. read more

Extension gives NYC students science support

Extension gives NYC students science support

October 4, 2011

CAUSE, a Cornell program in New York City, prepares low-income, minority high schools students with college-readiness science skills. On Sept. 27, the students presented their research projects. read more

Peter and Nancy Meinig to co-chair sesquicentennial

Peter and Nancy Meinig to co-chair sesquicentennial

October 3, 2011

Cornell Board of Trustees Chairman Peter Meinig '61 and wife Nancy '62 together will lead the university's efforts to celebrate its 150th anniversary, in 2015. read more

Four faculty named 2011 PECASE winners

Four faculty named 2011 PECASE winners

October 3, 2011

Cornell scientists Salman Avestimehr, David Erickson, John C. March and Kyle Shen are recipients of this year's Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. read more

DARPA and NSF grants to clean up private networks

DARPA and NSF grants to clean up private networks

October 3, 2011

Hakim Weatherspoon of computer science has received a National Science Foundation Early Career Award. The research aims to fix glitches in supposedly perfect private fiber-optic networks. read more