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NYC tech campus organized in research 'hubs'

NYC tech campus organized in research 'hubs'

August 31, 2011

Cornell leaders are developing tech campus programs under interdisciplinary domains, or hubs, rather than using the traditional university organization of colleges, schools and departments. read more

Chatty robots go viral on YouTube

Chatty robots go viral on YouTube

August 31, 2011

Cornell students Labutov and Yosinski have set up an online chat between two robots that is entertaining the nation. read more

Tech campus in NYC will not compete with Ithaca

Tech campus in NYC will not compete with Ithaca

August 31, 2011

A New York tech campus would stimulate the city's economy as well as pose new academic and research opportunities for faculty and students based in Ithaca, say university leaders. read more

Cornell Formula SAE team competes in Germany

Cornell Formula SAE team competes in Germany

August 29, 2011

The Cornell Formula SAE team raced away from its first transatlantic competition, held in Germany, with a fourth-place finish in acceleration. read more

Physical Sciences Building earns LEED Gold rating

Physical Sciences Building earns LEED Gold rating

August 29, 2011

The building earned 47 out of the possible 69 LEED points to be rated gold -- the second-highest rating, after platinum. read more

Bill Nye '77 harnesses the sun with Rhodes Hall clock

Bill Nye '77 harnesses the sun with Rhodes Hall clock

August 29, 2011

Bill Nye '77 dedicated the new Solar Noon Clock at Rhodes Hall Aug. 27 in front of a crowd of hundreds. The clock incorporates a solar noon feature that visually indicates the sun's zenith each day. read more

Snee seismograph records East Coast earthquake

Snee seismograph records East Coast earthquake

August 23, 2011

Cornell's seismograph, located in the lobby of Snee Hall, recorded the ground vibrations caused by the 5.8-magnitude quake, which took place just before 2 p.m. read more

Noah Snavely recognized as a top tech innovator

Noah Snavely recognized as a top tech innovator

August 23, 2011

Technology Review magazine has named Noah Snavely, assistant professor of computer science, one of its 2011 'TR35,' the magazine's selection of top technology innovators under age 35. read more

Eight on faculty receive Affinito-Stewart grants

Eight on faculty receive Affinito-Stewart grants

August 22, 2011

The Affinito-Stewart Grants Program administered by the President's Council of Cornell Women has awarded eight women assistant professors research grants totaling $49,200. read more

Obama appoints Nozick to nuclear waste panel

Obama appoints Nozick to nuclear waste panel

August 17, 2011

President Barack Obama has appointed Linda Nozick, professor of civil and environmental engineering, to serve as a member of the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board. read more

Rover Opportunity reaches Endeavour crater

Rover Opportunity reaches Endeavour crater

August 17, 2011

On Aug. 9, the golf cart-sized rover relayed its arrival at a location named Spirit Point on the crater's rim. read more

3-D design website inspired by evolution

3-D design website inspired by evolution

August 17, 2011

Just like generations of plants and animals evolve in nature, Cornell engineers are allowing anyone online to guide the evolution of printable, three-dimensional objects. read more

Student team unveils school project in Johannesburg

Student team unveils school project in Johannesburg

August 16, 2011

The student-led Cornell University Sustainable Design team has built an early childhood education center, designed for zero environmental impact, in Cosmo City, Johannesburg, South Africa. read more

Paul Ginsparg reflects on arXiv 20th anniversary

August 12, 2011

'To reflect on arXiv is to reflect on a research world transformed by a two-decade revolution in information technology,' says Paul Ginsparg in a Nature commentary piece published Aug. 11. read more

Startup company drawn by Cornell expertise

Startup company drawn by Cornell expertise

August 9, 2011

A company that moved to Ithaca to be close to Cornell's expertise is ready to market a vibration-based power source for wireless sensors. read more

CUAUV team places 2nd at 'Robosub' competition

CUAUV team places 2nd at 'Robosub' competition

August 9, 2011

The team returned home from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International contest after besting most of the competition with their vehicle, Drekar. read more

Cornell Engineering interns gain valuable experience at IT Cadre

Cornell Engineering interns gain valuable experience at IT Cadre

August 9, 2011

IT Cadre collaborated with Cornell University’s College of Engineering to hire four undergraduate interns for the summer. read more

Computers synthesize sounds to go with graphics

Computers synthesize sounds to go with graphics

August 8, 2011

Cornell researchers have devised methods for synthesizing more realistic sounds of hard objects colliding and the roar of fire. read more

Jery Stedinger Selected as Recipient of the 2011 Warren A. Hall Medal

Jery Stedinger Selected as Recipient of the 2011 Warren A. Hall Medal

August 4, 2011

The Universities Councils on Water Resources announced that Professor Jery Stedinger has been selected as the recipient of 2011 Warren A. Hall Medal. read more

Artificial spinal discs could ease back pain

Artificial spinal discs could ease back pain

August 1, 2011

An interdisciplinary team of Ithaca and Weill Cornell researchers have created an artificial implant to replace intervertebral discs in the spinal column. read more

Growing NYC's 'technology ecosystem' of the future

Growing NYC's 'technology ecosystem' of the future

August 1, 2011

Provost Kent Fuchs and deans Lance Collins and Daniel Huttenlocher answer questions about why Cornell is the right choice for developing a New York City technology campus. read more