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Scientists seek to untangle ecological effects of water management

Scientists seek to untangle ecological effects of water management

July 20, 2018

Cornell and Paleontological Research Institution scientists dug into the Colorado River's estuary mudflats to learn how upstream dams affect downstream mollusks.  read more

Mars’ crustal evolution does not follow Earth’s formula

Mars’ crustal evolution does not follow Earth’s formula

July 19, 2018

Mars may not have an Earth-like, continental crust. Instead, a Cornell scientist poses an alternative theory: Crystalized magma welled up from inside the red planet. read more

Electron microscope detector achieves record resolution

Electron microscope detector achieves record resolution

July 18, 2018

A group led by applied and engineering physics professor David Muller has achieved a record for electron microscopy resolution, using a device developed at Cornell by professor Sol Gruner.  read more

Cornell professors contribute to winning offshore wind energy alliance

Cornell professors contribute to winning offshore wind energy alliance

July 16, 2018

Three Cornell professors contributed to the successful proposal to lead a new $18.5 million endeavor to enhance the United States’ wind-energy economy and nix greenhouse gas emissions. read more

Bioengineers create pathway to personalized medicine

Bioengineers create pathway to personalized medicine

July 12, 2018

A group led by chemical and biomolecular engineering professor Matthew DeLisa has devised a cell-free method for producing glycosylated proteins, which could have impacts in personalized medicine.  read more

Upson Hall makeover achieves LEED platinum

Upson Hall makeover achieves LEED platinum

July 12, 2018

The completely reconstructed Upson Hall – for 60 years an anchor on the Engineering Quad and home to the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering – has been certified LEED Platinum. read more

eLab startup Specdrums acquired by robotics company

eLab startup Specdrums acquired by robotics company

July 11, 2018

Specdrums, a music technology company and alumnus of Rev: Ithaca Startup Work and Cornell eLab, has been acquired by Sphero, a national robotics firm. read more

Dairy barn implements poop-to-power system

Dairy barn implements poop-to-power system

July 10, 2018

Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Dairy Barn has installed a system that separates manure from sand bedding that is healthier for cows and creating muck perfect for making electricity. read more

Robot prototype will let you feel how it’s ‘feeling’

Robot prototype will let you feel how it’s ‘feeling’

July 9, 2018

A group led by Guy Hoffman, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is developing technology that will allow robots to display emotion through changes in their skin. read more

Symposium honors bioengineering pioneer Mike Shuler

Symposium honors bioengineering pioneer Mike Shuler

July 6, 2018

Scientists from around the world gathered June 22 to honor the career of Professor Michael Shuler, whose work in modeling biological systems continues to revolutionize the field of bioengineering and... read more

Zhang recognized as Young Under 40 Innovator at Design Automation Conference (DAC)

Zhang recognized as Young Under 40 Innovator at Design Automation Conference (DAC)

July 6, 2018

"The winners, from both innovative companies as well as universities, were announced during the conferences opening keynote session at the 55th gathering of DAC, the premier conference devoted to the... read more

New test could get NYS park swimmers back in water much quicker

New test could get NYS park swimmers back in water much quicker

July 5, 2018

Ruth Richardson, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, this summer is testing a water-monitoring system that could cut the time state swim areas are closed from 30 hours to 90... read more

Engineers test device for monitoring NY state park water quality

Engineers test device for monitoring NY state park water quality

July 5, 2018

Ruth Richardson, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, this summer is testing a water-monitoring system that could cut the time state swim areas are closed from 30 hours to 90... read more

Career Explorations puts future in 4-H'ers hands

Career Explorations puts future in 4-H'ers hands

July 2, 2018

More than 500 middle and high school students from across New York gathered at Cornell’s Ithaca campus June 26-28 to participate in workshops taught by Cornell faculty, staff and graduate students... read more