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A new Cornell 'nanoguitar,' played by a laser, offers promise of applications in electronics and sensing

November 17, 2003

Six years ago Cornell University researchers built the world's smallest guitar -- about the size of a red blood cell -- to demonstrate the possibility of manufacturing tiny mechanical devices using... read more

Team from Cornell, including two grad students, wins international prize for top invention of year

October 27, 2003

Two Cornell University graduate students and a researcher have won a top prize in the 2003 Collegiate Inventors Competition for building an utlra-small electronic generator. Their award of $25,000... read more

Morphing membranes: Cornell-led team makes first observation of essential cellular life process

October 22, 2003

Cell membranes -- the sacs encompassing the body's living matter -- can assume a variety of shapes as they morph to engulf materials, expel others and assemble themselves into tissues. In the past it... read more

Symposium offers small solutions to big medical challenges

July 10, 2003

At the NBTC's annual research symposium June 27, Cornell scientists and their collaborators met to discuss new developments in the fledgling field of nanobiotechnology. Speakers from universities and... read more

Cornell senior helps to prepare the Mars rovers' to-do lists for JPL

July 10, 2003

An applied engineering physics major with a minor in computer science, Wick has an instinct for tinkering that has come a long way from light switches. For the past three years he has been the only... read more

CU research finding opens applications in medical imaging

June 26, 2003

Twelve years after its patent was granted, the technique called multiphoton microscopy appears ready to move from the realm of biological research to medical imaging. In a series of three papers... read more

Optical biopsies on horizon using noninvasive biomedical imaging technique developed by Cornell-Harvard group

June 11, 2003

A new imaging technique that could lead to optical biopsies without removal of tissue is being reported by biophysical scientists at Cornell and Harvard universities. The advance in biomedical... read more

Birth of a neuron: Imaging technique tracks nervous systemgrowth and repair, Cornell-Harvard group reports

June 10, 2003

A biomedical-imaging technique that would highlight the cytoskeletal infrastructure of nerve cells and map the nervous system as it develops and struggles to repair itself has been proposed by... read more

3-D imaging inside living organism, using quantum dots coursing through mouse's body, reported by Cornell researchers

May 29, 2003

Tiny blood vessels, viewed beneath a mouse's skin with a newly developed application of multiphoton microscopy, appear so bright and vivid in high-resolution images that researchers can see the... read more

CU leads group in DOE-funded effort to help develop fusion power source

May 8, 2003

Cornell is leading a newly formed international consortium of six universities and institutes collaborating on high-energy density plasma research, with the aim of developing a promising fusion power... read more

New Center Established for High Energy Density Plasma Research

April 23, 2003

Laboratory of Plasma Studies Professors David A. Hammer (Electrical and Computer Engineering) and Bruce R. Kusse (Applied and Engineering Physics) have been awarded a three-year cooperative agreement... read more

Seeing atoms in action: CU electron microscope to make huge advance

April 10, 2003

An early look at Cornell's next major advance in microscopy was provided on April 4 at the 20th annual Cornell Society of Engineers (CSE) conference on campus. The new scanning transmission electron... read more

CU researchers create microchip to view single molecules in natural state

February 6, 2003

The technique, made possible by the ability of nanofabrication to produce a microchip with light-impeding holes with a diameter one-tenth of the wavelength of light, could promise a new method of DNA... read more

CU spinoff, Nanofluidics, gets rights to gene-sequencing technique

February 6, 2003

Nanofluidics Inc., a small Ithaca concern spun off by Cornell in 2001, has obtained an exclusive worldwide license from the university to the key nano-optical technology detailed in the latest issue... read more

University hosted first Japan-U.S. nanotechnology symposium

January 30, 2003

Manipulating materials and devices at the ultrasmall level of one-millionth the size of a pinhead was the focus for three days at Cornell last week when 20 leading Japanese researchers, 20 U.S.... read more

Cornell scientists create microchip with light-impeding holes for detailed, optical observation of single molecules in their natural state

January 30, 2003

Using a novel technique, supported largely by off-the-shelf instruments, scientists at Cornell University have for the first time optically isolated individual biological molecules in naturally... read more