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Life Gets Better with CRISPR

Life Gets Better with CRISPR

May 18, 2017

Guillaume Lambert, assistant professor in applied and engineering physics, took a technical topic and clarified to local residents – mostly nonscientists – this fresh sensation in genetic research. read more

Group develops way to shape pulses of intense infrared light

Group develops way to shape pulses of intense infrared light

May 17, 2017

A Cornell-led group of researchers has developed a method for converting near-infrared light to mid-IR, while retaining the desired shape of the beam and effectively increasing its bandwidth. read more

Jeffrey Huang '19 receives College of Engineering Alumni Association (CEAA) Undergraduate Research Award

Jeffrey Huang '19 receives College of Engineering Alumni Association (CEAA) Undergraduate Research Award

April 27, 2017

Huang is part of the Pollack Lab and his research focuses on measuring and modeling flexible nucleic acids read more

AEP Ph.D. Candidate Nicholas Cothard receives NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship

AEP Ph.D. Candidate Nicholas Cothard receives NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship

April 21, 2017

The NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF) is a fully-funded graduate fellowship that supports Cothard's research for a year and is renewable up to four years. read more

Cornell heads to D.C. for Science March, sustainability summit

Cornell heads to D.C. for Science March, sustainability summit

April 13, 2017

Faculty will share ideas on climate change April 21-23 at the Smithsonian's Earth Optimism Summit, while students ascend Capitol Hill on April 21, and then walk in the national Science March on April... read more

New electron microscope sees more than an image

New electron microscope sees more than an image

March 30, 2017

The electron microscope just became even more powerful, with an improvement developed by Cornell physicists. Professors David Muller (AEP) and Sol Gruner (Physics), together with their research... read more

Seven assistant professors win NSF early-career awards

Seven assistant professors win NSF early-career awards

March 23, 2017

Seven assistant professors have both been recognized by the National Science Foundation with CAREER awards, which support junior faculty members' research projects and outreach efforts. read more

Investigating Biology at the Nanoscale: Explore Cornell's Nanobiotechnology Center

Investigating Biology at the Nanoscale: Explore Cornell's Nanobiotechnology Center

March 9, 2017

See what takes place inside this cutting-edge facility at Cornell read more

Group develops deep, non-invasive imaging of mouse brain

Group develops deep, non-invasive imaging of mouse brain

February 22, 2017

Using an imaging technology he developed at Cornell, applied physics professor Chris Xu and collaborators report sharp imaging of a subcortical region of the brain, using novel three-photon... read more

Brito, Lambert, Yapici, Lancaster receive Sloan Fellowships

Brito, Lambert, Yapici, Lancaster receive Sloan Fellowships

February 21, 2017

Cornell assistant professors Ilana Brito, Guillaume Lambert, Kyle Lancaster and Nilay Yapici have been awarded Sloan Foundation Fellowships, which support early career research and education. read more

Assistant Prof Kourkoutis receives NSF CAREER Award

Assistant Prof Kourkoutis receives NSF CAREER Award

February 10, 2017

Lena Kourkoutis, assistant professor and Rebecca Q. and James C. Morgan Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow (AEP), has received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation. read more

Tianyu Wang recieves JenLab Young Investigator Award at Photonics West 2017 

Tianyu Wang recieves JenLab Young Investigator Award at Photonics West 2017 

February 10, 2017

Wang, a Ph.D. candidate in the Xu Group, won the JenLab Young Investigator Award for Best Paper at SPIE Photonics West read more

Students test Hyperloop pod at SpaceX competition

Students test Hyperloop pod at SpaceX competition

February 1, 2017

An 18-foot-long pod engineered by a team that included Cornell students was put to the test during Hyperloop Competition Weekend, Jan. 27-30, at the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California. read more

Video: Frank Wise Group's Latest Research on Optical Fibers

Video: Frank Wise Group's Latest Research on Optical Fibers

January 26, 2017

Wise’s Group has been researching the propagation of short pulses of light within multimode fibers. read more

Slo-mo unwrapping of nucleosomal DNA probes protein's role

Slo-mo unwrapping of nucleosomal DNA probes protein's role

January 11, 2017

Study probes how DNA unwrapping and the release of protein are linked inside the macromolecular complex known as the nucleosome core particle, which could inform therapeutic strategies for cancer. read more