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CU nanobiotechnologists create biomolecular motors with propellers

November 30, 2000

Nanobiotechnologists at Cornell have built and pilot-tested the first biomolecular motors with tiny metal propellers. read more

A New Engineer: Andrew Spence

September 15, 2000

A prototype of the next generation of scientists, Andrew Spence moves easily across disciplinary boundaries to create new knowledge at the interface of biology and engineering. read more

Harold Craighead: 'The idea is catching fire all over the world'

September 14, 2000

One of the most promising fields to emerge from the collaboration of life scientists with engineers and physicists is nanobiotechnology. Researchers in this exciting new field use the tools and... read more

Researchers are anticipating CU's 'national resource'

September 14, 2000

Some time in 2003, one of the most intricate and carefully planned moves in the history of Cornell will begin. Piece by piece, over about four months, 40 major instruments, such as optical... read more

Webb awarded the Rank Prize for Opto-electronics

August 17, 2000

Biophysicist Watt W. Webb, the S.B. Eckert Professor in Engineering, has been awarded the Rank Prize for Opto-electronics, together with Winfried Denk of the Max-Planck Institute for Medical... read more

Cornell nano-researchers create component for a 'lab on a chip' that cuts DNA separation from a day to a matter of minutes

May 30, 2000

Researchers have long sought to create a "laboratory on a chip" that could greatly speed up the process of DNA sequencing. That goal has come a step closer with the announcement that Cornell... read more

Nanobiotech workshop brings engineers and biologists face-to-face

May 4, 2000

An attempt to bridge the communications gap between two very different disciplines brought researchers from the engineering and the physical sciences face to face with specialists in the life... read more

CU's new Keck program in nanobiotech supports graduate scientists

April 27, 2000

The emerging field of nanobiotechnology could hasten the creation of useful ultra-small devices that mimic living biological systems -- if only biologists knew more about nanotechnology and engineers... read more