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NSF awards CU $11.6 million for Center for Nanoscale Systems in IT

September 20, 2001

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced Sept. 19 that Cornell will be the home of a Center for Nanoscale Systems in Information Technologies. The grant is $11.6 million over five years. read more

Cornell engineer gets DOE contract to study combustion chemistry

August 31, 2001

Terrill Cool, professor of applied and engineering physics at Cornell University, has been awarded $354,000 by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for a three-year study of combustion chemistry. read more

Defense contracts awarded to two Cornell researchers exploring frontier of ultra-small electronics technology

August 21, 2001

Two groups of Cornell University researchers have been awarded U.S. defense agency contracts aimed at exploring a new generation of electronics technology at the molecular and nanoscale levels. The... read more

Closing of Ward Center and its nuclear reactor is announced by Cornell University administration

May 4, 2001

The Cornell University administration has announced its decision to decommission the TRIGA Mark II nuclear reactor and to phase out activities at the Ward Center for Nuclear Sciences, where the... read more

Can computers be tamed? Hewlett-Packard engineer will probe question in Henri Sack Memorial Lecture, April 11, at Cornell

April 3, 2001

"The Domestication of Computers" will be the topic for Joel S. Birnbaum, senior technical adviser at Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP), in the Henri Sack Memorial Lecture Wednesday, April 11, at 4 p.m. in... read more

Nobel Laureate Neher to present colloquium at Cornell, March 30

March 26, 2001

The colloquium, jointly sponsored by Cornell's School of Applied and Engineering Physics, the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and the graduate field of biophysics, is titled "Exploring... read more

Craighead reports on use of nanotechnology to count biological molecules

February 22, 2001

Up to now, most biologists have studied the molecules of life in test tubes, watching how large numbers of them behave. But now Cornell researchers are using nanotechnology to build microscopic... read more

W.M. Keck Foundation gives $1.5 million to start research/training program at Cornell and Weill Medical College to learn how cells communicate

February 19, 2001

A $1.5 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation has established a research/training program in biophysics to be conducted jointly by Cornell University in Ithaca and Weill Cornell Medical College... read more

Cornell researchers replace test tube with tiny silicon devices to rapidly measure, count and sort biological molecules

February 15, 2001

Up to now, most biologists have studied the molecules of life in test tubes, watching how large numbers of them behave. read more