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Cornell's tiny, vibrating paddle oscillator senses the mass of a virus

November 4, 2004

By using a device only six-millionths of a meter long, researchers at Cornell University have been able to detect the presence of as few as a half-dozen viruses -- and they believe the device is... read more

'Polymers and Biophysics' is focus of Henri Sack Memorial lecture Oct. 14

October 14, 2004

David R. Nelson '72, Ph.D. '75, the Mary Shepard B. Upson Visiting Professor at Cornell and the Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics at Harvard University, will present the Henri Sack Memorial Lecture... read more

With dance and tributes, Duffield is dedicated

October 13, 2004

Its lights shining from every window, as if it were some giant ocean liner ready to set sail across the re-landscaped Pew Engineering Quad, Duffield Hall, the new high-tech landmark on the Cornell... read more

Nanodevices target viruses

October 8, 2004

Physicists are used to detecting inanimate objects like photons and particles but two teams of researchers in the US have now turned their attention to very different targets -- viruses. Harold... read more

Duffield Hall - A Beacon for Reseachers

October 6, 2004

With the grand opening and dedication of Duffield Hall on Oct. 6, 2004, Cornell University is uniquely poised to serve the needs of nanoscale scientists at Cornell, across the nation and around the... read more

Plasma studies unwinds a powerful COBRA for high-density simulations

September 9, 2004

The future of fusion power may lie not in a 20 million-ampere bang, but a 1-million-ampere pop. "It's not as intense. You can take data more readily," explains Bruce Kusse, Director of the Laboratory... read more

The ability to create nothing could result in novel way to make circuits at atomic scale, Cornell-led group discovers

August 23, 2004

Time is fast running out for the semiconductor industry as transistors become ever smaller and their insulating layers of silicon dioxide, already only atoms in thickness, reach maximum shrinkage. In... read more

CU laser microscopy technique settles brain chemistry debate, could aid studies of Alzheimer's, stroke damage

July 1, 2004

A laser-based microscopy technique may have settled a long-standing debate among neuroscientists about how brain cells process energy -- while explaining what's really happening in PET (positron... read more

Cornell to dedicate world-class facility for research, education, training of next generation of X-ray beam scientists and builders June 15

June 10, 2004

A remarkable facility producing some of the world's most intense X-ray beams for research, education and training will be dedicated at Cornell Univeristy Tuesday, June 15. Known as G-line, it is the... read more

Cornell researchers move beyond 'nano' to 'atto' to build a scale sensitive enough to weigh a virus

April 2, 2004

Cornell University researchers already have been able to detect the mass of a single cell using submicroscopic devices. Now they're zeroing in on viruses. And the scale of their work is becoming so... read more

New Kavli Institute at CU to explore future of nanoscale science

March 11, 2004

A $7.5 million grant to Cornell from Fred Kavli and the Kavli Foundation of Oxnard, Calif., will endow the newly established Kavli Institute for Nanoscale Science, foundation and university officials... read more

Attogram Mass Detection

February 18, 2004

Attogram mass detection has been achieved by Harold Craighead and his colleagues at Cornell, with prospects of exquisite detection of very tiny chemical and biological species, possibly with arrays... read more

New optical recording technique can see millisecond nerve impulses in healthy and diseased brains, Cornell biophysicists report

February 13, 2004

Combining the bright laser light of multiphoton microscopy with specially developed dyes and a phenomenon called second-harmonic generation, biophysicists at Cornell University and Université... read more