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David Muller selected #2 in Top 5 Hot Talks from the Fall 2005 MRS Meeting

December 15, 2005

From tissue engineering to environmental nanotechnology, the 2005 MRS Fall Meeting, held last month in Boston, brought together over 5,100 attendees from all sectors of the global materials science... read more

Guinness world record for Craighead

October 31, 2005

Harold Craighead, professor of applied and engineering physics, and research assistant Rob Ilic have their research featured in the 2006 edition of "The Guinness Book of World Records." read more

Silcox named interim director of NSF's Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility

September 21, 2005

While faculty and administrators at the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility (CNF) search for a new director, John Silcox, the David E. Burr... read more

Cornell ranks fourth in nation according to Washington Monthly, tops in engineering physics according to peers

August 31, 2005

The first annual college guide introduced by the magazine Washington Monthly has ranked Cornell University fourth in the nation, leaving Yale and Harvard in the dust at 15th and 16th.At the same... read more

A new insight into cellular metabolism by Cornell researchers will help neurologists better interpret diagnostic tests

July 11, 2005

By discovering a crucial piece of submicroscopic information about how the brain converts fuel into energy for neurons, Cornell University biophysicists have gleaned new insights into brain cell... read more

Paul Hartman, pioneering Cornell physicist, historian and '100 percent human being' dies at 91

May 27, 2005

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Paul Leon Hartman, a pioneering researcher and Cornell University professor emeritus recognized by his colleagues for his grace and humility, died at his home at Kendal at Ithaca on... read more

After quantum dots, now come glowing 'Cornell dots,' for biological tagging, imaging and optical computing

May 19, 2005

Move over, quantum dots. Make way for the new kids on the block--brightly glowing nanoparticles dubbed "Cornell dots." read more

From attograms to Daltons: Cornell NEMS device detects the mass of a single DNA molecule

May 18, 2005

Some people are never satisfied. First, nanotechnology researchers at Cornell University built a device so sensitive it could detect the mass of a single bacterium--about 665 femtograms. Then they... read more

After 150 years of research, discovery of how flames burn is finally made by Cornell scientist named Cool

May 13, 2005

Scientists have discovered compounds nearly ubiquitous in fire that have amazingly eluded detection in spite of 150 years of research on how flames burn. According to a paper in the journal Science... read more

NSF awards Cornell $18 million to develop a new source of X-rays

February 21, 2005

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Cornell University $18 million to begin development of a new, advanced synchrotron radiation x-ray source, called an Energy Recovery Linac (ERL). The... read more