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From developing artificial skin to relieving chronic pain in elderly, growing cross-campus collaborations improve quality of life

December 6, 2006

Watt Webb, Cornell professor of applied physics and the S.B. Eckert Professor in Engineering, is leading one of the largest efforts: an extensive group of collaborative projects involving multiphoton... read more

On visit to Cornell, Israeli elder statesman Peres sees technology at work and points to it as a key to peace

November 29, 2006

Israeli elder statesman and former prime minister Shimon Peres stressed the role of science, technology and innovation in a global economy as a key to peace in the Middle East in a public lecture in... read more

Cornell inventors recognized for contributions to the university and the world

November 1, 2006

Nanotech devices for biology research, a new way to pasteurize milk, improvements in cellular phone systems and new strawberry varieties were among the 41 patents issued to 32 Cornell inventors... read more

Hot flies produce cool results -- the ability to watch genes in action in live tissue

September 18, 2006

Feverish fruit fly larvae, warmed in a toasty lab chamber, are giving Cornell researchers a way to watch chromosomes in action and actually see how genes are expressed in living tissue.Using... read more

Harold Craighead returns to directorship of Nanobiotechnolgy Center

August 30, 2006

Harold Craighead, the Charles W. Lake Jr. Professor of Engineering and professor of applied and engineering physics, has returned to the post of director of the Cornell Nanobiotechnology Center... read more

Pataki brings $12 million for new accelerator to create world's brightest X-rays

August 21, 2006

Making his second visit to the Cornell campus in a week, New York Gov. George Pataki again brought funding, this time $12 million for preliminary work on the proposed Energy Recovery Linac (ERL),... read more

Recent stories about university and program rankings

August 19, 2006

Recent stories about university and program rankings read more

Cornell again ranks first in engineering physics in U.S. News rankings, and is called top Ivy by Washington Monthly

August 18, 2006

U.S. News and World Report has placed Cornell at the top of its rankings for best undergraduate engineering science/engineering physics program for the second year in a row. In its overall rankings... read more

High school students visit campus to learn how chemistry informs the humanities and social sciences

July 26, 2006

At CHESS, students first heard from Joel Brock, professor of applied and engineering physics, about particle accelerators and X-ray production, then about the wide variety of science done with... read more

Sharply tuned nanostrings work at room temperature

July 12, 2006

Using a fast, low-cost fabrication technique that allows inexpensive testing of a wide variety of materials, Cornell researchers have come up with nanoscale resonators -- tiny vibrating strings --... read more

Researchers create a broadband light amplifier on a chip

July 6, 2006

Cornell researchers have created a broadband light amplifier on a silicon chip, a major breakthrough in the quest to create photonic microchips. In such microchips, beams of light traveling through... read more

'We're down to the atom size': Cornell researchers discover how to focus on tiniest of the very small

June 14, 2006

If you need a good picture of a molecule, your first job is getting its atoms to pose for you, says John Silcox, Cornell's David E. Burr Professor of Engineering and an expert in the realm of the... read more

Cornell leads universities overall in nanotechnology rankings by leading industry magazine

June 13, 2006

In a series of rankings of university nanotechnology programs by Small Times, a trade magazine devoted to nanotechnology, Cornell ranked in the top 10 in eight out of nine categories, and in the top... read more

Professor Robert A. Buhrman elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 27, 2006

Robert A. Buhrman, the John Edson Sweet Professor of Engineering and director of Cornell's Center for Nanoscale Systems, and three other Cornell faculty members have been elected fellows of the... read more