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Using light to move and trap DNA molecules

December 31, 2008

A major goal of nanotechnology research is to create a "lab on a chip," in which a tiny biological sample would be carried through microscopic channels for processing. This could make possible... read more

Researchers show how to measure conductance of carbon nanotubes, one by one

December 15, 2008

A single batch of carbon nanotubes -- molecular carbon cylinders that may one day revolutionize electronics engineering -- often includes more than 100 types of tubes, each with different optical and... read more

Researchers develop ultrafast oscilloscope on a chip

November 5, 2008

As photonics -- using beams of light in place of electricity for communications and computing -- becomes more common, engineers need new tools for troubleshooting. Now researchers at Cornell have... read more

For the fourth year in a row, Cornell's applied and engineering physics program has been ranked No. 1 among its peers

August 22, 2008

For the fourth year in a row, Cornell's applied and engineering physics program has been ranked No. 1 among its peers, according to U.S. News and World Report's 2009 college rankings, released online... read more

Watt W. Webb 80th Birthday Symposium

June 20, 2008

Biophysicist Watt Webb enters ninth decade, and his colleagues pay tribute read more

How a Cornell team's study of horses is providing insights into a predicted human flu pandemic

April 22, 2008

Stored safely in a freezer at Cornell's James A. Baker Institute for Animal Health are samples of the virus thought to be most like the one public health experts expect someday to afflict record... read more

McEuen and Ralph put new spin on quantum computing in carbon nanotubes

March 26, 2008

Researchers hoping to use carbon nanotubes for quantum computing -- in which the spin of a single electron would represent a bit of data -- may have to change their approaches, according to new... read more

By color-coding atoms, new Cornell electron microscope promises big advance in materials analysis

February 21, 2008

A new electron microscope recently installed in Cornell's Duffield Hall is enabling scientists for the first time to form images that uniquely identify individual atoms in a crystal and see how those... read more

Nano gridiron: CU physicists create tiny trophy to be awarded on Super Bowl Sunday

January 9, 2008

While the world's biggest football game is under way, someone will be awarded the world's smallest trophy, created by Cornell nanotechnology specialists.Craighead Lab Up close the nanotrophy chip... read more

Research sheds light on the mechanics of gene transcription

January 8, 2008

The molecular machinery behind gene transcription -- the intricate transfer of information from a segment of DNA to a corresponding strand of messenger RNA -- isn't stationed in special... read more