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Anonymous donor pledges $350M for NYC Tech Campus

Anonymous donor pledges $350M for NYC Tech Campus

December 16, 2011

Cornell has announced a historic gift in support of its proposal to establish an applied science and technology campus in New York City. It is the largest gift in the university's history. read more

New biosensor is based on a nanowire crystal array

New biosensor is based on a nanowire crystal array

December 8, 2011

A quick, inexpensive and highly sensitive test that identifies disease markers or other molecules in low-concentration solutions could be the result of a Cornell-developed nanomechanical biosensor. read more

Cornell awards 10 life science fellowships

December 2, 2011

The awards are intended to reflect the broad range of life science fields at Cornell and aim to promote collaborative and integrative research that crosses disciplines. read more

Cornell scientists review future of graphene

Cornell scientists review future of graphene

November 8, 2011

The single-layer carbon sheets' stellar qualities are only just being understood in all their capacities, the researchers say in a review article about the material's past and potential. read more

Switching light on and off - with photons

Switching light on and off - with photons

November 8, 2011

Cornell researchers have demonstrated that the passage of a light beam through an optical fiber can be controlled by just a few photons of another light beam. read more

Researchers suspend, image single DNA molecules

Researchers suspend, image single DNA molecules

October 27, 2011

Scientists in the Craighead lab have figured out how to stretch out tangled strands of DNA from chromosomes, line them up and tag them to reflect different levels of chemical modification. read more

Multiphoton endoscope could minimize biopsies

Multiphoton endoscope could minimize biopsies

October 17, 2011

Researchers in Ithaca and Weill Cornell Medical College are pushing the limits of multiphoton microscopy by shrinking the microscopes so they can be inserted safely into a patient's body. read more

U.S. News ranks four Cornell programs in the top 10

U.S. News ranks four Cornell programs in the top 10

September 10, 2011

In its 2012 rankings, U.S. News and World Report ranks Cornell second in engineering science/engineering physics programs and fourth among biological/agricultural engineering programs. read more

NSF renews materials center funding

NSF renews materials center funding

September 9, 2011

The National Science Foundation has announced renewed funding for the Cornell Center for Materials Research. read more

NYC tech campus organized in research 'hubs'

NYC tech campus organized in research 'hubs'

August 31, 2011

Cornell leaders are developing tech campus programs under interdisciplinary domains, or hubs, rather than using the traditional university organization of colleges, schools and departments. read more

Physical Sciences Building earns LEED Gold rating

Physical Sciences Building earns LEED Gold rating

August 29, 2011

The building earned 47 out of the possible 69 LEED points to be rated gold -- the second-highest rating, after platinum. read more

Rover Opportunity reaches Endeavour crater

Rover Opportunity reaches Endeavour crater

August 17, 2011

On Aug. 9, the golf cart-sized rover relayed its arrival at a location named Spirit Point on the crater's rim. read more

Workshops to highlight potential of X-ray science

Workshops to highlight potential of X-ray science

June 2, 2011

The Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source will host six workshops throughout June to explore new science at the hard X-ray diffraction limit. read more

Atomic-level understanding of crystal ceramics could lead to low-power memory devices

Atomic-level understanding of crystal ceramics could lead to low-power memory devices

May 17, 2011

Researchers predict how a particular crystalline ceramic is simultaneously ferroelectric and ferromagnetic read more

Kavli Institute to host workshop on nanoscience May 17

Kavli Institute to host workshop on nanoscience May 17

May 11, 2011

KIC will host a workshop featuring talks by leading Cornell scientists read more

Senior Vice Provost Buhrman takes on additional role in technology transfer

Senior Vice Provost Buhrman takes on additional role in technology transfer

May 2, 2011

Robert Buhrman has been named vice president for technology transfer read more

CebaTech Appoints AEP Alumnus as Chairman of the Board

CebaTech Appoints AEP Alumnus as Chairman of the Board

April 5, 2011

Adam T. Drobot, Cornell B.S. Engineering Physics, appointed as Chairman of the Board at CebaTech Inc. read more

Paul McEuen's debut thriller novel 'Spiral'

Paul McEuen's debut thriller novel 'Spiral'

March 22, 2011

Cornell University physics professor Paul McEuen's techno-thriller "Spiral" will be available March 22 read more

Cornell expresses interest in creating NYC tech campus

Cornell expresses interest in creating NYC tech campus

March 18, 2011

Cornell submitted a proposal to create a new applied sciences and engineering research center ... read more

Twisting and turning towards new multiferroics

Twisting and turning towards new multiferroics

March 9, 2011

Controlling the rotation and tilt of oxygen octahedra in perovskite structures provides a new route towards room-temperature multiferroics. read more

Physicists measure spin torque in memory devices

Physicists measure spin torque in memory devices

March 9, 2011

Using a very fast oscilloscope, researchers have figured out how to quantify the strength of current-induced torque used to write information in memory devices called magnetic tunnel junctions. read more

20 engineering undergrads get research awards

20 engineering undergrads get research awards

March 7, 2011

The students received support through a $134,000 grant by the Intel Foundation, directed by the Semiconductor Research Corp. Education Alliance's Undergraduate Research Opportunities program. read more

AEP Alumnus elected to National Academy of Engineering

AEP Alumnus elected to National Academy of Engineering

February 9, 2011

NAE elects 68 new members, including Cornell alumnus Dan Edelstein. read more

Materials Physics Graduate Student Awarded in 2011 Ferro Workshop

Materials Physics Graduate Student Awarded in 2011 Ferro Workshop

February 8, 2011

Materials Physics Graduate Student Awarded in 2011 Ferro Workshop read more

Manhattan Lab Rats Help in Hunt for NFL Safeguards

Manhattan Lab Rats Help in Hunt for NFL Safeguards

February 4, 2011

WNYC: A team of Cornell medical researchers has received a $100,000 grant from NFL Charities to help develop a new generation of artificial spinal discs. read more

Boris Batterman dies at age 80

Boris Batterman dies at age 80

January 10, 2011

Boris Batterman, Cornell's Walter S. Carpenter Jr. Professor of Applied and Engineering Physics Emeritus, died Dec. 14 at his home in San Francisco. He was 80 years old. read more

Graphene sheets are atomic patchwork quilts

Graphene sheets are atomic patchwork quilts

January 5, 2011

New research shows colorful patchwork quilts that are actually pictures of graphene - one atom-thick sheets of carbon stitched together at tilted interfaces. read more


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