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Phosphorescence mapping provides high-speed images

Phosphorescence mapping provides high-speed images

December 17, 2012

Scientists trying to decipher the microenvironment of living biological tissues now have a way of taking high-resolution, high-speed, three-dimensional images of their inner workings. read more

Nano oscillators synchronized by light

Nano oscillators synchronized by light

December 14, 2012

Two tiny mechanical oscillators, suspended just nanometers apart, can talk to each other and synchronize by means of nothing but light. read more

Multimode waveguides bring light around corners

Multimode waveguides bring light around corners

December 13, 2012

A Cornell innovation in photonic chip design could offer vastly increased bandwidth for fiber-optic communication. read more

Switching with a few photons for quantum computing

Switching with a few photons for quantum computing

December 4, 2012

Cornell researchers have demonstrated a device that can measure the presence of just a few photons without disturbing them. read more

Physicists measure how electrons cool in graphene

December 3, 2012

In Nature Physics, a research team describes the first known direct measurements of hot electrons cooling down in graphene. read more

DOE funds biofuel reactor research

DOE funds biofuel reactor research

November 29, 2012

David Erickson and Largus Angenent have received a $910,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to work toward revolutionizing how biofuels are produced from algae. read more

'Ordered' catalyst boosts fuel cell output at lower cost

'Ordered' catalyst boosts fuel cell output at lower cost

October 30, 2012

Cornell researchers have created platinum-cobalt nanoparticles that make improved fuel-cell catalysts using smaller amounts of expensive platinum. read more

On your local newsstand

On your local newsstand

September 28, 2012

The image is made from a map of over a million spectra recorded with an atomic resolution electron microscope by AEP graduate student Julia Mundy. read more

Cornell a partner in $35M NSF research center

Cornell a partner in $35M NSF research center

September 19, 2012

Cornell physicists and engineers are lending their expertise in next-generation nanoscale electronics as part of a new NSF research center. read more

U.S. News ranks Cornell No. 1 in engineering physics

U.S. News ranks Cornell No. 1 in engineering physics

September 12, 2012

U.S. News and World Report ranked Cornell first in the country among undergraduate engineering science/engineering physics programs. Cornell was also ranked No. 14 worldwide by QS. read more

Interfaces are key in metal oxide superlattices

Interfaces are key in metal oxide superlattices

September 4, 2012

Researchers have gained the first insights into quantum interactions in transition metal oxide superlattices. read more

Graphene films could make atomically thin circuits

August 29, 2012

Researchers have patterned single atom-thick films of graphene and an insulator, boron nitride, without the use of a silicon substrate. read more

Two faculty receive presidential career awards

Two faculty receive presidential career awards

August 8, 2012

Craig Fennie and Ao 'Kevin' Tang are among this year's Presidential Early Career Award winners. read more

Congratulations Brian Abbett of the Fennie Group

Congratulations Brian Abbett of the Fennie Group

July 12, 2012

Brian is being selected as a Fellow of the Materials for a Sustainable Future IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship) program! read more

Cornell to celebrate 35 years of nanoscale science

Cornell to celebrate 35 years of nanoscale science

July 9, 2012

On July 19, CNF will celebrate its storied history of cutting-edge nanoscience research and discovery at its 35th anniversary and annual meeting. read more

Winfried Denk '90 wins Kavli Prize

Winfried Denk '90 wins Kavli Prize

June 22, 2012

German physicist and neurobiologist Winfried Denk, Ph.D. '90, has received the Kavli Prize in Neuroscience. read more

SEVEN SCIENTIFIC PIONEERS RECEIVE 2012 KAVLI PRIZES

SEVEN SCIENTIFIC PIONEERS RECEIVE 2012 KAVLI PRIZES

June 21, 2012

May 31, 2012 - Oslo - Seven pioneering scientists have been named this year's recipients of the Kavli Prizes - prizes that recognize scientists for their seminal advances in astrophysics, nanoscience... read more

Schumer expresses support for CHESS

Schumer expresses support for CHESS

June 19, 2012

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer visited campus June 18 with some welcome news: Cornell's world-renowned synchrotron X-ray facility will continue being funded. read more

Tighter 'stitching' makes better graphene

Tighter 'stitching' makes better graphene

May 31, 2012

The 'stitching' between individual crystals of graphene affects how well these carbon monolayers conduct electricity and retain their strength, Cornell researchers report. read more

Bob Moog '65: How he changed music forever

Bob Moog '65: How he changed music forever

May 23, 2012

The Christian Science Monitor: A Google doodle today honors the legacy of AEP Ph.D. Bob Moog, the creator of a famous line of synthesizers, and the grandfather of electronic music. read more

Nanofluidics sorts DNA for cancer research

Nanofluidics sorts DNA for cancer research

May 23, 2012

Cornell nanotechnology researchers have devised a new tool to study epigenetic changes in DNA that can cause cancer and other diseases. read more

CEAA awards announced

CEAA awards announced

May 10, 2012

The Cornell Engineering Alumni Association (CEAA) recognized outstanding students, faculty, and staff at its annual awards banquet April 19. read more

Nanocrystal infrared LEDs can be made cheaply

Nanocrystal infrared LEDs can be made cheaply

May 9, 2012

Cornell researchers have advanced the process of making infrared light-emitting diodes cheaper and easier to fabricate. read more

Researchers make nonvolatile memory device

Researchers make nonvolatile memory device

May 4, 2012

Cornell researchers have demonstrated a new strategy for making energy-efficient, reliable nonvolatile magnetic memory devices, which retain information without electric power. read more

MS&E Innovation Competition, Thursday, May 3

MS&E Innovation Competition, Thursday, May 3

April 30, 2012

The competition is an opportunity for student teams to showcase their innovation skills and aim for substantial cash prizes. read more

Focus on Advocacy  John Mergo  John Mergo

Focus on Advocacy John Mergo John Mergo

April 24, 2012

ohn Mergo is a PhD student at Cornell University, where he investigates colloidal micron spheres used to model atomic systems. Although his research in soft matter is his priority, he finds time to... read more

Cornell Engineering launches leadership program

Cornell Engineering launches leadership program

April 19, 2012

The College of Engineering is launching a new undergraduate leadership program with a recent anonymous gift of $700,000 from an alumnus. read more

Ferroelectric oxides do the twist

Ferroelectric oxides do the twist

April 11, 2012

Researchers have devised a theoretical method for turning a class of ceramic materials called perovskites into a material that's ferroelectric, which could lead to better engineered materials. read more

Scientists make nontoxic, bendable nanosheets

Scientists make nontoxic, bendable nanosheets

April 10, 2012

Scientists have developed an inexpensive, environmentally friendly way of synthesizing oxide crystal sheets, which have useful properties for electronics and alternative energy applications. read more

Professor emeritus Terrill A. Cool dies at age 75

Professor emeritus Terrill A. Cool dies at age 75

March 7, 2012

Terrill A. Cool, professor emeritus of applied and engineering physics, died March 5. read more

Ten on faculty receive NSF CAREER award

Ten on faculty receive NSF CAREER award

March 6, 2012

The National Science Foundation-funded awards support early-career development activities of teacher-scholars. read more

Researchers create 2-D glass, by accident

Researchers create 2-D glass, by accident

February 2, 2012

Science: Researchers have created the world's thinnest pane of glass—and it looks oddly familiar. The glass, made of silicon and oxygen, formed accidentally when the scientists were making graphene,... read more

Imaging live mouse spinal cord will aid trauma therapy

Imaging live mouse spinal cord will aid trauma therapy

January 24, 2012

A study describes an imaging technique that allows researchers to observe a live mouse's spinal cord continuously over time to gain understanding for treating spinal injuries. read more

Two win Air Force young investigator awards

Two win Air Force young investigator awards

January 23, 2012

Two Cornell faculty members - Gregory Fuchs and A. Kevin Tang - are among this year's 48 winners of the Air Force Young Investigator Research Program. read more

Engineers hide a moment in time

Engineers hide a moment in time

January 5, 2012

Cornell researchers have demonstrated a 'temporal cloak,' hiding a moment in time during the transport of information by a beam of light. read more

Now you see it, now you don't: time cloak created

Now you see it, now you don't: time cloak created

January 4, 2012

Fox News/AP: It's one thing to make an object invisible, like Harry Potter's mythical cloak. But scientists have made an entire event impossible to see. They have invented a time masker. read more