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Life 'not as we know it' possible on Saturn's moon Titan

February 27, 2015

Life 'not as we know it' possible on Saturn's moon Titan

Cornell chemical engineers and astronomers have theorized a new kind of methane-based cell membrane that could thrive in the harsh, cold conditions of Titan, Saturn's largest moon. read more

Precision gas sensor could fit on a chip

February 26, 2015

Precision gas sensor could fit on a chip

Cornell engineers have miniaturized a light source in the elusive mid-infrared spectrum, effectively squeezing the capabilities of a large, tabletop laser onto a 1-millimeter silicon chip. read more

Is Your TV Spying on You?

February 23, 2015

Is Your TV Spying on You?

Stephen Wicker interviewed about Smart TVs with voice recognition on WENY. "The problem is it's a surveillance technology. The service provider gets all the data and kind of of information is leaked... read more

Cornell sinks teeth into four new MOOCs

February 19, 2015

Cornell sinks teeth into four new MOOCs

Cornell will offer four new massive open online courses - or MOOCs - in 2016. Learn abouts sharks, GMOs, engineering simulations and how mergers and acquisitions get done. read more

Cornell Rewind: Phenomenal first women of engineering

February 18, 2015

Cornell Rewind: Phenomenal first women of engineering

Cornell’s pioneering, engineering women – Kate Gleason, Nora Stanton Blatch and Olive Wetzel Dennis – advanced the science of their discipline beyond all expectation of their male peers. read more

Physicist Ernest Sternglass dies at 91

February 17, 2015

Physicist Ernest Sternglass dies at 91

Ernest Sternglass ’44, M.S. ’51, Ph.D. ’53, whose correspondence with Albert Einstein led to an electron amplification discovery that allowed millions to watch Apollo 11 astronauts walking on the... read more

Undergraduate uses Arduino to streamline high-speed photography

February 11, 2015

Undergraduate uses Arduino to streamline high-speed photography

Cornell ECE student Ope Oladipo ’17 recently created an Arduino-based project that triggers a flash when it hears a sound above a certain threshold. read more

Former engineering dean Edmund Cranch dies at 91

February 10, 2015

Former engineering dean Edmund Cranch dies at 91

Alumnus and former College of Engineering dean Edmund T. Cranch, who left Cornell to become president of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, died Feb. 4 at age 91. read more

Zhiru Zhang receives NSF CAREER Award to improve the future of computing

February 9, 2015

Zhiru Zhang receives NSF CAREER Award to improve the future of computing

Zhang's work will improve computer performance under tight power and energy efficiency constraints. read more

NSF grant to fund ‘revolutionary’ electron microscope

February 9, 2015

NSF grant to fund ‘revolutionary’ electron microscope

The NSF has awarded Cornell $2.7 million to acquire a cryogenic, aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscope. The microscope could revolutionize research in biology, physics and... read more

Improving electric vehicle sales may require solving unique chicken and egg problem

February 4, 2015

Improving electric vehicle sales may require solving unique chicken and egg problem

Cornell's Lang Tong and Shanjun Li find that allowing the competitive forces of supply and demand to determine market outcomes without government involvement may not be the best approach for electric... read more

$50M Verizon gift names Cornell Tech executive ed center

February 2, 2015

$50M Verizon gift names Cornell Tech executive ed center

A $50 million gift from Verizon will support the development of the Verizon Executive Education Center on the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island, Cornell Tech officials announced Feb. 2. read more

Bassuk, Caudill, Manohar named Weiss fellows

January 30, 2015

Bassuk, Caudill, Manohar named Weiss fellows

Faculty members Nina Bassuk, Marie Caudill and Rajit Manohar have been named Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellows for their inspiring teaching of undergraduates, President David Skorton announced. read more

Manohar named Weiss fellow

January 30, 2015

Manohar named Weiss fellow

Rajit Manohar named Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellows for inspiring teaching of undergraduates, President David Skorton announced. read more

Skorton speeds campus carbon neutrality goal to 2035

January 29, 2015

Skorton speeds campus carbon neutrality goal to 2035

Cornell President David Skorton today released the report of the Climate Action Plan Acceleration Working Group, which recommends actions the campus should take to become carbon neutral by 2035. read more

Generators that relieve power grid worsen ozone pollution

January 27, 2015

Generators that relieve power grid worsen ozone pollution

Cornell engineers have found that firing up diesel backup generators in non-emergency situations triggers rising atmospheric ozone concentrations due to additional nitrogen oxide emissions. read more

Cornell Rewind: A great school faces the Great War

January 22, 2015

Cornell Rewind: A great school faces the Great War

The United States entered World War I on April 6, 1917. Scarcely a week later, 575 Cornell male undergraduates registered for military service, the university began a flight ground school soon after... read more

Hot fashion: DOE awards $3M grant for ‘air-conditioned’ clothing

January 15, 2015

Hot fashion: DOE awards $3M grant for ‘air-conditioned’ clothing

Warming up to a brisk idea to save building energy, the U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Cornell researchers (including ECE's Edwin Kan) a $3 million grant to create new clothes that integrate... read more

Research repository arXiv hits 1 million submissions

January 15, 2015

Research repository arXiv hits 1 million submissions

1 million and counting: Scientific-paper repository arXiv has reached milestone with a million submissions. Cornell University Library has provided stewardship for arXiv, since its founder, Paul... read more

Gehrke, Joachims honored for work in computer science

January 12, 2015

Gehrke, Joachims honored for work in computer science

Two Cornell computer scientists have been elected fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society. Thorsten Joachims recognized... read more