Atkinson Center names 2017-18 SSHA faculty fellows

Cornell's Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future has named eight social sciences, humanities and arts fellows for the 2017-18 academic year.

Cornell engineers transform food waste into green energy

In a classic tale of turning trash into treasure, two processes soon may be the favored dynamic duo to turn food waste into green energy, says a new Cornell-led study in Bioresource Technology.

Bill Nye '77 assures Cornellians that they can save the world

Bill Nye '77, known to a generation as "The Science Guy," celebrated his 40th class reunion by giving a talk in Bailey Hall titled, "Everything All At Once: How Cornellians Will Save The World."

New process may lead to vaccine for schistosomiasis

Cornell and Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research scientists have developed a way to produce a protein antigen that may be used as a vaccine for the tropical disease schistosomiasis.

Atkinson's Academic Venture Fund awards $1.8M to 15 projects

The Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future's Academic Venture Fund awarded $1.8 million in 2017, with 15 grants to seed novel approaches to some of the world's greatest sustainability challenges.

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Group's measuring tool probes solar-cell materials

A group led by chemistry professor John Marohn has developed a technique for measuring photocapacitance in an organic polymer solar cell, which could lead to producing better solar-cell compounds.

Cornell tests 'smart,' resilient underground infrastructure

The future looks "smart" for underground infrastructure after a first-of-its-kind experiment testing advanced sensors was conducted June 6 at the Cornell Geotechnical Lifelines Large-Scale Testing Facility.

Climate Change Garden offers a lens into the future

The university's Climate Change Demonstration Garden, located at the Cornell Botanic Gardens, illustrates how future temperature conditions may affect plants.

New consortium aims to reduce greenhouse energy use

The Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering consortium, announced June 5 and led by researchers at Cornell and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will transform the way greenhouses operate to reduce electricity use for lighting by up to 70 percent.