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$10.75M grant aids next-gen fuel cell development

Chemistry professor Héctor Abruña will lead a Department of Energy-sponsored Energy Frontier Research Center at Cornell, aimed at developing next-generation, alkaline-based fuel cells.

NSF funds fruit and vegetable preservation tech startup

Startup Farther Farms received a $225,000 NSF grant to research extending the shelf life of fruits and vegetables without chemicals, preservatives, refrigeration or freezing.

NYS cherry growers could harvest sweet profits with tall greenhouses

Growers looking to mitigate weather risks, like excessive summer rain that ruins fruit, could profit by using high tunnels, according to new research from the Dyson School.

Cornell professors contribute to winning offshore wind energy alliance

Three Cornell professors contributed to the successful proposal to lead a new $18.5 million endeavor to enhance the United States’ wind-energy economy and nix greenhouse gas emissions.

Immunology symposium unites Ithaca, New York City scientists

Cornell experts from Ithaca and New York City gathered June 26-27 at the College of Veterinary Medicine for the Immunology in Health and Disease Symposium.

Dairy barn implements poop-to-power system

Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Dairy Barn has installed a system that separates manure from sand bedding that is healthier for cows and creates muck perfect for making electricity.

Partnership to assess pollinator-friendly solar farms

Entomologist Scott McArt is partnering with a leading national solar developer on a groundbreaking study to determine the local benefits of wildflower plantings on solar sites in central New York and the Hudson Valley.

Moth provides hope against invasive swallow-wort

Pale and black swallow-wort are rapidly invading fields and forests across the Northeast, including New York, but a moth from the Ukraine holds promise to keep the weed in check.

NY high schoolers dig into food security issues

New York state high school students came to campus June 29 for the New York Youth Institute, an ambitious program that aims to build a core of young leaders to battle hunger around the world.