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Winter could pose solar farm ‘ramping’ snag for power grid

While solar farms help summer electricity demand, Cornell engineers caution that upstate winters could prompt “ramping” – bursts of sudden increases or decreases in electricity demand.

Cornell to host national Science Olympiad

About 2,000 middle and high school students will show their science and engineering acumen at the 35th annual Science Olympiad National Tournament, May 31-June 1 at Cornell.

Graduate student Nicole Chu creates framework for personal air quality sensors

Since last August, graduate student Nicole Chu has been fabricating the foundation of a wearable air quality monitoring device, by using tools at the Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility.

Engineered bacteria could be missing link in energy storage

Engineered microbes could be part of a solution for storing energy from sustainable sources, according to new research. 

From Earth’s deep mantle, scientists discover a new way volcanoes form

Far below Bermuda’s pink sand beaches and turquoise tides, Cornell geoscientists have found the first direct evidence that material from deep within Earth’s transition zone can percolate to form volcanoes.

Gravitational waves leave a detectable mark, physicists say

New research by physics and astronomy professor Eanna Flanagan, published last month in Physical Review D, identifies new ways to detect the passage of gravitational waves via their effect on matter.

Cornell selects eight Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows

The Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, which attracts some of the world’s best young talent to Cornell, has chosen eight new fellows.

Student research has CURB appeal

The student-run symposium recognizes research achievement and provides a venue for undergraduates to communicate their work in a scholarly environment.

Lunine to Congress: Americans will 'walk the red soil of Mars'

Cornell astronomer Jonathan Lunine suggested to Congress on May 8 reasonable, practical steps – including baby steps back to the moon – to help Americans one day put boots on the oxidized dust of Mars.