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Smart irrigation model predicts rainfall to conserve water

A predictive model combining information about plant physiology, real-time soil conditions and weather forecasts can save 40% of the water consumed by traditional irrigation strategies, according to new Cornell research.

4-H’ers prepare ‘rusty’ experiment for space station

Five students from Watertown’s Wiley Intermediate School 4-H after-school program will watch their experiment soar from Cape Canaveral on July 21 to the International Space Station. 

Cornell launches Engineering Management Distance Learning Program

Cornell is launching the Engineering Management Distance Learning Program, which will allow working professionals to earn Master of Engineering degrees while remaining on the job.

Exoplanet evolution: Astronomers expand cosmic ‘cheat sheet’

Cornell astronomers have reached into nature’s color palette from early Earth to create a cosmic “cheat sheet” for looking at distant worlds.

Cornell celebrates Apollo 11’s golden anniversary July 16-20

Cornell will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with a panel on exoplanetary discovery, a lecture by author Andrew Chaikin, music by the Aeolus Quartet and a display in Kroch Library.

New imaging method aids in water decontamination

A breakthrough imaging technique developed by Cornell researchers shows promise in decontaminating water by yielding surprising and important information about catalyst particles that can’t be obtained any other way.

Four Cornell faculty win White House early career awards

The White House has recognized Cornell faculty members – Thomas Hartman, Jenny Kao-Kniffin, Kin Fai Mak and Rebecca Slayton – with Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.

Cornell chosen to host planetary astronomy postdoc fellowship

Cornell has been chosen to host the 51 Pegasi b Postdoctoral Fellowship in Planetary Astronomy, which provides up to eight postdoctoral scientists per year up to $375,000 of support over three years.

Chemistry professor Lin receives Naval young investigator award

Song Lin, assistant professor of chemistry and chemical biology, has been selected to receive an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, which supports early-career research.