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To change a catalyst’s electrochemical properties, just ‘shuffle’

The atomic makeup of a catalyst makes a big difference in its properties, according to new research from the lab of Jin Suntivich in materials science and engineering.

Arctic ice cap destabilizes at ‘unprecedented’ speed

Satellite images revealing an Arctic ice cap destabilizing at “unexpected and unprecedented” speed have scientists questioning the stability of some polar ice caps.

New group to study AI’s impact on decision-making

The new Artificial Intelligence, Policy, and Practice Initiative will bring together a community of scholars with expertise in computing, the law, social science, communications and philosophy to create opportunities to collaborate on research.

Listen to an ultrasonic forest soundscape

Laurel Symes, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Edward W. Rose Postdoctoral Fellow, studies the sounds of forest creatures.

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Cornell hosts climate change events at Climate Week NYC

Faculty and industry partners will gather Sept. 28 at the Cornell Club-New York for a discussion about new clean energy technologies.

Exposing secrets of ‘superbugs,’ bioprocesses continues with NSF grant

A five-year, $22.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation will continue to develop advanced imaging techniques for biological processes.

Lawrence Kidder elected fellow of American Physical Society

Lawrence Kidder, a senior research associate in astronomy who helped validate the detection of gravitational waves, has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society.

Postdocs honored with achievement awards

Six postdocs at Cornell were honored with an inaugural Postdoc Achievement Award Sept. 17 for their contributions to community and inclusion.

Astronomers use Earth’s history as guide to spot vegetation on new worlds

By looking at Earth’s full natural history and evolution, astronomers may have found a template for vegetation fingerprints – borrowing from epochs of changing flora – to determine the age of habitable exoplanets.