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Telescope upgrade, move will aid in search for exoplanets

Dmitry Savransky, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is a co-investigator on a $2.6 million National Science Foundation grant aimed at the discovery of relatively young, large exoplanets.

Dancing debris, moveable landscape shape Comet 67P

A comet once thought to be a quiet dirty snowball cruising through the solar system becomes quite active when seen up close.

Mutant proteins linked to DNA damage, muscular dystrophy

New Cornell-led research has found a strong connection between DNA damage triggered by mutations in proteins that surround the cell nucleus, known as lamins, and muscular dystrophy.

New material answers call for high-frequency electronics

A Cornell-led collaboration has created a new material that will bring clarity and extra bandwidth to the next generation of cellphones and other high-frequency electronics.

In global south, building sewers may spur health, economy

Cities in the “global south” – densely populated urban areas that are part of low-income countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America – should phase out pit latrines, septic tanks and other on-site methods of human waste management, according to a Cornell researcher.

Cornell geologists detect rapid ‘ice stream’ at Arctic glacier

Cornell geologists, examining the desolate Vavilov ice cap on the northern fringe of Siberia in the Arctic Circle, have for the first time observed the rapid ice loss from an improbable new river of ice.

Astronaut conducts Cornell experiment on space station

Orbiting 250 miles above the Earth on the International Space Station, astronaut and station commander Luca Parmitano on Dec. 10-11 conducted a Cornell-designed experiment that will help validate numerical models used for a number of industrial and geophysical applications.

Collaboration yields insights into mosquito reproduction

Four Cornell researchers took a deeper look at mosquito reproduction with the goal of helping humans combat outbreaks of diseases such as dengue and Zika, which are worsening as the climate warms.

Smart intersections could reduce autonomous car congestion

Cornell researchers developed a first-of-its-kind model to control traffic and intersections in order to increase autonomous car capacity on urban streets, reduce congestion and minimize accidents.