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NSF awards Cornell $18 million to develop a new source of X-rays

The National Science Foundation has awarded Cornell University $18 million to begin development of a new, advanced synchrotron radiation x-ray source, called an Energy Recovery Linac (ERL).

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Plasma studies unwinds a powerful COBRA for high-density simulations

The future of fusion power may lie not in a 20 million-ampere bang, but a 1-million-ampere pop. Plasma studies unwinds a powerful COBRA for high-density simulations.

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Cornell's Steve Squyres weighs in on Mars mission findings, future

Steve Squyres, Cornell professor of astronomy and the principal scientific investigator for the Mars rover mission, took a break from his hectic schedule this July to talk to Cornell News Service Senior Science Editor David Brand about the progress of the history-making mission.

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Honoring Veverka, a man who chases snowballs and discovers 'continents'

Astronomer Joe Veverka, chair of Cornell's Department of Astronomy, will celebrate his 60th birthday with a unique gift from his colleagues: a symposium, "Exploration of the Universe," to be held Oct. 4-6 on campus.

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Ethanol fuel from corn faulted as 'unsustainable subsidized food burning' in analysis by Cornell scientist

Neither increases in government subsidies to corn-based ethanol fuel nor hikes in the price of petroleum can overcome what one Cornell University agricultural scientist calls a fundamental input-yield problem: It takes more energy to make ethanol from grain than the combustion of ethanol produces. (August 7, 2001)

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Cornell researchers replace test tube with tiny silicon devices to rapidly measure, count and sort biological molecules

Researchers are using nanotechnology to build microscopic silicon devices with features comparable in size to DNA, proteins and other biological molecules -- to count molecules, analyze them, separate them, perhaps even work with them one at a time. The work is called 'nanofluidics.'

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Satellite-hunters find four new moons of the planet Saturn

An international team of eight "satellite hunters," astronomers who pluck tiny specks of light out of the distant solar system, has discovered four new outer moons of Saturn orbiting at least 15 million kilometers from the surface of the giant planet.

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Eros is relic of solar system's birth says Cornell researcher, as NASA spacecraft obtains first snapshot of an asteroid's chemical makeup

Shortly before the Memorial Day weekend, NASA's mission to orbit and study a distant asteroid presented researchers with a glimpse of the birth of the solar system.

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Insect flight obeys aerodynamic rules, Cornell physicist proves

The computer-modeling accomplishment - which is expected to aid the future design of tiny insect-like flying machines and should dispel the longstanding myth that "bumblebees cannot fly.