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Nanotech facility receives five-year renewal grant from NSF

The nanotechnology facility is set to receive $2.68 million per year from the NSF for the next five years. (Jan. 20, 2009)

Cornell-led team detects dust around a primitive star, shedding new light on universe's origins

The observation gives scientists a glimpse into the early universe and enlivens a debate about the origins of all cosmic dust. (Jan. 15, 2009)

Visual computing expert Tsuhan Chen leads School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Chen, who comes from the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University, started in January as director of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. (Jan. 12, 2009)

Carbon nanotube 'ink' may lead to thinner, lighter transistors and solar cells

Cornell and DuPont researchers have invented a method of preparing carbon nanotubes for suspension in a semiconducting 'ink,' which can then be printed into thin, flexible electronics. (Jan. 8, 2009)

Using light to move and trap DNA molecules

Cornell researchers have used a beam of light to trap and move particles as small as 75 nanometers in diameter, including DNA molecules, a new approach to the 'lab on a chip.' (Dec. 31, 2008)

While supporting others' research, CNF's Derek Stewart pursues his own in nanoscale heat transfer

Quick dissipation of heat at the most fundamental scales is just one way that the work of CNF research associate Derek Stewart may someday change the face of computing and electronics. (Dec. 23, 2008)

Groundbreaking, inexpensive, pocket-sized ultrasound device can help treat cancer, relieve arthritis

Biomedical engineering Ph.D. student George K. Lewis is making therapeutic ultrasound devices that are smaller, more powerful and many times less expensive than today's models. (Dec. 18, 2008)

Researchers show how to measure conductance of carbon nanotubes, one by one

Researchers have invented an efficient, inexpensive method to electrically characterize individual carbon nanotubes, even when they are of slightly different shapes and sizes and are networked together. (Dec. 15, 2008)

Students launch paper airlines to celebrate end of semester

Paper airplanes went sailing -- and crashing -- through the Bartels field house Dec. 3 during an end-of-semester competition between teams of mechanical and aerospace engineering students. (Dec. 12, 2008)