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NBA star players make winning coaches, study shows, as example of how experts make the best leaders

Star players in the NBA make winning coaches, finds a study out of Cornell and the University of Warwick, England. The results indicate that experts in a field make the best leaders. (June 13, 2008)

Cornell engineering students at Lockheed Martin launch record-breaking balloon

The early-career engineers at Lockheed Martin, also Cornell systems engineering master's students, broke the previous amateur altitude record by nearly 5,000 feet. (June 12, 2008)

Meeting to consider tree planting as antidote to urban ills is uprooted by 'inconvenient conclusion'

Horticulturist Tom Whitlow reported at a Cornell Cooperative Extension-NYC conference that planting trees as a strategy for reducing asthma 'is unlikely to work.' (June 11, 2008)

Estrogen may play key role in prostate cancer, WCMC researchers find

Using a new technique to extract genetic information from stored samples, researchers discovered a link between estrogen-dependent molecular pathways and a particularly aggressive form of prostate cancer. (June 11, 2008)

Garbage-truck traffic through Ithaca poses serious safety concerns, Cornell study shows

Garbage-truck traffic through Ithaca -- instead of on the surrounding interstates -- does not save truckers time or much money, and is causing safety issues for the community, a Cornell study shows. (June 9, 2008)

ISS fellowships free some of Cornell's top social scientists to pursue their research

The Institute for the Social Sciences at Cornell is hosting 11 faculty fellows as part of its new in-residence program, awarding each a $10,000 grant to pursue their research beginning in September. (June 9, 2008)

Cornell wins $184 million award from Hewlett-Packard for patent infringement

A federal court jury has found that Hewlett-Packard Corp. infringed on a Cornell patent for a computer instruction-processing technique and awarded the university $184 million in damages. (June 6, 2008)

Arecibo joins global network to create 6,000-mile telescope

As part of a global network of observatories, Arecibo helped create an 11,000 km-diameter radio telescope with unparalleled resolution. (June 6, 2008)

Clintons (minus Hillary) visit Arecibo; former president urges more federal funding for basic sciences

Former President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea got a warm welcome from Arecibo Observatory staff during a visit in the run-up to the Puerto Rico Democratic Presidential primary. (June 5, 2008)