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Optical lace gives robots heightened sensory ability

A new stretchable optical lace creates a linked sensory network that would enable robots to sense how they interact with their environment and adjust their actions accordingly.

CHESS receives Air Force funding for materials subfacility

The Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source will create a new materials research subfacility, thanks to $7.1 million in funding from the Air Force Research Lab, to facilitate X-ray analysis of new and existing materials.

After years of wandering, longest-serving professor finds a home at Cornell

Sixty years after joining Cornell’s faculty, Anil Nerode, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences, is believed to be the longest-serving professor in Cornell history.

Six A.D. White Professors-at-Large elected

A Nobel Prize-winning physicist, best-selling authors and a leader in global sustainable agriculture are among six newly elected Andrew Dickson White Professors-at-Large at Cornell.

Explosive nitrogen created craters that pock Saturn moon Titan

Lakes of liquid methane that pock the landscape on Saturn’s moon Titan were likely formed by explosive, pressurized nitrogen just under the moon’s crusty surface.

Vice provost is building culture of entrepreneurship and innovation

Emmanuel Giannelis, Cornell’s vice provost for research and vice president for technology transfer, intellectual property and research policy, discusses how the university is integrating research across its campuses and building an entrepreneurial ecosystem.


Interdisciplinary team gets $2M grant for bioenergy conversion

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded an interdisciplinary team of Cornell researchers $2 million to study the combination of inorganic semiconductor nanoparticles and bacterial cells for more efficient bioenergy conversion.

Rapid Lyme disease test may be available in late 2020

The drawn-out process for diagnosing Lyme disease could become a thing of the past – good news for the thousands of people each year who get the tick-borne illness.

Cell-free DNA detects pathogens and quantifies damage

A new Cornell study presents a technique to identify viruses and bacteria in the human body and quantify injuries to organs by using dead fragments of DNA, called cell-free DNA, that roam throughout the bloodstream and urine.