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Cornell researchers build telescopes to measure universe’s earliest light

A group of Cornell physicists led by Michael Niemack has joined a group that will use two new telescopes to measure the Cosmic Microwave Background, the universe's earliest measurable light. 

Understanding nanocatalysts' 'communication' could inform better design

Research by a group led by chemistry professor Peng Chen reveals 'talk' between nanoscale catalysts, and offers a new conceptual framework that could lead to better design of synthetic nanocatalysts.

First proof of hydrogen-bonded water wires could lead to better desalination

Using a method developed in his lab, Poul Petersen and an international group of collaborators claim the first observation of water wires in a membrane. This could eventually lead to better desalination methods.

Cornell to help jump-start seven NY businesses

Seven New York state businesses have been awarded funding to participate in the Cornell Center for Materials Research JumpStart Program, through which they will collaborate with Cornell faculty members to develop and improve their products.

Sugar-coated vesicles prove effective in laboratory tests on deadly pathogens

The labs of Matt DeLisa and Dave Putnam has teamed with a group from Harvard to work on a vaccine delivery system based on DeLisa's versatile outer membrane vesicles.

Teukolsky to explore the Dark Universe in Spring Hans Bethe Lecture

Cornell astrophysicist Saul Teukolsky will explain gravitational waves and other phenomena March 28 as part of the Hans Bethe Lecture at Cornell.

New technique simplifies creation of nanoparticle 'magic-sized clusters'

A collaboration of two Cornell research groups has proposed a novel method for producing groups of same-sized nanoparticles, known as 'magic-sized clusters,' which have applications in optical memory storage and lighting.

Quick pulse of laser light can cause dramatic shift in material's properties

Assistant professor Nicole Benedek and postdoc Guru Khalsa are working to perfect a method for changing the properties of a material by zapping it with a beam of laser light.

Dire levels of CO2 will decimate oceans in 200 years

Sustained climate warming will drive the ocean’s fishery yields into steep decline 200 years from now and that trend could last at least a millennium, said scientists from Cornell and the University of California, Irvine.