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World's first synthetic tree is no giant redwood, but may lead to technologies for heat transfer, soil remediation

The 'tree' simulates the process of transpiration, the cohesive capillary action that allows real trees to wick moisture upward to their highest branches. (Sept. 10, 2008)

NASA fellowships honor late CU astronomer Carl Sagan

The Carl Sagan Postdoctoral Fellowships in Exoplanet Exploration were created to inspire the next generation of explorers seeking to learn more about planets, and possibly life, around other stars. (Sept. 5, 2008)

Particle accelerator will benefit society, physicist Yuval Grossman says

The Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland could provide new clues about the nature of mass and the origin of the universe, say Cornell physicists involved in the massive international endeavor. (Sept. 4, 2008)

Summer Math Institute gets three-year grant from NSF

The Summer Math institute, launched in 2006 for college students considering graduate school, received a grant from the National Science Foundation for $753,000 over the next three years. (Sept. 4, 2008)

Working to keep water clean and plentiful in Greece, CU faculty reach out to international partners

Gail Holst-Warhaft and Tammo Steenhuis traveled to Greece this summer to continue spreading public awareness on severe water shortages in the Mediterranean. (Sept. 4, 2008)

Cornell gets $10 million federal grant to establish new institute applying computing to sustainability

The Institute for Computational Sustainability at Cornell, launched with a $10 million NSF grant, will apply computer science to problems in managing and allocating natural resources. (Sept. 3, 2008)

CU to show off its 100-mpg car-in-progress at state fair

A car that gets 100 miles a gallon may sound far-fetched, but the technology is available now, says Cornell's Progressive Automotive X Prize Team. (Aug. 19, 2008)

French writer, German scholar and British poet named <br /> A.D. White Professors-at-Large

Cornell has appointed three A.D. White Professors-at-Large in the humanities and physical science. Several other nonresident professors will visit the campus for public programs this fall. (Aug. 13, 2008)

CU students train Southern Tier teachers for virtual world summer camp

A Cornell student and a recent alumna trained Southern Tier teachers and mentors from Corning Community College to help kids build virtual worlds at the Southern Tier SciFair Summer Camp. (Aug. 13, 2008)