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Nobel Laureate Chu emphasizes energy efficiency, innovation in Bethe lecture

Steven Chu, who received the 1997 Nobel Prize for 'development of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light,' delivered the 2008 Hans A. Bethe lecture at Cornell April 16.

Lab of O helps protect endangered right whales with warning buoys in shipping lanes

Endangered North Atlantic right whales are safer along Massachusetts Bay's busy shipping lanes this spring, thanks to a new system of buoys that recognize whales' distinctive calls. (April 22, 2008)

How a Cornell team's study of horses is providing insights into a predicted human flu pandemic

A Cornell expert believes that the next influenza pandemic is a lot more likely to be an H7 serotype rather than an H5, which has been circulating in the human population for almost 10 years. (April 22, 2008)

How campus researchers helped to rescue a rain forest

Researchers from the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Sciences at Cornell are doing what many thought was impossible: reviving a rain forest that was demolished 50 years ago. (April 17, 2008)

Partnership agreement will bring $2.3 million annually to Arecibo Observatory for outreach, education

Puerto Rican Governor Anibal S. Acevedo Vila and Arecibo Observatory officials signed an agreement to expand outreach and education to schoolchildren through the Angel Ramos Visitor Center. (April 16, 2008)

A chance discovery in Mexico leads Cornell scientist to rewrite fossil history of shell-breaking crab

Cornell paleontologist Greg Dietl's chance discovery of a 69 million-year-old crab fossil shows that shell-breaking crabs lived 20 million years earlier than scientists thought. (April 16, 2008)

From cartilage to fruit-fly wings, physicist Itai Cohen studies 'squishiness' in everyday things

Assistant professor of physics Itai Cohen studies soft condensed matter, an example of which is human cartilage. One of his goals is to better understand the physics of how cartilage moves. (April 15, 2008)

Joint sustainable development workshop with Beijing's Tsinghua University is April 29-30

A group of delegates from Tsinghua University will travel to Ithaca to attend the workshop, titled 'Sustainable Development: Water Resources, Energy and the Environment.' (April 11, 2008)

People below 'digital divide' would use the Internet more if they had it, research suggests

There is a 'digital divide,' but a study shows that low-income households spend more time online than others, using it for e-mail, researching purchases, finding health information and reading news. (April 11, 2008)