Cornell scientists have received a $2.19 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation for developing a portable X-ray detector, which will serve as a novel set of 'eyes' for observing dynamic matter. (Feb. 19, 2008)
Ray J. Wu, Cornell professor of molecular biology and genetics, who developed the first method for sequencing DNA and some of the fundamental tools for DNA cloning, died at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca Feb. 10.
After more than five years at the helm, Robert L. Brown will step down as director of the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center at Cornell, which manages the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. (Feb. 13, 2008)
The first near-Earth triple asteroid was discovered this week by astronomers using the radar telescope at Arecibo Observatory. The objects, which are rotating around each other, are about 7 million miles from Earth. (Feb. 13, 2008)
A new Weill Cornell study finds that prostate cancer patients receiving an advanced procedure to remove the prostate using a surgical robot have excellent outcomes five years after surgery. (Feb. 13, 2008)
Why don't the French get as fat as Americans, considering all the wine, cheese and pastries they eat? Because they use internal cues -- such as no longer feeling hungry -- to stop eating. (Feb. 7, 2008)