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FastTrack paves path for physical science, engineering startups

FastTrack Startup License, a program run by the Center for Technology Licensing at Cornell, is expected to smooth the path to commercialization for entrepreneurs in engineering and physical sciences.

Caltech earthquake expert to lecture Oct. 11 and 12

Seismologist Lucile M. Jones will address global trends in risk reduction for natural disasters Oct. 11.

CCA Biennial launches with art projects across campus

The 2018 Cornell Council for the Arts Biennial, with 18 project installations and performances on the theme “Duration: Passage, Persistence, Survival," launched Sept. 28-29 with a tour of outdoor projects on campus, artist panels with Cornell contributors and lectures by featured artists Carrie Mae Weems and Xu Bing.

Arthur Ashkin, Ph.D. ’52, shares Nobel Prize in physics

Arthur Ashkin, Ph.D. '52, whose invention of optical tweezers revolutionized the way scientists can study and manipulate biological systems, has won a share of this year's Nobel Prize in physics.

Researchers energize effort for energy-smart solutions

A new project received a $100,000 planning grant from the NSF to create a proposal for an Engineering Research Center for sustainable energy-smart solutions.

To change a catalyst’s electrochemical properties, just ‘shuffle’

The atomic makeup of a catalyst makes a big difference in its properties, according to new research from the lab of Jin Suntivich in materials science and engineering.

Arctic ice cap destabilizes at ‘unprecedented’ speed

Satellite images revealing an Arctic ice cap destabilizing at “unexpected and unprecedented” speed have scientists questioning the stability of some polar ice caps.

New group to study AI’s impact on decision-making

The new Artificial Intelligence, Policy, and Practice Initiative will bring together a community of scholars with expertise in computing, the law, social science, communications and philosophy to create opportunities to collaborate on research.

Listen to an ultrasonic forest soundscape

Laurel Symes, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Edward W. Rose Postdoctoral Fellow, studies the sounds of forest creatures.

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