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Newly developed techniques shed light on key protein’s regulatory ability

A research group led by physics professor Michelle Wang has determined the mechanism by which a key bacterial transcription factor operates in resolving conflicts with other processes. 

The future of high-speed tube travel discussed in NYC

Journalists got a rare glimpse into the future of high-speed travel in vacuum tubes during an Inside Cornell talk Dec. 1 in Manhattan.

Cosmos, Party Animal ice creams warm wise taste buds

Astronomy meets gastronomy at the food science introductory course, where student teams created ice cream for a final project. The winner: Cosmos, a sweet nod to Cornell astronomer Carl Sagan.

Group maps atomic shifts in charge-ordered manganite

A group led by physics professor Lena Kourkoutis has mapped the picometer-scale lattice displacements of individual manganite atoms, which give rise to metal-insulator transitions and other phenomena. 

Max Zhang: Local engagement yields ‘real social impact’

Engineer Max Zhang makes a concerted effort to improve the world through collaboration. “Ideas will only stay in my lab, will only stay on paper, if we don’t engage or work with the community.”

New Mechatronics final project has students, robots going cube crazy

A new wrinkle for the final project in Hadas Kress-Gazit's Mechatronics class had students building autonomous robots that competed in a game called Cube Craze.

Astronomer shares $3M physics Breakthrough Prize

Rachel Bean, professor of astronomy, is among a team of 27 scientists who won a share of the $3 million 2018 Breakthrough Prize in fundamental physics Dec. 3.

Cisterns could boost sustainable tourism on Greek island of Santorini

Cornell researchers are helping address water use on the Greek island of Santorini by reviving subterranean cisterns.

Cornell team devises rapid test for vitamin A, iron deficits

Cornell engineers and nutritionists have created a swift solution for a challenging global health problem: a low-cost, rapid test to detect iron and vitamin A deficiencies at the point of care.