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Hybrid energy system could slash campus greenhouse emissions

A hybrid system using geothermal energy for both heating and electricity could reduce campus greenhouse emissions around 25% more than using it just for heating, potentially bringing Cornell close to its goal of carbon neutrality, according to new research.

How many taxis can scan a city? Fewer than you’d think

Just 10 taxis equipped with mobile sensors can survey a third of Manhattan’s streets in a day, inexpensively gathering valuable data about factors such as air quality, street conditions and bridge stability to provide an accurate and timely snapshot of a city’s health, according to a new study including a Cornell researcher.

Electric vehicles would be a breath of fresh air for Houston

Cornell researchers express hope for the future of Houston’s breathable air: By replacing at least 35% of the city’s gasoline cars and diesel trucks with electric vehicles by 2040, Houstonians could breathe easier.

Cornell funds projects in NYC visioning initiative

Four new faculty projects have been selected to receive funding for collaborative, cross-disciplinary opportunities for learning and research in New York City.

Symposium honors nanofabrication pioneer Harold Craighead

Friends and colleagues gathered June 1 to honor engineering professor and nanofabrication pioneer Harold Craighead, who will become an emeritus professor on July 1.

Eighteen receive Engaged Graduate Student Grants

Eighteen Cornell doctoral students from 13 fields of study have received 2019-20 Engaged Graduate Student Grants to support community-engaged research relevant to their dissertations.

Cracker-sized satellites demonstrate new space tech

Demonstrating a new type of space technology, 105 of the world’s smallest free-flying satellites have just completed orbiting Earth, sending short signals received by a ground station at Cornell.

Cornell team, EPA to partner on emissions big data project

Max Zhang and students will work with EPA experts over the next year on a machine learning model to predict fossil fuel emissions.

Study could inform debate over arthritis treatment regulation

The debate over how one of the most popular osteoarthritis treatments should be federally regulated could change, thanks to Cornell research that provides a better understanding of the science behind hyaluronic acid injections.