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Acoustic energy harnessed to soften shear-thickening fluids

Cornell researchers are using ultrasonic waves to manipulate the viscosity of shear-thickening materials, turning solids to slush – and back again.

Unpacking ‘packing’ is topic of Hans Bethe Lecture

Paul Chaikin, professor of physics at New York University, will give this fall’s Hans Bethe Lecture, “How Many M&M’s in That Jar? Particle Packings, Frustration and Why Things Crystallize,” Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Schwartz Auditorium.

Planetary scientist Steve Squyres to retire from Cornell

Steve Squyres ’78, Ph.D. ’81, who has taught astronomy, conducted research and chaperoned two Mars rovers to Earth’s rust-colored neighbor, will retire from Cornell Sept. 22.

Optical lace gives robots heightened sensory ability

A new stretchable optical lace creates a linked sensory network that would enable robots to sense how they interact with their environment and adjust their actions accordingly.

CHESS receives Air Force funding for materials subfacility

The Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source will create a new materials research subfacility, thanks to $7.1 million in funding from the Air Force Research Lab, to facilitate X-ray analysis of new and existing materials.

After years of wandering, longest-serving professor finds a home at Cornell

Sixty years after joining Cornell’s faculty, Anil Nerode, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences, is believed to be the longest-serving professor in Cornell history.

Six A.D. White Professors-at-Large elected

A Nobel Prize-winning physicist, best-selling authors and a leader in global sustainable agriculture are among six newly elected Andrew Dickson White Professors-at-Large at Cornell.

Explosive nitrogen created craters that pock Saturn moon Titan

Lakes of liquid methane that pock the landscape on Saturn’s moon Titan were likely formed by explosive, pressurized nitrogen just under the moon’s crusty surface.

Vice provost is building culture of entrepreneurship and innovation

Emmanuel Giannelis, Cornell’s vice provost for research and vice president for technology transfer, intellectual property and research policy, discusses how the university is integrating research across its campuses and building an entrepreneurial ecosystem.