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Cornell announces $54M from NSF for new CHESS subfacility

The Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, or CHESS, has been awarded $54 million from the National Science Foundation for a new subfacility, the Center for High-Energy X-ray Sciences at CHESS.

By land and air, students to detect crop diseases with tech

The new Shen Fund for Social Impact will enable students to pursue engineering projects that could benefit society by using technology in innovative ways.

Remembering physicist Sternglass, who helped the world see man on the moon

Alumnus Ernest Sternglass ’44, M.S. ’51, Ph.D. ’53, spearheaded the creation of a highly light-sensitive camera that NASA later adopted for the unmanned Surveyor probes and the subsequent Apollo 11 and 12 lunar missions.

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New accelerator sails through key test – recovering energy

The Cornell-BNL ERL Test accelerator, or CBETA, reached an important milestone June 24: It measured energy recovery for the first time, confirming a theory first proposed more than 50 years ago at Cornell.

Smart irrigation model predicts rainfall to conserve water

A predictive model combining information about plant physiology, real-time soil conditions and weather forecasts can save 40% of the water consumed by traditional irrigation strategies, according to new Cornell research.

4-H’ers prepare ‘rusty’ experiment for space station

Five students from Watertown’s Wiley Intermediate School 4-H after-school program will watch their experiment soar from Cape Canaveral on July 21 to the International Space Station. 

Cornell launches Engineering Management Distance Learning Program

Cornell is launching the Engineering Management Distance Learning Program, which will allow working professionals to earn Master of Engineering degrees while remaining on the job.

Exoplanet evolution: Astronomers expand cosmic ‘cheat sheet’

Cornell astronomers have reached into nature’s color palette from early Earth to create a cosmic “cheat sheet” for looking at distant worlds.

Cornell celebrates Apollo 11’s golden anniversary July 16-20

Cornell will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with a panel on exoplanetary discovery, a lecture by author Andrew Chaikin, music by the Aeolus Quartet and a display in Kroch Library.