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Ultrawide bandgap gives material high-power potential

A Cornell collaboration has found a way to grow a single crystalline layer of alpha-aluminum gallium oxide that has the widest energy bandgap to date – a discovery that clears the way for new semiconductors that will handle higher voltages, higher power densities and higher frequencies than previously seen.

K. Bingham Cady, engineering emeritus professor, dies at 84

K. Bingham Cady, professor emeritus of nuclear engineering in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, died Dec. 10 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He was 84.

Migrations initiative wins $5M Mellon grant for racial justice

The grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Just Futures Initiative will bring together scholars from across the university and beyond to study the links between racism, dispossession and migration.

DNA in water used to uncover genes of invasive fish

In a proof-of-principle study, Cornell researchers describe a new technique in which they analyzed environmental DNA – or eDNA – from water samples in Cayuga Lake to gather nuanced information about the presence of invasive round goby fish.

Forum to provide update on Earth Source Heat project

Cornell’s proposal to tap the Earth’s thermal energy to heat the Ithaca campus will be the focus of a virtual community forum, Jan. 19 at 6 p.m.

Organic matter, bacteria doom sea stars to oxygen depletion

New Cornell-led research suggests that starfish, victims of sea star wasting disease, may actually be in respiratory distress, as nearby organic matter and warming oceans rob them of their “breath.”

Cornell removing ash trees, as replanting effort launches

Cornell will be removing more than 1,700 of its ash trees infested by devastating emerald ash borer insects, mostly between January and March 2021, to reduce potential harm to people and property.

CALS dean advises on carbon removal strategies

Benjamin Z. Houlton, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, joined a panel helping to identify key pathways for terrestrial carbon dioxide removal that merit further investment.

New imaging method views soil carbon at near-atomic scales

A new study describes a breakthrough method for imaging the physical and chemical interactions that sequester carbon in soil at near atomic scales, which may have implications for mitigating climate change.

NYS can achieve 2050 carbon goals with Earth’s help

By delving into scientific and economic data, Cornell engineers have examined whether New York could achieve a statewide carbon-neutral economy by 2050. Their finding: Yes – and with five years to spare.

Engineers go microbial to store energy, sequester CO2

Cornell bioengineers have found a way to efficiently absorb and store large-scale, renewable energy from the sun, while sequestering carbon dioxide to use as a biofuel: Let microbes do the work.

Biologist helps place starfish on critically endangered list

With a recent 90% decline in population, sunflower sea stars – once ubiquitous all along the Pacific Coast, from Mexico to Alaska – may be on the brink of extinction.