Artificial light at night aids caterpillar predators

Moderate levels of artificial light at night – like the fixture illuminating your backyard – bring more caterpillar predators and reduce the chance that these lepidoptera larvae grow up to become moths.

New College Scholars research climate, health care, legal interpretation

Twenty sophomores in the College of Arts & Sciences will design their own interdisciplinary courses of study as the newest members of the Robert S. Harrison College Scholar Program.

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Enrollment now open for Summer Session 2023

Students from Cornell and other universities are invited to enroll now for Cornell’s Summer Session, which will feature on-campus, online and off-campus courses. Students can earn up to 15 credits taking regular Cornell courses.

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Scientists enhance recyclability of waste plastic

Cornell scientists working with the U.S. Department of Energy have developed a new method for recycling high-density polyethylene using a novel catalytic approach.

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Researchers pioneer ‘socioresilient materials’ field with NSF grant

Cornell Engineering faculty and alumni are reimagining design approaches to the materials that make up the world around us to mitigate unintended social and environmental consequences.

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Returning solar panel production to US eases climate change

Domestic production of photovoltaic solar panels – now made in Asia – can speed up decarbonization and reduce atmospheric climate change faster, according to new Cornell Engineering research.

Partnership seeks greener mining of critical minerals

Cornell’s Greeshma Gadikota will partner with Stillwater Critical Minerals to develop environmentally rigorous techniques to help the company extract a steady supply of elements.

Robot provides unprecedented views below Antarctic ice shelf

The Icefin team’s observations revealed more than a century of geological processes beneath the Ross Ice Shelf near where it meets Kamb Ice Stream, and will inform models of sea-level rise.

Made in the shade: Growing crops at solar farms yields efficiency

In the face of climate change, growing commercial crops under acres of solar panels is a potentially efficient use of agricultural land that can boost food production and improve panel longevity.