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Center for Bright Beams awarded $22M in grant renewal

A collaboration of researchers led by Cornell has been awarded $22.5 million from the National Science Foundation to continue gaining the fundamental understanding needed to transform the brightness of electron beams available to science, medicine and industry.

Lara Skinner wins Movement Builders Award

ILR's Labor Leading on Climate Director Lara Skinner will be recognized Sept. 21 for helping make New York City a model of progress for the nation.

Around Cornell

Grow-NY startups pioneer food and ag innovations

From fully autonomous berry harvesters to plant-based lupini bean protein bars, the startups competing for $3 million in prize money at this year’s Grow-NY Food and Agriculture Competition are bringing revolutionary innovations to market.

Elephant project recordings evoke the rainforest

Over a million hours of sound recordings are available from the Elephant Listening Project (ELP) in the K. Lisa Yang Center for Conservation Bioacoustics at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology – a rainforest residing in the cloud.

NSF grants $2.5M for seagrass, marine ecosystem research

Cornell-led scientists aim to resolve a wasting disease afflicting seagrass – the ocean’s critical first line of coastal filters – with a $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant.

$25M center will use digital tools to ‘communicate’ with plants

The new Center for Research on Programmable Plant Systems, or CROPPS, funded by a five-year, $25 million National Science Foundation grant, aims to grow a new field called digital biology.

Ida’s remnants struck idling front for historic deluge

The remnants from Hurricane Ida deluged the Northeast, prompting rivers to overflow and qualifying as 500-year rain events, according to Cornell’s Northeast Regional Climate Center.

Long commutes, home crowding tied to COVID transmission

Neighborhoods that had populations with predominantly longer commute times to work – from about 40 minutes to an hour – were more likely to become infectious disease hotspots, according to new research.

Scientists harness machine learning to lower solar energy cost

A Cornell-led collaboration received a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to use machine learning to accelerate the creation of low-cost materials for solar energy.