Undergrads relish challenging Nexus Scholar research projects

Nexus Scholars spent eight weeks this summer working with researchers on campus on projects in the humanities, social sciences and physical sciences.

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Facilities division praises, applauds Cornell’s quiet heroes

The Division of Facilities and Campus Services met July 26 to commend and award their hard-working employees who keep the students, faculty and staff on campus safe, productive and successful.

Climate Jobs Institute releases Washington state report

Washington state is not addressing the climate crises at a pace science demands, but its active labor movement and climate-friendly policy environment are strengths that can drive meaningful climate action, according to a report…

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Imaging shows how solar-powered microbes turn CO2 into bioplastic

Cornell researchers developed a multimodal platform to image microbe-semiconductor biohybrids with single-cell resolution, to better understand how they can be optimized for more efficient energy conversion.

Q&A: What you need to know about reflecting sunlight to cool Earth

As concerns about climate change intensify, researchers are exploring the potential for large-scale human intervention in the Earth’s climate system, a strategy sometimes referred to as geoengineering. Two leading researchers in the area discuss how their research in sunlight reflection methods fits into the bigger picture of potential climate solutions.

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Silver fly takes flight in the fight to save Fall Creek hemlocks

Researchers are hoping a fly no larger than a grain of rice and a predatory beetle may work together to combat an invasive pest that is devastating hemlocks in Fall Creek and throughout eastern North America.

Red algae proteins grafted into tobacco double plant growth

Cornell researchers have successfully transferred key regions of a highly efficient red algae into a tobacco plant to dramatically improve plant productivity and increase carbon sequestration.

Blamed for fouling the environment, polyester may help save it

In a fast-fashion, throw-clothes-away world, textile expert Juan Hinestroza (Human Ecology) and a group of scientists have new ways to recycle wasted polyester into new useful products.

Bumblebee research sparks rapid industry change

A Cornell study that revealed commercial eastern common bumblebee hives pose a threat to their wild counterparts has led one major pollination company to quickly adapt the bumblebee hive boxes they ship to growers.