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Cheap, user-friendly smartphone app predicts vineyard yields

Cornell engineers and plant scientists have teamed up to develop a low-cost system that allows grape growers to predict their yields much earlier in the season and more accurately than costly traditional methods.

Engineers show new control of phonons using laser pulses

Cornell engineers used laser pulses to control changeable properties in a quantum material, pioneering a method that may have wide applications across a class of materials with immense technological interest.

Cornell launches online fluid dynamics simulation certificate

Cornell is partnering with software company Ansys to offer a Fluid Dynamics Simulations Using Ansys Certificate program through eCornell.

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Cornell joins Global Wind Energy Council

Cornell has become one of the first U.S. universities to partner with the council, communicating the benefits of wind power and providing industry research in more than 80 countries.

Annual conference on new telescope moves science ahead

More than a hundred people gathered virtually at the end of April for the 2021 annual conference on the CCAT-prime project, which is building the Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope (FYST) in Chile. “First light” is scheduled for 2023.

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Undergrad research on display at CURB symposium

More than 30 students presented their research on a wide range of topics during the 35th Cornell Undergraduate Research Board Spring Symposium, held virtually May 4-7.

$2M gift to grow CATALYST Academy for minority students

The College of Engineering will grow the number of students it invites to its CATALYST Academy – a program aimed at inspiring minority students to study engineering – thanks to a $2 million gift from Peter Wright ’75, MBA ’76.

Advising, teaching awards honor Arts and Sciences faculty

The College of Arts & Sciences recognizes excellence in teaching and advising this year, honoring Samantha Sheppard, recipient of the 2021 Robert and Helen Appel Fellowship for Humanists and Social Scientists; and Jun “Kelly” Liu and Phillip Milner, recipients of the 2021 Robert A. and Donna B. Paul Academic Advising Award, among others.

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In the emptiness of space, Voyager 1 detects plasma ‘hum’

As Voyager 1 – launched in 1977 – zips through interstellar space more than 14 billion miles away, it has detected the constant drone of plasma waves.