Some exoplanets – planets from beyond our own solar system – have a direct line of sight to observe Earth’s biological qualities from far, far away, according to research led by Lisa Kaltenegger, director of the Carl Sagan Institute.
A U.S. Department of Energy agency has awarded $1 million to Cornell researchers, who are using programmed microbes to mine rare-earth minerals used in consumer electronics and advanced renewable energy.
Engineering professor Max Zhang has been awarded a NYSERDA grant to determine efficient solar farm array configurations so the state can avoid land-use conflicts or spoiling precious agricultural space.
The Carl Sagan Institute is getting a boost from an unexpected source: Fiat Chrysler Automotive. The company’s ad for its new Wrangler 4XE plug-in hybrid features the late astronomer Carl Sagan’s famous “Pale Blue Dot” monologue and images.
The Office of Engagement Initiatives recently awarded Engaged Curriculum Grants to 19 teams of faculty and community partners that are developing community-engaged learning courses, majors and minors across the university.