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900-mile mantle pipeline connects Galápagos to Panama

New research co-authored by Esteban Gazel, associate professor of earth and atmospheric sciences, connects the geochemical fingerprint of the Galápagos plume with mantle materials 900 miles away, underneath Panama and Costa Rica.

Summer internships aim to increase diversity in geosciences

The Cornell Geopaths Geoscience Learning Ecosystem will help students explore opportunities for geoscience graduate study, giving them exposure to socially relevant careers in atmospheric and geological sciences.

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New cell database paints fuller picture of muscle repair

A single-cell transcriptomic dataset of mouse skeletal muscle established by Cornell Engineers has become a powerful tool for biological discovery.

Bacteria could extract elements for modern tech sustainably

An engineered bacteria may solve challenges of extracting rare earth elements from ore, which are vital for modern life but refining them is costly, environmentally harmful and mostly occurs abroad.

Ignite expansion a boon for Cornell startups, technologies

The generosity of an alumna, along with a major infusion of funding from the Office of the Provost, has turbocharged Cornell’s ability to turn promising academic research into viable startups and products.

Earth Source Heat open house addresses community questions

By summer 2022, Cornell plans to drill a 10,000-foot hole to verify whether conditions underground will allow Earth Source Heat to warm campus and reduce the university’s carbon footprint.

$5M grant will tackle pangenomics computing challenge

As scientists continue to catalog genomic variations in everything from plants to people, today’s computers are struggling to provide the power needed to find the secrets hidden within mass amounts of genomic data.

Cornell faculty contribute to Astro2020 decadal survey

The newly released “Pathways to Discovery in Astronomy and Astrophysics for the 2020s,” identifies scientific priorities, opportunities and funding recommendations for the next 10 years of astronomy and astrophysics.

When is a basin of attraction like an octopus?

A new paper in Physical Review Letters sheds light on the way basins of attraction work in systems with multiple attractors. 

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