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Micro-robots propelled by air bubbles and ultrasound

Cornell researchers created cell-size robots that can be powered and steered by ultrasound waves. Despite their tiny size, these micro-robotic swimmers could be a formidable new tool for targeted drug delivery.

Cornell launches spaceflight mechanics certificate program

The Spaceflight Mechanics Cornell Certificate Program will be available through eCornell and offers insight into a variety of topics from measuring space and time to planning orbital maneuvers and interplanetary trajectories.

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New residence halls save energy with eco-friendly features

Toni Morrison Hall and Ganędagǫ: Hall – two newly opened student residential buildings – were designed and built in line with Cornell’s high standards for green infrastructure, a critical component to advancing the campus goal of carbon neutrality by 2035.

Cornell celebrates 65 years of leadership in biogeochemistry

Biogeochemistry – an interdisciplinary field that examines the elemental cycles through Earth’s air, land and water  –  is critical to understanding climate change. Learn how it found its origin at Cornell CALS more than six decades ago.

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New technique boosts cryo-electron microscopy clarity, safety

A new study published Sept. 7 in the journal of the International Union of Crystallography demonstrates that cryo-EM samples can be prepared with a safer and less expensive coolant – liquid nitrogen – and these samples can produce even sharper images than those prepared with ethane.

Partnership aims to increase diversity in materials science

The collaboration will support cross-institutional scientific partnerships between students and faculty at Cornell and N.C. A&T, a historically Black university that produces more African American engineers than any other university in the United States.

DRNets can solve Sudoku, speed scientific discovery

An interdisciplinary research team led by Carla Gomes, professor of computing and information science, has developed Deep Reasoning Networks, which combine deep learning with an understanding of the subject’s boundaries and rules.

Best-selling science writer to talk about epidemics, life expectancy, innovation

New York Times best-selling science and technology writer Steven Johnson will visit campus Sept. 22 and offer a talk to the Cornell community, “20,000 More Days: How We Doubled Global Life Expectancy in Just 100 years.”

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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.