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Modeling gives data-driven picture of COVID-19 risks

Cornell researchers found no evidence of students transmitting COVID-19 to employees or the broader community during the fall semester, but students who traveled were eight times more likely to test positive within two weeks of their return.

NSF challenges Cornell to tame winter, natural disasters

In partnership with New York community groups, Cornell researchers are developing a hyperlocal weather forecasting system designed to help emergency response.  

Wildlife regulation, ‘one health’ keys to avert more pandemics

Future pandemics can be averted if the world’s governments eliminate unnecessary wildlife trade and adopt holistic approaches, according to experts at a Feb. 23 virtual conference.

‘Touchdown confirmed’: Swati Mohan ’04 called Mars landing

Millions of people around the world hushed on Feb. 18 to hear NASA engineer Swati Mohan ’04 calmly call the play-by-play of Perseverance rover landing on Mars.

Researchers create ‘beautiful marriage’ of quantum enemies

Cornell scientists from the College of Engineering have identified nitrides as new contenders when it comes to quantum materials for computing and low-temperature electronics.

Innovation fellows help research commercialization, startups

Cornell’s Center for Technology Licensing has launched a fellowship program for Ph.D. graduates and postdoctoral researchers interested in a career in business development, commercialization or entrepreneurship.

Commercialization fellows help bring innovation to market

The Commercialization Fellowship, which wrapped up its fifth cohort in December 2020, helps engineers turn their academic research into businesses that solve real-world problems.

Nasal spray blocks COVID-19 infection in ferrets

Cornell researchers have helped develop a nasal formulation that blocks the spread of COVID-19 among ferrets – and are hopeful the formulation could have the same effect on humans, and potentially generate therapeutic treatments as well.

Slow motion precursors give earthquakes the fast slip

Near the South Pole, a Cornell-led scientific team have found how slow-motion fault slips trigger distant, strong fast-slip earthquakes.