A touch of gold has extra reach in degrading micropollutants

A Cornell team used a new form of high-resolution optical imaging to better understand how adsorption – i.e., the clinging of molecules to surfaces – works on the semiconductor titanium dioxide with a gold particle added as a co-catalyst. 

New analysis of Cassini data yields insights into Titan’s seas

Using data from precision radar experiments, a Cornell-led research team was able, for the first time, to separately analyze and estimate the composition and roughness of sea surfaces on the Saturn moon Titan.

Fors receives ACS Young Investigator Award

The award recognizes two outstanding early career investigators conducting research in any area of fundamental polymer or biopolymer science.

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Surprising ring sheds light on galaxy formation

An international research team discovered that the gas in a Hyper Luminous Infrared Galaxy was rotating in an organized fashion, rather than in the chaotic way expected after a galactic collision –– a surprising result.

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Major gift launches Selander Center for Engineering Leadership

The multiyear program will weave training in fundamental leadership skills, including effective listening and seeking feedback, into the curriculum.

Abruña receives Global Energy Prize

Abruña was selected in the “non-traditional energy” category for “foundational contributions spanning electrochemistry, batteries, fuel cells and molecular electronics.”

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Teens explore potential career options at annual 4-H event

Through conversations and hands-on learning opportunities, nearly 250 youth from across New York state learned about different career paths at the annual 4-H Career Explorations Conference, hosted by Cornell and New York State 4-H.

Cornell startup offers AI-powered math help

Nour Gajial ’26, left, and Yanni Kouloumbis ’26, founded MathGPT to help high school and college students struggling with math understand how to approach their problems step by step.

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Bio-based tool quickly detects concerning coronavirus variants

Cornell researchers have developed a bioelectric device that can detect and classify new variants of coronavirus, and potentially other viruses, such as measles and influenza, to identify those that are most harmful.