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Lt. governor returns to proclaim CHESS upgrade complete

Fourteen months after Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul came to announce funding for CHESS-U, the upgrade is officially complete as she returns for a ceremony marking the end of the project.

Engineers’ plan would avert NYC’s dreaded L train shutdown

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has enlisted engineering professors from Cornell and Columbia to help solve a problem that threatened to cause an extended shutdown of a busy New York City subway line.

How do you flourish in scientific publishing? Ask a librarian

Cornell University Library offered a workshop for graduate students and postdocs in engineering, math and physical sciences on the resources that can jump-start their careers.

Pore size influences nature of complex nanostructures

The strength of the attraction between molecules in two-dimensional materials, known as van der Waals forces, is dependent on the size of the empty spaces in the material, researchers have found.

Next-gen particle accelerator is aim of Bright Beams work

Researchers from the Cornell-led Center for Bright Beams are trying to develop new ways to make the next generation of superconducting particle accelerators more efficient.

Study creates roadmap for responsible geoengineering research

Senior engineering lecturer Douglas MacMartin has co-authored a study that suggests a protocol for geoengineering research and how it could ultimately impact public policy relating to climate change.

Professor Emeritus David Henderson dies in accident

Professor Emeritus David Wilson Henderson, whose commitment to mathematics education stretched into retirement, died Dec. 20 in Delaware, at age 79.

Professors, students laud active learning physics lab course

A physics lab course redesigned as an active learning course earned praise from participating professors and students at a December poster session displaying students’ final projects.

Elegant trick improves single-cell RNA sequencing

A slight modification to an existing RNA sequencing technique, developed in the lab of assistant professor Iwijn De Vlaminck, will allow a greater variety of molecules to be analyzed.