Cornellians see Cassini mission end in a cosmic blaze of glory

After 360 engine burns, 2.5 million executed commands, 635 gigabytes of gathered data, 162 moon flybys, 4.9 billion miles traveled, NASA’s 20-year Cassini mission ran the last lap of its historic scientific mission Sept. 15.

US News ranks Cornell No. 14; Dyson, Engineering in top 10

Cornell University advanced one spot to No. 14 in the 2018 edition of US News and World Report’s Best National Universities among 311 schools ranked.

Student startup gets a hand from funding, preps for industry trials

OrthoFit, a student startup company focused on smart wearables and software to prevent workplace injuries, is using a recent round of funding to complete prototype smart gloves to be tested in industry settings this fall.

Essentials

NanoScale Facility to celebrate 40 years of nanotech, focus on future

The Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility is celebrating its 40-year anniversary Thursday, Sept. 14, with a full day of presentations and panel discussions on campus.

Cornell played large scientific role on Cassini mission

NASA is calling the Cassini mission’s last hurrah the Grand Finale. After cruising seven years to Saturn and spending 13 years strolling its neighborhood, on Sept. 15 the spacecraft ends its mission by plunging into the ringed planet’s atmosphere, breaking into fiery shards.

Farewell to Cassini community celebration is Sept. 15

To honor Cornell’s research role in the Cassini spacecraft’s achievements, the Department of Astronomy will hold a community farewell celebration Sept. 15.

Geologists to deploy seismometers along Alaskan Peninsula

Cornell is leading the largest single deployment of seismometers along the Alaskan Peninsula – a $4.5 million endeavor to solve long-standing mysteries about the region.

Top neuroscientists to speak at Cornell Neurotech symposium

The second annual Cornell Neurotech Mong Family Foundation Symposium on Sept. 22 will feature three neuroscientists who will discuss their research exploring the brain.

How best to say, ‘Keep out!’ 10,000 years into the future

How do you warn generations far in the future about buried nuclear waste? A faculty member critiques two approaches.