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Sustainable polymers center gets NSF renewal grant

Geoffrey Coates is leading a team of Cornell researchers working on the next generation of environment-friendly plastics as part of the Center for Sustainable Polymers, which received a five-year, $20 million grant renewal from the NSF.

Compound hastens sexual maturity, and death, in worms

Researchers from Boyce Thompson Institute have discovered a natural compound that causes soil roundworms to mature faster and die earlier, which could inform studies of human development and aging.

Grants create engagement opportunities for students

The Office of Engagement Initiatives has awarded $1,307,580 in Engaged Curriculum Grants to 25 teams of faculty and community partners that are integrating community engagement into majors and minors across the university.

NIH awards $17.4 million to Cornell for CHESS subfacility

The NIH has awarded Cornell $17.4 million for Macromolecular X-ray science at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, a subfacility of CHESS specializing in biomedical research.

Incubator helps students advance businesses over summer

Nine student teams stayed in Ithaca this summer to continue working on their business ideas, in areas such as machine learning and solar energy, through the Life Changing Labs summer incubator.

Study: Fracking prompts global spike in atmospheric methane

As methane concentrations increase in the Earth’s atmosphere, chemical fingerprints point to a probable source: shale oil and gas, according to new Cornell research published in Biogeosciences.

Fluorescent glow may reveal hidden life in the cosmos

Astronomers seeking life on distant planets may want to go for the glow. Harsh ultraviolet radiation flares from red suns, once thought to destroy surface life, might help uncover hidden biospheres.

DOE funds to help researchers reveal mysteries of magnetic materials

Gregory Fuchs, associate professor of applied and engineering physics, has been awarded a three-year grant to develop his pioneering technique for observing tiny magnetic structures, and to apply the technique to explore their little-known properties.

Three on faculty awarded DOE early career grants

Faculty members Greeshma Gadikota, Jared Maxson and Brad Ramshaw will receive at least $750,000 over five years to support their scientific endeavors.