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$25M center will use digital tools to ‘communicate’ with plants

The new Center for Research on Programmable Plant Systems, or CROPPS, funded by a five-year, $25 million National Science Foundation grant, aims to grow a new field called digital biology.

Freeze! Researchers develop new protein crystallography tool

Combining state-of-the-art X-ray technology and cryogenics, Cornell physics researchers have developed a new method for analyzing proteins in action, a breakthrough that will enable the study of far more proteins than is possible with current methods.

Scientists harness machine learning to lower solar energy cost

A Cornell-led collaboration received a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to use machine learning to accelerate the creation of low-cost materials for solar energy.

Warming Atlantic forces whales into new habitats, danger

Critically endangered North Atlantic right whales – forced from its habitat, facing ship strikes and fishing peril – now confront extinction.

Bacteria may hold key for energy storage, biofuels

A new study identifies bacterial genes that may make it easier for scientists to engineer a bacteria that takes in renewable electricity and uses the energy to make biofuels.

DPE puts its mission into practice with CURIE Academy

Forty-three high school juniors and seniors teamed up remotely from July 19-23 to build an interconnected system of hardware and software as part of Cornell Engineering’s annual CURIE Academy.

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Geophysicist sprints to monitor quake aftershocks in Alaska

When an 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Chignik, Alaska, on July 29, geophysicist Geoffrey Abers raced north with a group of collaborators to record its aftershocks.

Hover to play key role in Surfside collapse investigation

Concrete expert Ken Hover, Ph.D. ’84, professor of civil and environmental engineering, will help the federal government investigate the June 2021 collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium in Surfside, Florida.

Four assistant professors win early-career awards

Cornell assistant professors researching artificial intelligence, sustainable energy, digitization in manufacturing and chemistry have recently received early-career awards from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy.