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Nasal spray blocks COVID-19 infection in ferrets

Cornell researchers have helped develop a nasal formulation that blocks the spread of COVID-19 among ferrets – and are hopeful the formulation could have the same effect on humans, and potentially generate therapeutic treatments as well.

Slow motion precursors give earthquakes the fast slip

Near the South Pole, a Cornell-led scientific team have found how slow-motion fault slips trigger distant, strong fast-slip earthquakes.

Agarwal, Rush, Tschida, Udell win Sloan Fellowships

Four early-career faculty members have won 2021 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which support research and education related to science, technology, mathematics and economics.

Cornellian’s website streamlines the vaccine appointment process

Olivia Adams ’14 M.Eng ’15 saw a problem: people in Massachusetts were having a difficult time signing up for COVID-19 vaccine appointments. So, she built a solution

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Raring to rove: Perseverance to land at Mars on Feb. 18

With Cornellian help, NASA's Mars 2020 mission’s Perseverance craft zips through space at 48,000 mph to our neighboring red planet. It is scheduled to land Feb. 18.

Praxis Center and engineering startups grow together

Nearly two years after launching, the Praxis Center for Venture Development is reconfiguring its structure to reflect the growth of engineering startups at Cornell and their specialized needs.

Tester, Collins elected to National Academy of Engineering

Cornell faculty members Jefferson Tester and Lance Collins are among the new class elected to the academy, among the highest professional distinctions for an engineer.

Soft robots use camera and shadows to sense human touch

Cornell researchers have created a low-cost method for soft, deformable robots to detect a range of physical interactions, from pats to punches to hugs, without relying on touch at all.

$1.5M grant to explore integrated reuse of industrial waste, CO2

A new research project will seek an integrated approach to turning sludge, dust and slag into valuable materials by improving the recovery and quality of waste products using carbon dioxide.

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