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Cornell has announced its 2020 cohort of Commercialization Fellows, who will spend a fully funded summer and semester exploring market viability for new technologies, including novel robots and a vaccine delivery system.

A Cornell team developed a new imaging technique that is fast and sensitive enough to observe critical spin fluctuations – which are highly correlated electron spin patterns – in two-dimensional magnets.

Cornell has earned a platinum sustainability rating – the top status – from an international group that tracks environmental stewardship for over 1,000 college campuses.

Cornell and the City College of New York research shows that by creating steep tolls for cars to enter Manhattan, traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced.

A Cornell-led collaboration is turning DNA from organic matter – such as onions, fish and algae – into biodegradable gels and plastics. The resulting materials could be used to create plastics and methods for drug delivery.

Cornell data scientists are developing models and mathematical techniques to address the world’s most vexing problems, from public health crises to climate change.

Capro-X, a startup that repurposes dairy waste and began in Cornell Engineering’s Commercialization Fellows program, has received a $724,000 National Science Foundation Phase II award.

Lockdown has not prevented CCAT-prime researchers from public engagement and education or from continuing telescope fabrication, as shown by the first behind-the-scene images of the telescope fabrication, which has not paused despite COVID-19.

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed Cornell’s Katherine McComas, Ph.D. ’00, to the New York City Panel on Climate Change on June 11.