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Nanoscale sensors measure elusive water levels in leaves

A breakthrough technology uses nanoscale sensors and fiber optics to measure water status just inside a leaf’s surface, providing a tool to greatly advance our understanding of basic plant biology, and opening the door for breeding more drought-resistant crops.

Thermal analysis guides future design of 2D hybrid materials

Cornell engineers are the first to study thermal transport in 2D hybrid perovskites – a new class of materials with promising applications for photovoltaics and thermoelectronics.

Six grants support joint research in China through pandemic

The Cornell China Center has announced six new grant awards, totaling $140,000, to support research by Cornell faculty teams partnering with researchers in China.

Applied math/astronomy student receives Zonta Amelia Earhart Fellowship

Ph.D. student Ekaterina Landgren has received a 2021 Zonta Amelia Earhart Fellowship. The program recognizes women pursuing doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering and space sciences.

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Superfluid reacts strangely under pressure change

A Cornell-led collaboration identified an unusual behavior of superfluid helium-3 when it undergoes a phase transition between two different superfluid states – a transition that theoretically shouldn’t happen reliably. 

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering launches smart cities concentration

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering will offer an optional smart cities undergraduate concentration, recognizing the growing ubiquity of sensors, smart devices and real-time data in related fields.

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$22.5M NSF grant accelerates materials discovery

PARADIM has received a second award of $22.5 million from the National Science Foundation to fund another five years of enabling scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs nationwide to design and create new inorganic materials for use in electronics.

Pollen-sized technology protects bees from deadly insecticides

A Cornell-developed technology provides beekeepers, consumers and farmers with an antidote for deadly pesticides, which kill wild and managed bees that pollinate crops.

CAU offers online classes with Cornell faculty for adults and youth this summer

Cornell's Adult University invites alumni, their friends and family, and the general public to expand their minds this summer by taking live, online courses for adults and youth taught by Cornell faculty and graduate students. 

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