‘Swarming’ microrobots display versatile movement

Researchers have developed collectives of microrobots - each slightly larger than a hair's width - capable of reconfiguring their swarm behavior to move in circles, bunch up into a clump, spread out like gas or form a straight line like beads on a string.

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Light-infused particles go the distance in organic semiconductors

A Cornell-led project found a way to tune the speed and increase the range of energy flow in organic semiconductors, an approach that could eventually lead to more efficient solar cells, sensors and LEDs.

Muawia Barazangi, ‘soul’ of geological sciences, dies at 80

Muawia Barazangi, professor emeritus of earth and atmospheric sciences, died March 30 in Ithaca at the age of 80.

Cornell-chaired panels advocate Uranus, Enceladus missions

Over the next 10 years, the nation’s top planetary scientists are proposing exploratory voyages to the frigid, distant solar-system planet Uranus and the icy Saturnian moon Enceladus.

With ‘Solar Noon’ Clock, Bill Nye ’77 aims to leave a legacy

TV’s beloved “Science Guy” recently visited Ithaca to check out the ongoing overhaul of the Rhodes Hall clock he designed and gave to Cornell in 2011.

Swelling colloids could fix short circuits in geothermal wells

Swelling colloids – mixtures, such as milk and paint, in which particles are suspended in a substance and which can grow up to 100 times larger under certain temperatures – could be used to fix flow pathways in underground geothermal systems, a problem that has hobbled investment in geothermal energy.

Three students in STEM win 2022 Goldwater Scholarships

A sophomore and a two juniors have won Goldwater Scholarships, the top undergraduate award for students pursuing careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.

Library deal to stimulate open access

Library strikes "read-and-publish" access with Cambridge University Press.

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Chemist Song Lin honored by Chemical & Engineering News

Lin said he is honored and proud to be included in a special LGBTQ+ Trailblazers issue of the newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society.

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