Students win NASA grant to develop AI for safer aerial traffic

The skies may soon be congested with drone traffic. A multidisciplinary team received a grant from NASA to develop new models to coordinate these drones, which may someday deliver packages - or even people. 

Around Cornell

Ultrasound experiment identifies new superconductor

With pulses of sound through tiny speakers, Cornell physics researchers have clarified the basic nature of the newly discovered superconductor uranium ditelluride.

Students revive classic microchip fabrication with open-source tools

A unique project team enables Cornell undergraduates to use emerging open-source hardware to design, test and fabricate their own microchips – a complex, expensive process that is rarely available to students.

Hormone helps slow development of osteoarthritis

Applying a pretreatment of a parathyroid hormone, commonly used to increase bone mass to combat osteoporosis, can help improve cartilage health and slow the development of osteoarthritis, Cornell researchers have found.

Four Cornell professors elected to national academy

Mario Herrero, Timothy Ryan, M.S. ’86, Ph.D. ’89, Steven Strogatz and Peter Wolczanski are Cornell’s 2024 electees to the National Academy of Sciences, the academy announced April 30 at the close of its 161st annual meeting.

Grow as you go: ‘Peecycling’ helps plants and compost thrive

Human urine could be a handy resource in tending home gardens and compost piles, thanks to an interdisciplinary collaboration between two Cornell Engineering students and plant scientist Rebecca Nelson.

Novel calculations peg age of ‘baby’ asteroid

A Cornell-led research team derived the age of Selam, a “moonlet” orbiting the asteroid Dinkinesh in the main asteroid belt, based only on the pair’s dynamics.

Slide rules, sundials and comedy: Bill Nye hails scientific solutions

“Science Guy” Bill Nye ’77 recalled the state of mechanical engineering when he was a student, and looked ahead to the field’s future at “Sibley 150,” a celebration of 150 years of mechanical engineering at Cornell.

China’s bid to decarbonize may have hidden costs

A new paper attempts to quantify how decarbonizing the China Southern Power Grid, which provides electricity to more than 300 million people, will negatively impact river basins and will reduce the amount of cropland in China.