Perseverance rover records sound of dust devils on Mars

Thanks to the first working microphone to traverse the surface of Mars, the sound of a tiny, extraterrestrial dust tornado has reached Earth.

Seed grants foster collaboration across Cornell campuses

The funding will support preliminary disease-related research, in the latest in a series of efforts to create new opportunities for interdisciplinary research.

Causing reactions: Klarman Fellow develops new catalysts

Richard Kong  is working to develop catalysts to guide chemical reactions toward desired outcomes, including some that could have a positive effect on the environment.

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Eminent astronomer Riccardo Giovanelli dies at 76

Riccardo Giovanelli, professor emeritus of astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences and a former leader at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, died Dec. 14 in Ithaca after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 76.

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Cornell startup Carbon To Stone enters carbon removal pre-purchase agreement with Frontier

The $500,000 pre-purchase agreement is intended to support technology developed in the lab of Greeshma Gadikota and licensed through Cornell University’s Center for Technology Licensing.

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Biodegradable medical gowns may add to greenhouse gas

Due to faster decomposition, disposable and plasticized biodegradable medical gowns introduce greenhouse gas discharge problems in landfills, according to new Cornell engineering research.

Fruit flies use two muscles to control pitch for stable flight

Researchers pinpointed the neuromuscular components that enable a fruit fly to stabilize its pitch, providing evidence for an organizational principle in which each muscle has a specific function in flight control.

Multicollege department to bridge design and technology

Cornell has established the Department of Design Tech, a Radical Collaboration partnership between five colleges that seeks to enhance design and technology education and research across the university.

Physicist receives DOE grant for particle accelerator research

With $410,000 Ivan Bazarov will research long lifetime spin-polarized electron sources in particle accelerators.

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