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Skorton got a backstage look at the planning behind NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission during his first meeting with astronomy professor Steve Squyres, the lead scientist for the mission. (June 26, 2008)

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Cornell researchers have developed a method to self-assemble metals into complex nanostructures for catalysis by guiding metal particles into the desired form using soft polymers. (June 26, 2008)

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How can ambulances get emergency services to people in need as efficiently as possible? It's a classic operations research question that three Cornell researchers are tackling in groundbreaking ways. (June 16, 2008)

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Star players in the NBA make winning coaches, finds a study out of Cornell and the University of Warwick, England. The results indicate that experts in a field make the best leaders. (June 13, 2008)

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The early-career engineers at Lockheed Martin, also Cornell systems engineering master's students, broke the previous amateur altitude record by nearly 5,000 feet. (June 12, 2008)

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Horticulturist Tom Whitlow reported at a Cornell Cooperative Extension-NYC conference that planting trees as a strategy for reducing asthma 'is unlikely to work.' (June 11, 2008)

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Using a new technique to extract genetic information from stored samples, researchers discovered a link between estrogen-dependent molecular pathways and a particularly aggressive form of prostate cancer. (June 11, 2008)

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Garbage-truck traffic through Ithaca -- instead of on the surrounding interstates -- does not save truckers time or much money, and is causing safety issues for the community, a Cornell study shows. (June 9, 2008)

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The Institute for the Social Sciences at Cornell is hosting 11 faculty fellows as part of its new in-residence program, awarding each a $10,000 grant to pursue their research beginning in September. (June 9, 2008)