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Students launch paper airlines to celebrate end of semester

Paper airplanes went sailing -- and crashing -- through the Bartels field house Dec. 3 during an end-of-semester competition between teams of mechanical and aerospace engineering students. (Dec. 12, 2008)

Flap like a butterfly, hover like a bumblebee: Student's flapping wing vehicle is more stable than a helicopter

Cornell researchers have come up with a simple, inexpensive flapping wing vehicle that hovers as well as a hummingbird or a bumblebee - and might eventually be made just as small. (Dec. 10, 2008)

Cornell technology makes biogas greener

Cornell scientists have invented a new method that uses manure and other farm byproducts to remove a toxic substance from biogas, a renewable energy source derived from animal waste. (Dec. 4, 2008)

Nanomanufactured polymer film could lead to lower-cost solar cells

A new method uses polymer chemistry to 'self-assemble' a dye-based photovoltaic cell. (Nov. 24, 2008)

What to do with rotten, smelly garbage when the nearest dumpster is 100 million miles away

Jean Hunter, associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering, has devised a way to deal with rotten, smelly garbage in the one place where you can't throw out the trash - space. (Nov. 17, 2008)

Despite market turmoil, financial engineering 'quants' see number-crunching future

Master of financial engineering students are putting theory into practice during their third and final semester of coursework at Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan. (Nov. 10, 2008)

New method can capture catalysis, one molecule at a time

Cornell researchers have developed an ingenious microscopic method to observe the behavior of single nanoparticles of a catalyst, down to the resolution of single catalytic events. (Nov. 10, 2008)

Following the leader can be a drag, according to student's research on flapping flags

Graduate student Leif Ristroph found that two or more flexible objects in a flow - flags flapping in the wind, for example - experience drag very differently from rigid objects in a similar flow. (Nov. 6, 2008)

Welcome to Chaos: Strogatz course featured on DVD

A new course on DVD featuring mathematician Steve Strogatz covers the science and math behind chaos theory, plus the historical, cultural and philosophical implications of the concept. (Nov. 6, 2008)