Microplastics’ shape determines how far they travel in the atmosphere

A Cornell collaboration developed a model to simulate the atmospheric transport of microplastic fibers and found that their shape plays a crucial role in how far they travel.

Meshri family funds Baker 200 restoration project

The Meshri Family Auditorium opened this fall, after a $6 million renovation project that included gutting the space – which was last renovated in the 1970s — and installing new heating, cooling, windows, desks and chairs, as well as technology and electrical improvements.

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Underwater robot updates understanding of ice shelf crevasses

Crevasses play an important role in circulating seawater beneath Antarctic ice shelves, potentially influencing their stability, finds Cornell-led research based on first-of-its-kind exploration by an underwater robot.

Tiny networks intertwine to mimic design of bird colors

Researchers developed a method to efficiently engineer intricate nanostructures through a form of phase separation – a process akin to the way water and oil uncouple in salad dressing.

Cornell expands wildfire smoke sensor network for New York

When wildfires draped smoke over New York this summer, nearly half of its counties lacked data on air quality. Cornell has led an effort to install sensors in places where there were none.

Yeast speeds discovery of medicinal compounds in plants

Cornell researchers have harnessed the power of baker’s yeast to create a cost-effective and highly efficient approach for unraveling how plants synthesize medicinal compounds, and they have used the new method to identify key enzymes in a kratom tree.

Research: Nature’s missing evolutionary law identified

An interdisciplinary group of researchers has identified a missing aspect of the theory of evolution that applies to essentially everything.

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Webb detects quartz crystals in clouds of hot gas giant

Researchers using NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope have detected evidence for quartz nanocrystals in the high-altitude clouds of a hot Jupiter exoplanet 1,300 light-years from Earth.

Students from all majors invited to mathematical modeling contest

The annual competition, slated for Nov. 10-13, allows students to work on open-ended real world problems, showcasing the multifaceted nature of applied mathematics. 

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