Structural biology workshop builds intercampus connections

Cornell is creating unique opportunities for innovation in the rapidly evolving field of structural biology thanks to cutting-edge facilities and support for intercampus collaborations between Cornell's Ithaca campus and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Cube crazy: Simple strategy pays off in robotics final

Simplicity was a winning strategy for a trio of engineering students in the annual Cornell Robotics Competition, held Dec. 1 in the Duffield Hall atrium.

Antaki, Wang elected to National Academy of Inventors

For their work inventing heart-assist devices and biomaterials for tissue regeneration, respectively, Cornell Engineering professors James Antaki and Yadong Wang have been elected fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.

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Electric car sales drive toward cleaner air, less mortality

The continued sales growth of electric passenger vehicles will be having a greener, cleaner influence on air pollution in most metro U.S. regions, all the while reducing human death by mid-century.

Soft robot detects damage and heals itself

Researchers combined optical sensors with a composite material to create a soft robot that can detect when and where it was damaged – and then heal itself on the spot.

Sustainability students bring dead solar panels back to life

Using polyurethane, resin, epoxy – and gallons of wit – the Solar Panel Reboot student team, part of the Cornell University Sustainability Design, provides an afterlife to old, broken photovoltaic boards.

Students design robot to collect microplastics from beaches

The robot’s layered filtration system will gather tiny bits of plastic the size of a sesame seed and smaller, which contaminate ecosystems and damage human and animal health.

Warming climate prompts harmful oxygen loss in lakes

Unrelenting climate change is leading to extended, late-summer weeks of water stratification, which prompts varying degrees of oxygen deprivation in lakes, says new Cornell research.

Data science, wave interaction, semiconductors earn engineering research awards

Data science, molecular mechanisms, unconventional computing for optimization and machine learning, wave interaction with engineered materials, electrocatalysis, and compound semiconductor devices are among some of the research themes that helped six faculty members earn Cornell Engineering Research Excellence Awards.

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