Graduate student selected for DOE program

Zepyoor Khechadoorian’s project in high energy physics will be the measurement of the muon anomalous magnetic moment, working with Fermilab advisor Chris Polly.

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Four elected to National Academy of Sciences

An agricultural economist, a theoretical physicist, a plant biologist and a physiologist have each been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the academy announced May 3.

Mechanism ‘splits’ electron spins in magnetic material

Cornell researchers discovered a strategy to switch the magnetization in thin layers of a ferromagnet – a technique that could eventually lead to the development of more energy-efficient magnetic memory devices.

Western municipal water restraints rise as reservoirs fall

As water restrictions tighten in Southern California, the Southwest U.S. sees growing evidence of climate change and drought for millions of western residents, according to a Cornell drought expert.

Forklift Learning Studio elevates active learning for engineers

A new Forklift Learning Studio at Cornell will be used to elevate engineering education, turning the vehicles into interactive tools for studying thermofluids, modeling structural mechanics, and experimenting with control dynamics.

‘Swarming’ microrobots display versatile movement

Researchers have developed collectives of microrobots - each slightly larger than a hair's width - capable of reconfiguring their swarm behavior to move in circles, bunch up into a clump, spread out like gas or form a straight line like beads on a string.

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Light-infused particles go the distance in organic semiconductors

A Cornell-led project found a way to tune the speed and increase the range of energy flow in organic semiconductors, an approach that could eventually lead to more efficient solar cells, sensors and LEDs.

Muawia Barazangi, ‘soul’ of geological sciences, dies at 80

Muawia Barazangi, professor emeritus of earth and atmospheric sciences, died March 30 in Ithaca at the age of 80.

Cornell-chaired panels advocate Uranus, Enceladus missions

Over the next 10 years, the nation’s top planetary scientists are proposing exploratory voyages to the frigid, distant solar-system planet Uranus and the icy Saturnian moon Enceladus.