Earth to be exhibit A for lunar exoplanet research

With the help of a Cornell researcher, the first radio telescope ever to land on the moon will lay the foundation for detecting habitable planets in our solar system by observing Earth as if it’s an exoplanet.

Low-cost microbe can speed biological discovery

To conduct low-cost and scalable synthetic biological experiments, Cornell researchers have created a new version of a microbe to compete economically with E. coli – a bacteria used to synthesize proteins.

CHESS receives $20M from NSF for new X-ray beamline

The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source $20 million to build a new precision X-ray beamline for research on biological and environmental systems.

Semiconductor defects could boost quantum technology

Researchers went searching for a quantum spin in the popular semiconductor gallium nitride and found it, surprisingly, in two distinct species of defect.

Climate roundtable sparks insight and invites collaboration

Convening of 80 leaders, researchers and staff across six colleges discussed strategies to address climate change mitigation, adaptation and societal transformation, in a Feb. 1 roundtable sponsored by The 2030 Project.

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Physicists detect elusive ‘Bragg glass’ phase with machine learning tool

The discovery settles a long-standing question of whether this almost–but not quite–ordered state of Bragg glass can exist in real materials.

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Surprise physics in insulating material offer path for faster tech

Researchers led by Cornell have discovered an unusual phenomenon in a metal-insulating material, providing valuable insights for the design of materials with new properties by way of faster switching between states of matter.

Sophomore twins and space enthusiasts reach for the stars

Identical twins Ashley and Verena Padres ’26 fell in love with the idea of space exploration and working together at an early age – now they employ and enjoy that spirit of curiosity and collaboration at Cornell.     

CCMR JumpStart program funds three projects in Spring 2024

The Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR), in partnership with NYSTAR, is providing technical assistance and funding to help three NYS startups advance their technology.

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