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Earth Source Heat open house addresses community questions

By summer 2022, Cornell plans to drill a 10,000-foot hole to verify whether conditions underground will allow Earth Source Heat to warm campus and reduce the university’s carbon footprint.

$5M grant will tackle pangenomics computing challenge

As scientists continue to catalog genomic variations in everything from plants to people, today’s computers are struggling to provide the power needed to find the secrets hidden within mass amounts of genomic data.

Cornell faculty contribute to Astro2020 decadal survey

The newly released “Pathways to Discovery in Astronomy and Astrophysics for the 2020s,” identifies scientific priorities, opportunities and funding recommendations for the next 10 years of astronomy and astrophysics.

When is a basin of attraction like an octopus?

A new paper in Physical Review Letters sheds light on the way basins of attraction work in systems with multiple attractors. 

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Weak coupling shows flaw in strange metal model

Cornell researchers found that an experimental model used to explain the inner workings of Planckian metals doesn’t capture what’s really happening inside them.

Study provides keys to managing influx of EV batteries

A new Cornell-led study identifies several keys to sustainably managing the influx, with an emphasis on battery chemistry, second-life applications and recycling.

Cornell’s Chatrchyan represents Armenia at COP26 talks

Working with the Armenian delegation at COP26, Allison Chatrchyan aims to shape U.N. agriculture policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon sequestration.  

Bitcoin mining yields climate chaos, faculty tell NYS Assembly

Four Cornell faculty testified to the NYS Assembly Oct. 27 on how firing up once-shuttered carbon-based power plants – to process cryptocurrency – could pause environmental progress.

Students win NASA challenge grant with 3D-printed sensor

A team of Cornell students has won a grant from NASA’s University Student Research Challenge for a proposed sensor that can help 3D printers build better, more reliable products. To collect the prize, the team is now crowdfunding a cost-share required by NASA.