Shapeshifters: Can buildings behave like organisms?

With a $3 million National Science Foundation grant, Cornell researchers are creating a new approach to architecture by learning how plants and animals form internal structures.

Physicists take step toward fault-tolerant quantum computing

Cornell researchers constructed a simple model containing exotic particles called non-Abelian anyons, compact and practical enough to run on modern quantum hardware. 

Humans need Earth-like ecosystem for deep-space living

Can humans endure long-term living far from our home planet? Maybe, according to a new theory that describes the need for gravity, oxygen, obtaining water, developing agriculture and handling waste.

$9.9M Bezos grant for virtual fencing combats climate change

The Bezos Earth Fund grant will support a project developing low-cost virtual livestock fencing that would benefit farmers and animals, improve public health in developing countries and combat climate change.

Organoids shown to speed glycoengineered vaccine development

Using a biomaterials-based organoid, a multi-institution team led by Matt DeLisa of Cornell Engineering was able to assess the strength of the immune response to a glycoengineered vaccine in days, instead of months.

Critical metal needs rise while cars, trucks decarbonize

As automobile electrification speeds up, the world faces a need for critical metals to make these vehicles possible, with high demand setting off economic snags and supply-chain hitches.

Cornell, Micron bring nanoscience to middle schoolers

For day two of Chip Camp, Liverpool Central School District students came to the university to visit the Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility for a crash course in the science of the very small. 

Researchers capture first atomic-scale images depicting early stages of particle accelerator film formation

Research from the Center for Bright Beams reveals the potential for greater control over the growth of superconducting Nb3Sn films, which could significantly reduce the cost and size of cryogenic infrastructure required for superconducting technology.

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Formula predicts effects of noise on quantum information

Researchers have derived a formula that predicts the effects of environmental noise on quantum information – an advancement crucial for designing and building quantum computers capable of working in an imperfect world.

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