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.

With ‘Solar Noon’ Clock, Bill Nye ’77 aims to leave a legacy

TV’s beloved “Science Guy” recently visited Ithaca to check out the ongoing overhaul of the Rhodes Hall clock he designed and gave to Cornell in 2011.

Swelling colloids could fix short circuits in geothermal wells

Swelling colloids – mixtures, such as milk and paint, in which particles are suspended in a substance and which can grow up to 100 times larger under certain temperatures – could be used to fix flow pathways in underground geothermal systems, a problem that has hobbled investment in geothermal energy.

Three students in STEM win 2022 Goldwater Scholarships

A sophomore and a two juniors have won Goldwater Scholarships, the top undergraduate award for students pursuing careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.

Library deal to stimulate open access

Library strikes "read-and-publish" access with Cambridge University Press.

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Chemist Song Lin honored by Chemical & Engineering News

Lin said he is honored and proud to be included in a special LGBTQ+ Trailblazers issue of the newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society.

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Biomedical engineers inspire 9th graders with neuroscience

“Help Cure Alzheimer’s Disease!,” a workshop hosted by students from the Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, provided an opportunity for high-school girls to contribute directly to Alzheimer’s research.

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Quantum computing pioneer to share insights in Bethe lectures

In the Spring 2022 Hans Bethe Lecture, physicist John Martinis will explain the basic concepts behind quantum computing, show recent data from a “quantum supremacy” experiment and explain future uses of quantum algorithms.