Three faculty members elected AAAS fellows

Cornell faculty members Ailong Ke, David Shmoys and Martin T. Wells have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.

In search for alien life, purple may be the new green

Purple bacteria is one of the primary contenders for life that could dominate a variety of Earth-like planets orbiting different stars, and would produce a distinctive "light fingerprint," Cornell scientists report.

New book gives insider’s view of cosmic search for life

Clues about life on exoplanets could be as strange as a bioluminescent glow or a rainbow hue, astronomer Lisa Kaltenegger describes in her new book, “Alien Earths: The New Science of Planet Hunting in the Cosmos.” 

Course for veterans to expand microchip workforce in New York state

The Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility has partnered with two academic institutions to offer a free Microelectronics and Nanomanufacturing Certificate Program to veterans and their dependents.

Hubble Fellow chooses Cornell for postdoc

Physicist Keefe Mitman will work with Nils Deppe, assistant professor of physics, on the Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes (SXS) Collaboration on improving gravitational wave models to aid with the LIGO-Virgo-Kagra Collaboration’s detection and characterization of compact binary encounters.

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Postdoctoral fellows to lead sustainability research on four continents

Cornell Atkinson has announced its 2024 Postdoctoral Fellows, who work jointly with a Cornell advisor and an external advisor from a partner organization.

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Totality awesome: 400 students travel north for rare eclipse

More than 400 students rode eight charter buses to Rochester, New York, to witness the total solar eclipse. Back on campus, students gathered in locations including Libe Slope, Ho Plaza and the Arts Quad.

Cornell Cinema offers tasty, mind-stretching Science on Screen showings

Science on Screen® supports creative pairings of current, classic, cult, and documentary films with introductions by figures from the world of science, technology and medicine. 

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Researchers produce grafts that replicate the human ear

Using state-of-the-art tissue engineering techniques and a 3D printer, researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell Engineering have assembled a replica of an adult human ear that looks and feels natural.