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Spatial maps give new view of gut microbiome

Cornell researchers developed an imaging tool to create intricate spatial maps of the locations and identities of hundreds of different microbial species, such as those that make up the gut microbiome.

A.D. White Professor-at-Large nominations due Dec. 11

Cornell faculty have until Friday, Dec. 11, to submit nominations for the A.D. White Professors-at-Large Program, specifically in the areas of humanities, life sciences and physical sciences. 

Five faculty members elected AAAS fellows

Five Cornell faculty members have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.

Worm-like, soil-swimming robots to measure crop underworld

A Cornell project funded by two separate three-year grants will develop worm-like, soil-swimming robots to sense and record soil properties, water, the soil microbiome and how roots grow.

‘Fairmandering’ draws fair districts using data science

A new mathematical method developed by Cornell researchers aims to inject fairness into the fraught process of political redistricting.

NSF to decommission Cornell-designed Arecibo telescope

The large Cornell-designed telescopic ‘ear’ at Arecibo, Puerto Rico, which listened for the enlightening crackle of the cosmos for nearly six decades, now hears silence.

Field geology at Mars’ equator points to ancient megaflood

Floods of unimaginable magnitude once washed through Mars’ Gale Crater equator around 4 billion years ago – a finding that hints at the possibility that life may have existed there.

Susan Daniel wields biomolecular weapons to fight COVID-19

Years before COVID-19 turned into a global pandemic, biomolecular engineer Susan Daniel was already looking for ways to defeat it. Now she’s expanding her coronavirus studies, blending engineering with virology and data science.

Stretchable sensor gives robots and VR a human touch

Cornell researchers have created a fiber-optic sensor that combines low-cost LEDs and dyes, resulting in a stretchable “skin” that detects deformations such as pressure, bending and strain.