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Study shows difficulty in finding evidence of life on Mars

As scientists prepare to study Martian soil for signs of life, a new worry emerges. Acidic fluids once on Mars’ surface may have destroyed biological evidence hidden within the planet’s iron-rich clays.

NSF funding to help erase upstate NY’s digital divide

The NSF has awarded $1.5 million to Cornell engineers to help bridge New York’s digital divide by designing the nation’s first statewide Internet of Things public infrastructure.

Unplugged: Students build green trailer to energize tools

Around campus academic quads and residential areas, in the thick of autumn’s red and yellow leaves, soon there’ll be something green: a new tool-toting, solar power-generating trailer.

Twenty new Engaged Faculty Fellows named

Twenty faculty members from eight colleges have been named Engaged Faculty Fellows, committed to advancing community-engaged learning and scholarship at Cornell and within their academic disciplines.

‘Adaptive testing’ quickly IDs infections within social circles

The aggressive approach, which supplements other campus efforts to slow the virus’s spread, expands testing to those who may not meet the definition of a close contact.

NSF grant to fund economists’ active learning study

Two Cornell economics researchers have received a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to study the long-term effects of active learning and online instruction.

College of Arts and Sciences welcomes 27 new faculty

This school year, 27 new faculty members join the College of Arts and Sciences, adding to the College’s strengths in areas including inequality, climate change, behavioral economics, health policy, history of capitalism and moral psychology.


Alumni-fueled startups pitch clean-energy solutions

This year’s 76West Clean Energy Competition featured three Cornellian-led startups that could potentially generate economic development in the Southern Tier with clean-energy technology.

Laser jolts microscopic electronic robots into motion

A Cornell-led collaboration has created the first microscopic robots that incorporate semiconductor components, allowing them to be controlled – and made to walk – with standard electronic signals.