Cornell to lead carbon-cutting effort in aluminum recycling

A new Cornell-led project aims to use and reduce carbon dioxide emissions and residue from aluminum recycling – a carbon-heavy process – to produce high value products and address climate change.

Air Force extends support for AFRL Regional Hub Networks for the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest Regions

The two-year contract extension for the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regional hub networks, based at Cornell University and Purdue University respectively, signals AFRL’s commitment to supporting the Hub Networks and the critical connections they have enabled within less than two years of operating.

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Quantum speed from a sea of excitons

Two-dimensional materials could be key to creating a computer that is ultrafast and consumes less energy.

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Molecular properties are only weakly correlated, study finds

An international team of researchers, including chemist Robert DiStasio of Cornell, has introduced a novel concept, “freedom of design,” that has important implications in the fields of rational molecular design and computational drug discovery.

Lifestyle impacts green benefits of remote work

Depending on lifestyle choices and work arrangements, remote workers can have a 54% lower carbon footprint compared with onsite workers, according to a new study by Cornell and Microsoft.

Combustion powers bug-sized robots to leap, lift and race

Researchers combined soft microactuators with high-energy-density chemical fuel to create an insect-scale quadrupedal robot that is powered by combustion and can outperform its electric-driven competitors.

Nobel Prize winner to talk about science education research

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Carl Wieman will visit campus Sept. 25-29 as an A.D. White Professor-at-Large, working with students and faculty and offering a public talk about his work in science education.

Researchers commercialize rare-earth tech with I-Corps help

The program helped Alexa Schmitz, Ph.D. ’18, and colleagues explore the market potential for their sustainable way of extracting rare earth elements used in many electronics.

Decadal survey sets agenda for biological, physical sciences in space

The National Academies’ latest decadal survey, “Thriving in Space,” released Sept. 12, provides a roadmap for biological and physical sciences research, from the low orbit of Earth to the surface of Mars, through 2033.