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NASA extends Cornell-involved Juno, InSight missions

NASA’s Juno spacecraft and the InSight lander have both received mission extensions, the space agency announced Jan. 8. Cornell astronomers serve key roles on both projects.

A&S selects 24 sophomores for College Scholar program

The College Scholar Program in the College of Arts & Sciences allows students to design their own interdisciplinary major, organized around a question or issue of interest, and pursue a course of study that cannot be found in an established major.

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Powerful design software brings student ideas to life

With just a push of a button, faculty and students can create dozens of design variations for anything they want to build. It's all thanks to Cornell's partnership with engineering-software company Autodesk, which is helping students win competitions and improve their research.

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Astronomers find possible hints of gravitational waves

Astronomers report the first faint, low-frequency whispers that may be gravitational waves from supermassive, merging black holes in distant galaxies.

Astronomers agree: Universe is nearly 14 billion years old

Astronomers, including Cornell’s Steve Choi, have used observations, plus a bit of cosmic geometry, to propose that the universe is 13.77 billion years old – give or take 40 million years.

Data on armed conflict reveals patterns in violent chaos

A study of the size, duration and actors involved in more than 100,000 conflicts suggests a model that can make quantitative predictions about the structure of war on large scales.

Physics without fear: a course for students across disciplines

Assistant professor Natasha Holmes redesigned her course Physics of the Heavens and Earth with innovative active learning activities so that non-majors could better understand the concepts.

New imaging method views soil carbon at near-atomic scales

A new study describes a breakthrough method for imaging the physical and chemical interactions that sequester carbon in soil at near atomic scales, which may have implications for mitigating climate change.

NYS can achieve 2050 carbon goals with Earth’s help

By delving into scientific and economic data, Cornell engineers have examined whether New York could achieve a statewide carbon-neutral economy by 2050. Their finding: Yes – and with five years to spare.