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Space Tech Industry Day a convergence of research, business

Scientists, technologists and businesses will show how space will be explored in the years to come during the inaugural Space Tech Industry Day, a virtual symposium hosted by Cornell on April 23.

Elusive particle may point to undiscovered physics

Cornell researchers played a key role in an international collaboration that measured the magnetic field of the elusive subatomic particle known as the muon. Their findings provide strong evidence of an undiscovered type of fundamental physics.

Helicopter to attempt first trip on Mars surface

The drone-like device “Ingenuity” will face the challenge of flying in an atmosphere only 1% as dense as the Earth’s surface, says Rob Sullivan, a member of the Mars 2020 mission.

From Cornell to NASA to an icy moon of Jupiter

Laura Jones-Wilson, M.S. ’10, Ph.D. ’12, learned the term ‘aerospace engineer’ from watching ‘Star Trek’ episodes. With a Cornell education, she has landed her dream job at NASA.

Aluminum-anode batteries offer sustainable alternative

Cornell researchers are using low-cost aluminum to create a rechargeable battery that is safer, less expensive and more sustainable than lithium-ion batteries.

Library service interruptions and updates

Cornell University Library urges patrons to plan ahead of upcoming, temporary service interruptions.

Around Cornell

Innovator Swanson to receive Engineering alumni award

John A. Swanson ’61, M.Eng. ’63, an innovator in the application of finite-element methods of engineering, will be honored with the 2021 Cornell Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award.

Postdoc receives NASA Hubble Fellowship to study exoplanets

Jake Turner, postdoctoral researcher in astronomy, has been named a Sagan Fellow in the program, where he will continue his research on magnetic fields, atmospheres and orbital evolution of exoplanets.

Sustainability efforts shine with new solar collectors

A new solar collector array atop Guterman Research Center is one of several sustainability projects, from reusable dining serviceware to living laboratory experiments, that are continuing apace despite the many interruptions made by COVID-19 to campus life.