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Milky Way neutron star pair illuminates cosmic cataclysms

A pair of binary neutron stars in the Milky Way galaxy – discovered by a pulsar survey developed at Cornell – is giving researchers a front-row seat what may be the stars’ eventual cataclysmic merger.

From fashion to fertility: CCMR pairs NY startups with faculty

The Cornell Center for Materials Research is helping startup companies create new, innovative products by connecting them with university researchers while also boosting economic development in New York state.

Astronomer Martha Haynes awarded Jansky Lectureship

The Jansky Lectureship recognizes outstanding contributions to the advancement of radio astronomy and is being awarded to Haynes “for her influential impact to our understanding of galaxies.”

When imaging atoms, blurrier is better

Cornell researchers developed a new form of electron microscopy that uses complex algorithms to achieve faster, more efficient imaging – and they obtained the best results by defocusing their detector and blurring the beam.

Engineering blog highlights student learning experiences

A new blog from Cornell Engineering, the ELI edublog, offers a window into how the college is enacting evidence-based, student-centered practices to support hundreds of undergraduates.

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Pandemic injects new urgency into coronavirus collaborations

Susan Daniel and Gary Whittaker discuss their collaborations and others across Cornell’s campuses that are working to better understand the COVID-19 virus.

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Cornell Atkinson awards $1.1M to innovative projects

Cornell Atkinson has awarded seven Academic Venture Fund seed grants, totaling $1.1 million, for projects that engage faculty from eight Cornell colleges and 16 academic departments.

Tudorita Tumbar receives Humboldt Research Award

Tudorita Tumbar, professor of molecular biology and genetics, has received a Humboldt Research Award in recognition of academic excellence in molecular biology.

Gender gaps in STEM college majors emerge in high school

New research shows that in U.S. higher education, women are more likely than men to enter and complete college, but they are less likely to earn degrees in STEM fields.