Families invited to an afternoon of creatures, robots and LEGOs, Jan. 28 at Cornell

WHAT: Eleventh Annual FIRST LEGO League Junior Expo WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 28, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., 2017 WHERE: Duffield Hall Atrium, Cornell University campus ITHACA, N.Y. – Swing like a monkey, fly like a bat or hop like a frog to the Eleventh Annual FIRST LEGO League Junior Expo – hosted by the Cornell […]

Starshot: Committee member and former NASA technologist available to discuss mission to Alpha Centauri

Internet investor and science philanthropist Yuri Milner was joined at One World Observatory yesterday by renowned cosmologist Stephen Hawking to announce a new breakthrough initiative focusing on space exploration and the search for life in the universe. Breakthrough Starshot is a $100 million research and engineering program aiming to demonstrate proof of concept for light-propelled […]

Cornell nano lab opens doors to public for first time to spark innovations in energy, medicine, tech

ITHACA, N.Y. – A nanomaterials research laboratory inside Cornell University’s Kimball Hall is opening its doors to the public for the first time, expecting to draw interest from students, researchers and companies looking to gain access to its state-of-the-art equipment and spark innovations in energy, medicine and technology. The unique opportunity comes with the expiration […]

Cornell, Museum of Science Fiction announce CubeSat competition during White House Astronomy Night

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University, The Museum of Science Fiction and NASA Space Grant consortia grantees are hosting a competition for high-school students to get CubeSat projects they develop launched into space. The announcement was made Oct. 19 during White House Astronomy Night. CubeSats are small spacecraft that use commercially available space technologies and simple […]

$50M gift creates Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering

A decade after its creation, Cornell University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering has received a $50 million endowment gift that will expand and elevate it as the Nancy E. and Peter C. Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering. Representing the largest single philanthropic commitment by individual donors to one of the university’s colleges in Ithaca, the gift […]

First functional, synthetic immune organ with controllable antibodies created by engineers

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University engineers have created a functional, synthetic immune organ that produces antibodies and can be controlled in the lab, completely separate from a living organism. The engineered organ has implications for everything from rapid production of immune therapies to new frontiers in cancer or infectious disease research. The first-of-its-kind immune organoid […]

Institute for Pale Blue Dots renamed in honor of Carl Sagan

ITHACA, N.Y. – Carl Sagan longed to explore other worlds, to learn if they, too, contain life. A research institution devoted to the pursuit of this challenge, the Carl Sagan Institute: Pale Blue Dot and Beyond, was unveiled May 9 at Cornell University, Sagan’s teaching and research home for most of his career. The inauguration […]

New climate projections paint bleak future for tropical coral reefs

ITHACA, N.Y. – As greater atmospheric carbon dioxide boosts sea temperatures, tropical corals face a bleak future. New climate model projections show that conditions are likely to increase the frequency and severity of coral disease outbreaks, reports a team of researchers led by Cornell University scientists, published today (May 4) in Nature Climate Change. Download […]

Cornell Police seeks public’s help after suspicious device removed from campus

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University Police (CUPD) is seeking the public’s help in gathering information related to a suspicious device that was removed from campus today by the Endicott Bomb Squad. A CUPD officer was approached at 2:07 p.m. by a Cornell employee who reported a suspicious package located outdoors along Sciences Drive between Clark […]

M.H. Abrams, beloved professor, literary scholar, dies at 102

ITHACA, N.Y. – M.H. “Mike” Abrams, the influential literary critic and beloved Cornell University English professor who edited the renowned reference “The Norton Anthology of English Literature” for four decades, died April 21 at Kendal of Ithaca. He was 102. Abrams, who received the National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama last July, was the […]