Cornell GPS receiver hitches a ride to space to find scientific ‘gold nuggets’

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University engineers have developed a new piece of technology to study charged particles in the plasma of space, on the edge of Earth’s atmosphere – known as “space weather.” These particles affect the performance of communications and navigation satellites. To study conditions in the ionosphere, a band between 50 and 600 […]

Two radio signals, one chip, open a new world for wireless communication

Media Note: Photos and a PDF copy of the paper can be downloaded at https://cornell.box.com/v/radiochip.   ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University engineers have devised a method for transmitting and receiving radio signals on a single chip, which could ultimately help change the way wireless communication is done. Separating the send and receive bands is difficult […]

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 […]

New robot has a human touch

ITHACA, N.Y. – Most robots achieve grasping and tactile sensing through motorized means, which can be excessively bulky and rigid. A Cornell University group has devised a way for a soft robot to feel its surroundings internally, in much the same way humans do. A group led by Robert Shepherd, assistant professor of mechanical and […]

Cornell awarded $7M to lead transportation research center

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University will receive up to $7 million in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) funding over five years to lead a consortium of universities in researching and developing new transportation innovations to limit adverse impacts on public health and the environment. The announcement was made Dec. 8 by U.S. Sens. Charles E. […]

Geologist available to comment on Chilean earthquake

Rick Allmendinger is a structural geologist who specializes in earthquake analysis at Cornell University – and he is also a visiting professor in the doctoral program at the Universidad Católica del Norte in Antofagasta, Chile. Allmendinger has been doing work in Argentina and Chile since 1981.   Media Note: A detailed analysis and history of major […]

Space technology to jump light-years ahead thanks to ExoMars mission

Mason Peck, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Cornell University, former NASA Chief Technologist and co-author of three books on planetary exploration and spacecraft mechanisms, says while the ExoMars mission will advance space technology needed to put humans on Mars, the mission to sustain an economy beyond Earth still faces financial hurdles. Bio: http://www.mae.cornell.edu/people/profile.cfm?netid=mp336 […]

Report offers Cornell University options to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035

ITHACA, N.Y. – Last spring, Provost Michael Kotlikoff called on the Senior Leaders Climate Action Group to explore options for the Ithaca campus to achieve climate neutrality by 2035, including a detailed financial analysis and feasibility study that would allow the university to make decisions based on costs and benefits in the context of its […]

Nanoparticle creates ‘wave of destruction’ in cancer cells

ITHACA, N.Y. – Nanoparticles known as Cornell dots, or C dots, have shown great promise as a therapeutic tool in the detection and treatment of cancer. Now, the ultrasmall particles – developed more than a dozen years ago by Ulrich Wiesner, the Spencer T. Olin Professor of Engineering at Cornell University – have shown they […]

NSF grant to fund entrepreneurial growth, innovation

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Upstate New York Alliance for Entrepreneurial Innovation – a partnership of Cornell University, the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and the University of Rochester – has been awarded $4.2 million from the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Program to lead entrepreneurship and commercialization support programs targeted at the scientific community through […]