Standards on car emissions hurt industry, but help communities

The Environmental Protection Agency may loosen regulations on car emissions standards, including the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) legislation which binds automakers to a significant improvement in fuel efficiency by 2025. Cornell University experts comment on what this means for the environment, and the industry.   Max Zhang, associate professor of engineering and a fellow […]

Being more like men does not help women in STEM careers

ITHACA, N.Y. – Whenever Cornell University demographer Sharon Sassler talks about her latest research, she has to restrain herself from singing the lyric, “Why can’t a woman be more like a man?” from the musical “My Fair Lady.” Even when women were more like men 20 to 40 years ago, it didn’t help them get […]

Robot enthusiasts coming to Cornell to connect to robotics community

WHAT: Roboticists gather for two-day robotic showcase, research meeting, and job fair WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 29 to Sunday, Oct. 30 WHERE: Schwartz Auditorium, Rockefeller Hall, Cornell University MEDIA: The event is open to the public, but registration is required. Media members are asked to RSVP to Melissa Osgood in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 607-255-2059 […]

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 […]

Tompkins County area students to build simulated drones at science day event

WHAT: 4-H National Youth Science Day to engage 100,000 students nationwide, including 40 students from Tompkins Co. and the surrounding area, through STEM and Drone Discovery Day activities WHEN: Friday, Oct. 21, 4 – 6 p.m. WHERE: Room 102, Mann Library, Cornell University, MEDIA: The event is open to the media. Media members are asked […]

Exploration team shoots for the moon with water-propelled satellite

Media Note: To download video and images related to the Cube Quest Challenge, go to https://cornell.box.com/v/CornellCubeSat. ITHACA, N.Y. – A satellite propelled by the Earth’s most abundant natural resource? Yes, it’s true. Cislunar Explorers, a team of Cornell University students guided by Mason Peck, a former senior official at NASA and associate professor of mechanical […]

Cornell scientists convert carbon dioxide, create electricity

ITHACA, N.Y. – While the human race will always leave its carbon footprint on the Earth, it must continue to find ways to lessen the impact of its fossil fuel consumption. “Carbon capture” technologies – chemically trapping carbon dioxide before it is released into the atmosphere – is one approach. In a recent study, Cornell […]

Cornell to test new earthquake-resilient pipeline for Los Angeles

WHAT: Cornell to run full-scale simulation test on new earthquake-resilient pipeline WHEN: Wednesday, July 20, through Friday, July 22, 2016 WHERE: Geotechnical Lifelines Large-Scale Testing Facility, Thurston Hall, Cornell University MEDIA: Members of the media are welcome to attend, record and photograph the testing. Photo-friendly opportunities include the earthquake simulation on July 20 and pipeline […]

Exoplanet exploring researchers land at Cornell June 13-14

WHAT: Young researchers in exoplanet science will present research and discuss emerging ideas at the second annual Emerging Researchers in Exoplanet Science Symposium (ERES). WHEN: Monday, June 13 – Tuesday, June 14 WHERE: Room 120, Physical Sciences Building, Cornell University, Ithaca MEDIA: Members of the media are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to Daryl Lovell […]

Cornell opens $25M NSF platform for discovering new materials

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University is leading an effort that will empower scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs throughout the nation to design and create new interface materials – materials that do not exist in nature and possess unprecedented properties – thanks to a $25 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The Platform for the […]