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 […]

Super elastic electroluminescent ‘skin’ will soon create mood robots

Media note: View and download pictures and video of the electroluminescent ‘skin’ at https://cornell.box.com/stretchableskin. ITHACA, N.Y. – Imagine a health care robot that could display the patient’s temperature and pulse, and even reacts to a patient’s mood. It sounds futuristic, but a team of Cornell graduate students – led by Rob Shepherd, assistant professor of […]

New understanding of bones could lead to stronger man-made materials, osteoporosis treatment

ITHACA, N.Y. – Researchers at Cornell University have discovered that bone does something better than most man-made materials: it bounces back after it breaks. In an article published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Cornell scientists report that cancellous bone – the spongy foam-like type of bone found near joints and […]

Cornell, Sloan Kettering partner in $10M cancer center

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University, in partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), is opening a new $10 million Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence that brings together scientists, engineers, biologists and physicians to develop and translate new cancer care applications based on nanotechnology. The MSKCC-Cornell Center for Translation of Cancer Nanomedicines is funded with […]

Under Saturnian moon’s icy crust lies a ‘global’ ocean

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University researchers have learned that a global ocean lies beneath the moon’s thick icy crust by measuring with precision the tiny wobbles of Saturn’s moon Enceladus – whose cosmic quavers are detectable only in high-resolution images taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Cornell planetary scientists have analyzed more than seven years worth […]

Saving oysters by digging up their past

ITHACA, N.Y. – Restoring oyster reefs is not an easy task, but by digging deep and examining centuries-old reefs, marine restoration professionals may stand a better chance at bringing oysters back, said a new Cornell University and Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) study published in the August issue of the Journal of Shellfish Research. Stephen R. […]

Stiffer breast tissue in obese women promotes tumors

ITHACA, N.Y. – Women who are obese have a higher risk and a worse prognosis for breast cancer, but the reasons why remain unclear. A Cornell study published this month in Science Translational Medicine explains how obesity changes the consistency of breast tissue in ways that are similar to tumors, thereby promoting disease.   Media […]

Study: Global rainfall satellites require massive overhaul

ITHACA, N.Y. – Circling hundreds of miles above Earth, weather satellites are working round-the-clock to provide rainfall data that are key to a complex system of global flood prediction. A new Cornell University study warns that the existing system of space-based rainfall observation satellites requires a serious overhaul. Particularly in many developing countries, satellite-based flood […]