In push towards electric cars, batteries and fuel cells both in the mix

As electric vehicles come into the mainstream, tech enthusiasts are watching closely to see whether batteries or hydrogen fuel cells become the dominant power source for the cars of the future. But both technologies have asserted their value to automakers and can even work in concert, according to a Cornell University expert. Paul Mutolo, director […]

300 Brooklyn students to experiment with ‘Incredible Wearables’ at technology event

WHAT:          4-H National Youth Science Day to engage 100,000 students nationwide, including 300-plus at a Brooklyn elementary school through hands-on engineering challenge involving wearable technology WHEN:          Wednesday, Oct. 4, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE:        Public School 21, 180 Chauncey Street, Brooklyn, NY VISUALS:     300­ – 400 elementary students (grades 4-8) designing and […]

Center for Materials Research’s NSF funding extended, increased

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Cornell Center for Materials Research – which through research and education is enhancing national capabilities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and materials research at all levels – has been has been granted $23.2 million for the next six years from the National Science Foundation. The funding represents a 26 percent increase over the […]

New Yorkers worried about health care costs, less about quality of care

ITHACA, N.Y. – High cost is by far the most important health care issue for New Yorkers, and their concern about it is growing. In a recent survey of a representative sample of New York state residents, 58 percent said the high cost of health care is their biggest concern. That’s a rise of 12.6 […]

Geologists seek answers with largest deployment of seismometers along Alaskan Peninsula

  ITHACA, N.Y. – Using a fleet of airplanes, ships and intrepid scientists, Cornell is leading the largest single deployment of seismometers along the Alaskan Peninsula – a $4.5 million endeavor that geologists from across the country hope will solve long-standing mysteries about the region and the planet. “This is something I’ve wanted to see […]

Drone tech offers new ways to manage climate change

An innovation providing key clues to how humans might manage forests and cities to cool the planet is taking flight. Cornell researchers are using drone technology to more accurately measure surface reflectivity on the landscape, a technological advance that could offer a new way to manage climate change. “When making predictions about climate change, it’s […]

Cornell sheds high-energy X-ray light on Caterpillar’s welding technique

ITHACA, N.Y. – Heavy equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. partnered with Cornell University’s Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) to test Caterpillar’s computer modeling and improve the firm’s welding technique. The Illinois-based corporation is the first industry user for one of CHESS’s newest initiatives: InSitµ@CHESS, a center that provides user support for structural-materials analysis using CHESS’s […]

Imaging technology reveals copper is key to meeting future food and energy needs

Media Note: Images can be viewed and downloaded at ITHACA, N.Y. – For the first time, Cornell University researchers are using imaging capabilities at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) to explore how copper affects plant fertility. The work could provide key insights into how plants can be bred for better performance in […]

Energy-efficient accelerator was 50 years in the making

ITHACA, N.Y. – With the introduction of CBETA, the Cornell-Brookhaven ERL Test Accelerator, Cornell University and Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists are following up on the concept of energy-recovering particle accelerators first introduced by physicist Maury Tigner at Cornell more than 50 years ago. CBETA tests two energy-saving technologies for accelerators: energy recovery and permanent magnets. […]

Out of the blue: Cornell X-ray finds unique fingerprint in Medieval manuscript ink

Media Note: Images of the manuscript and testing process can be viewed and downloaded at ITHACA, N.Y. – Analyzing pigments in medieval illuminated manuscript pages at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source(CHESS) is opening up some new areas of research bridging the arts and sciences. Louisa Smieska and Ruth Mullett studied manuscript pages from Cornell […]