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Cornell tests 'smart,' resilient underground infrastructure

Cornell tests 'smart,' resilient underground infrastructure

June 8, 2017

The future looks smart for underground infrastructure after a first-of-its-kind experiment testing advanced sensors was conducted June 6 at the Cornell Geotechnical Lifelines Large-Scale Testing... read more

Are consumers willing to pay a premium for self-driving cars?

Are consumers willing to pay a premium for self-driving cars?

May 12, 2017

New study reveals the market is split when it comes to autonomous technologies read more

Lake Source Cooling: Innovation, energy efficiency and environmental sustainability

Lake Source Cooling: Innovation, energy efficiency and environmental sustainability

May 11, 2017

Cornell’s Lake Source Cooling (LSC) facility is one of the most significant environmental initiatives ever undertaken by an American university. read more

Cornell heads to D.C. for Science March, sustainability summit

Cornell heads to D.C. for Science March, sustainability summit

April 13, 2017

Faculty will share ideas on climate change April 21-23 at the Smithsonian's Earth Optimism Summit, while students ascend Capitol Hill on April 21, and then walk in the national Science March on April... read more

NYC tunnel-borer named for Cornell engineer, suffragist

NYC tunnel-borer named for Cornell engineer, suffragist

March 30, 2017

A tunnel-boring machine that will repair New York City's Delaware Aqueduct has been named in honor of Nora Stanton Blatch Barney, Class of 1905, a suffragist civil engineer. read more

Cornell leaders discuss Earth Source Heat at Ithaca forum

Cornell leaders discuss Earth Source Heat at Ithaca forum

March 30, 2017

Members of Cornell's Senior Leaders Climate Action Group presented highlights of their report, 'Options for Achieving a Carbon Neutral Campus by 2035,' at a public meeting March 28 in downtown Ithaca. read more

EERI Project Team Wins 2017 Competition

EERI Project Team Wins 2017 Competition

March 20, 2017

EERI placed first at the 2017 Seismic Design Competition in Portland, Oregon read more

'Servant-leader' role suits Weber-Shirk, AguaClara program

'Servant-leader' role suits Weber-Shirk, AguaClara program

March 16, 2017

Students teach students and make many of the key decisions in AguaClara, a program that for more than a decade has helped communities in Honduras have potable running water. read more

This Invention Lets Rural Hondurans Clean Their Water—And Own the Treatment Plants

This Invention Lets Rural Hondurans Clean Their Water—And Own the Treatment Plants

March 10, 2017

AguaClara offers sustainable, low-cost solutions to communities in need. read more

Team Retriever wins Grand Prize at Cornell Animal Health Hackathon

Team Retriever wins Grand Prize at Cornell Animal Health Hackathon

February 20, 2017

Ezgi Demirayak (M.Eng.’17) was part of the grand prize winning team during the recent weekend-long event read more

Kotlikoff QA: Next steps toward campus carbon neutrality

Kotlikoff QA: Next steps toward campus carbon neutrality

February 16, 2017

Last fall the Cornell Senior Leaders Climate Action Group submitted its report exploring heating and energy options for the Ithaca campus to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035. Here, Provost Kotlikoff... read more

Cornell engineers look to help artic ships assess ice buildup

Cornell engineers look to help artic ships assess ice buildup

February 15, 2017

Cornell engineers have demonstrated a novel method to accurately monitor topside icing in seafaring ships using a combination of applied mathematics and computational mechanics. read more

Fuertes Observatory’s new museum goes 'back to the future'

Fuertes Observatory’s new museum goes 'back to the future'

February 2, 2017

Cornell’s Fuertes Observatory has a new museum featuring vintage observatory instruments, many collected by Estevan Fuertes, founding dean of CEE read more

New technique IDs micropollutants in New York waterways

New technique IDs micropollutants in New York waterways

January 23, 2017

Cornell engineers hope that clean water runs deep. They have developed a new way to test for more micropollutants in lakes and rivers that vastly outperforms conventional methods. read more

Using cellular networks to measure air quality

Using cellular networks to measure air quality

January 17, 2017

Prof Oliver Gao and Post-doc Noam David propagate microwaves as a way to detect air pollution. read more

How ride-sharing can improve traffic, save money, and help the environment

How ride-sharing can improve traffic, save money, and help the environment

January 6, 2017

Carpooling app research by Assistant Prof. Samaranakaye reveals a way to reduce traffic congestion... read more

Complex Systems, Network Science and Computation

Complex Systems, Network Science and Computation

January 4, 2017

Solving the world's most challenging problems... read more

American Astronautical Society (AAS) recognizes Reed Group with best paper to the 26th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting

American Astronautical Society (AAS) recognizes Reed Group with best paper to the 26th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting

January 3, 2017

Each year a single paper is recognized as the top technical contribution presented at the AAS/AIAA joint international event. read more