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Machine learning enhances X-ray imaging of nanotextures

Intricate nanotextures in thin-film materials offer scientists a new, streamlined approach to analyzing potential candidates for quantum computing and microelectronics.
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New center merges math, AI to push frontiers of science

The Scientific Artificial Intelligence Center is being launched with a grant from the Office of Naval Research.
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$10M gift boosts quantum science at Cornell

The gift will support study of the mysterious behavior of matter at atomic and subatomic scales, strengthening the university’s position as a leader in quantum science and technology.
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Collaborative faculty win Vaughn Award for cartilage research

Physics professor Itai Cohen is among four Cornell faculty members who received the 2022 Kappa Delta Ann Doner Vaughn Award for their collaborative research on the mechanics and composition of articular cartilage and its relevance to disease.
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Video: Spacecraft destined for orbit following balloon test

Cornell students, including some from Arts and Sciences, have begun building the final version of Alpha CubeSat – a small satellite that will carry a first-of-its-kind light sail, hologram-embossed solar panels and several other new techniques for deep-space travel.
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Researchers receive $5.4M to advance quantum science

“I’m excited to push magnetic materials into the quantum limit to enable new ways to make quantum devices."
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Dennis Schroeder/National Renewable Energy Laboratory A solar cell made with perovskite, shown here, show promise as an energy-efficient, scalable and longer-lasting way to create solar panels.


Thermal analysis guides future design of 2D hybrid materials

Cornell engineers are the first to study thermal transport in 2D hybrid perovskites – a new class of materials with promising applications for photovoltaics and thermoelectronics.
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Space Tech Industry Day a convergence of research, business

A constellation of scientists, technologists and businesses will offer a glimpse into how space will be explored in the years to come during the inaugural Space Tech Industry Day, a virtual symposium hosted by Cornell on April 23.
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Rewritable magnetic patterning: think tiny Etch A Sketch

Cornell researchers, including Dan Ralph, the F.R. Newman Professor of Physics in the College of Arts & Sciences, have demonstrated a technique for writing, erasing and rewriting microscopic magnetic patterns onto a material – a concept tested by writing and erasing “Cornell” eight times onto the sample. This achievement will aid in the research of magnetism for ultrafast computer memory and other applications.

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Cornell receives nearly $3.5M in federal push for quantum information research

Four Cornell researchers have received grants from the U.S. Department of Energy as part of a $218 million federal push to advance quantum information science.

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Breakthrough made in atomically thin magnets

Cornell researchers have become the first to control atomically thin magnets with an electric field, a breakthrough that provides a blueprint for producing exceptionally powerful and efficient data storage in computer chips, among other applications.

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$9M grant will create neurotech research hub at Cornell

New tools developed at Cornell will provide neuroscientists an unprecedented glimpse into the inner workings of the brain.
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Crafting new tools to explore thoughts, dreams and memories

Technological breakthroughs are giving Cornell Neurotech researchers unprecedented glimpses into the brain.