Associate Professor Christopher Hernandez and his team have made a breakthrough discovery about how the internal structure of bone can be strengthened to withstand repeated wear and tear. This finding... Read more about Bone breakthrough may lead to more durable airplane wings
Breakthrough Starshot ‘Sprites’ in Orbit
Centauri Dreams.org - Imagining and Planning Interstellar Exploration. 'Sprites' are four-gram spacecraft that was just launched on the Venta-1 satellite.
'Sprites' are four-gram spacecraft, developed and tested at Cornell since 2007. This technology is now at the core of the Breakthrough Starshot project, whose goal is to send a small probe to the nearest star system. MAE Professor Mason Peck and Dr. Zac Manchester, who received his Ph.D. from Cornell MAE in 2015, are currently on the Advisory Board for the Breakthrough Prize Foundation. The Foundation just launched a Sprite on the Venta-1 satellite, the first successful demonstration of Sprite communications from over 1000 km away.
More here: https://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=38201
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Virginia McAuley, Executive Assistant to the Director of MAE, was chosen to be recognized as the Person of the Month for November 2019 by Diversity Programs in Engineering! This recognition comes as a... Read more about Staff in MAE recognized as Person of the Month by DPE
Professors Sara C Pryor (EAS) and Rebecca J Barthelmie (MAE) are partners on a new major grant from the Department of Energy Office of Science "An integrated evaluation of the simulated hydroclimate... Read more about Faculty receive major grant from the Department of Energy Office of Science