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Packard fellow McMahon rethinks neural-network computing

Using a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Peter McMahon, assistant professor of applied and engineering physics, aims to harness the power of photonics to build processors for neural networks that are more than 1,000 times more energy efficient. Read more

Corrosion can improve materials’ durability

Cornell researchers used advanced atomic modeling to explore the ways environment can influence the growth of cracks in alloys such as aluminum and steel – knowledge that could help engineers better predict, and possibly postpone, the failure of structures. Read more

Spectrum reveals extreme exoplanet is even more exotic

Considered an ultra-hot Jupiter – a place where iron gets vaporized, condenses on the night side and then falls from the sky like rain – the fiery, inferno-like WASP-76b exoplanet may be even more sizzling than scientists had realized. Read more