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Prasad testifies on promise, peril of digital currencies

Cornell economist Eswar Prasad testified July 18 before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade in Washington, D.C.

A holistic path to a finer palate

Wine enthusiasts may learn more if they draw a picture or tell a story about their tasting experience, rather than writing traditional tasting notes.

Visitors avoid national parks when air pollution is high

Visitors tend to avoid national parks when air pollution levels are high, according to a Cornell researcher and his colleagues. The work suggests better air quality at national parks could improve human health.

NSF funds fruit and vegetable preservation tech startup

Startup Farther Farms received a $225,000 NSF grant to research extending the shelf life of fruits and vegetables without chemicals, preservatives, refrigeration or freezing.

Lilyan Affinito leaves a legacy for women in leadership

Trustee emerita and Presidential Councillor Lilyan Affinito ’53 died June 29 at the age of 86.

eLab startup Specdrums acquired by robotics company

Specdrums, a music technology company and alumnus of Rev: Ithaca Startup Work and Cornell eLab, has been acquired by Sphero, a national robotics firm.

China cracks top 20 in Global Innovation Index

China broke into the world’s top 20 most-innovative economies as Switzerland retained its No. 1 spot in the 2018 Global Innovation Index ranking, published annually by Cornell and its partners.

Network shifts signaled financial crisis – and may prevent another

Two networks in the financial system interacted in a distinctive way during the devastating financial crisis of 2008, an insight that could help predict future crises.

Ithaca entrepreneurs light up region’s startup economy

The robust startup scene in Ithaca helps diversify the region’s economy, speakers said at the “State of Ithaca’s Startup Economy” event, hosted by the business incubator Rev: Ithaca Startup Works.