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From big picture to small screens, student projects tackle problems with tech

At the annual BOOM (Bits on Our Minds) showcase April 24 in Duffield Hall, more than 200 students used technology to try to solve problems large and small, local and international, for entertainment, convenience, increased equity or social good.

To aid Cameroon students with test prep, earn their trust

When it comes to studying for their all-important baccalaureate exam, students in Cameroon are largely left to their own devices. Now a team of Cornell researchers wants to use those devices to help them prepare for the test.

Fellowship to help Cornell Engineering graduates attend Cornell Tech

A new fellowship funded by Don Follett ’52 and Mibs Follett ’51 aims to encourage Cornell Engineering graduates to pursue master’s degrees at Cornell Tech, boosting the pipeline of students and cementing connections between the two campuses.

AI-generated profiles? Airbnb users prefer a human touch

If everyone uses algorithmically generated profiles, users trust them, according to a new study from Cornell researchers. However, if only some hosts choose to delegate writing responsibilities to artificial intelligence, those with AI-generated profiles are likely to be distrusted.

Rawlings scholars exhibit wide-ranging research

About three dozen Cornell seniors presented their undergraduate research at the 17th annual Hunter R. Rawlings III Research Scholars Senior Expo on April 17.

New way to ‘see’ objects accelerates future of self-driving cars

Cornell researchers have discovered an inexpensive and accurate method for self-driving cars to detect three-dimensional objects, potentially revolutionizing the autonomous vehicle industry.

‘World According to Sound’ creators to be artists-in-residence

Cornell’s Media Studies Initiative has announced that radio producers Chris Hoff ’02 and Sam Harnett, co-creators of the 90-second public radio show and podcast, “The World According to Sound,” will be artists in residence in Fall 2019.

BOOM to showcase more student tech projects than ever

From robots playing video games to the next Uber competitor, cutting-edge technologies created by more than 200 students will be on display at BOOM 2019 on April 24, from 4-6 p.m. in the Duffield Hall atrium.

Online health searches in Africa reveal stigmas, needs

Researchers have collected and analyzed health-related internet search terms from all 54 countries in Africa, finding that searches such as “Does garlic cure AIDS?” can reveal pockets of disease prevalence, cultural stigmas and urgent needs for accurate health information.