Dan Huttenlocher, dean and vice provost of Cornell Tech, who positioned the campus as one of the most forward-thinking and interdisciplinary in the nation, will step down Aug. 1 to become dean of MIT’s new college of computing.
Cornell researchers explored whether an algorithm could be trained to sort digitized Dadaist journals from non-Dada modernist journals – a formidable task, given that many consider Dada inherently undefinable.
The Mars rover Opportunity, NASA’s robotic geologist fitted with an array of tools to search for evidence of water, ended its mission Feb. 13 – three weeks after its 15th anniversary and long past its 90-day warranty.
Researchers at Cornell Tech found that people are far more likely to say they believe news stories that align with their own political views no matter what outlet they’re from. But when offered a cash bonus for accuracy, participants were more likely to trust the news stories that countered their views.