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BOOM 2017 showcases digital gadgets April 19

Applications of digital technology from academic disciplines across campus will be exhibited April 19 at the annual BOOM (Bits on Our Minds) exhibition.

Ithaca team wins high school programming contest

Two dozen teams competed in Cornell's fourth annual high school programming contest, with a team from Ithaca solving the most problems in the least time to take the trophy.

Student-led course sparks interest in data science

The Cornell Data Science Training Program is a 12-week, one-credit unofficial course offered through the Cornell Data Science project team and run by students.

Four faculty elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Cornell faculty members Stephen Coate, María Cristina García, Suzanne Mettler and Fred Schneider have been elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Engaged Graduate Student Grants fund 16 Ph.D. students

Sixteen Cornell doctoral students will collaborate with community partners from Ithaca to India on research projects supported by 2017 Engaged Graduate Student Grants.

Be careful what you tell your robot to do, expert warns

Artificial intelligence must be managed in ways that keep robots from doing harm accidentally, according to Daniel Weld, professor of computer science at the University of Washington.

Researchers link robots into surveillance teams

Researchers are developing a system to enable teams of robots to share information as they move around and if necessary get help in interpreting what they see, enabling them to conduct surveillance as a single entity with many eyes.

Students from across campus pitch business ideas

Students from 11 startup companies with products including organic skin care products and concussion detection devices pitched their ideas March 20, vying for the 2017 Student Business of the Year.

Study: Conservatives, liberals read different scientific books

Suggesting that science is not immune to political partisanship, new research by computational social scientist Michael Macy shows liberals and conservatives have stark differences in the types of scientific books they read.