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In global south, building sewers may spur health, economy

Cities in the “global south” – densely populated urban areas that are part of low-income countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America – should phase out pit latrines, septic tanks and other on-site methods of human waste management, according to a Cornell researcher.

Cornell geologists detect rapid ‘ice stream’ at Arctic glacier

Cornell geologists, examining the desolate Vavilov ice cap on the northern fringe of Siberia in the Arctic Circle, have for the first time observed the rapid ice loss from an improbable new river of ice.

Astronaut conducts Cornell experiment on space station

Orbiting 250 miles above the Earth on the International Space Station, astronaut and station commander Luca Parmitano on Dec. 10-11 conducted a Cornell-designed experiment that will help validate numerical models used for a number of industrial and geophysical applications.

Collaboration yields insights into mosquito reproduction

Four Cornell researchers took a deeper look at mosquito reproduction with the goal of helping humans combat outbreaks of diseases such as dengue and Zika, which are worsening as the climate warms.

Smart intersections could reduce autonomous car congestion

Cornell researchers developed a first-of-its-kind model to control traffic and intersections in order to increase autonomous car capacity on urban streets, reduce congestion and minimize accidents.

Celebration marks prototype accelerator getting up to speed

Staff, university leaders, industry partners and government representatives attended a Dec. 5 celebration of the launch of the Cornell-Brookhaven ERL Test Accelerator facility, known as CBETA.

Students go all in at robotics competition

More than 100 engineering students let off some end-of-semester steam and tried not to blow any gaskets at the annual Robotics Day competition, held Dec. 10 in Duffield Hall atrium.

Students’ hot new ice cream offers pinch of cayenne

Sweet meets heat in “We Cayenne Change the World,” a rich, velvety chocolate ice cream, with a burst of cayenne pepper. Get an extra scoop, as it won Cornell’s annual Food Science 1101 final project.

Veho Institute launches, establishes center at Cornell Tech

Cornell Engineering has launched the Veho Institute for vehicle intelligence, formally partnering Cornell with Italian universities and luxury automakers, and establishing a new academic center at Cornell Tech.