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In order to bring Marvel's newest Avenger to the big screen, the producers of 'Captain Marvel' contacted linguistics professor Michael Weiss with a task: Develop an alien language for the people of Torfa to be used in a scene that was to be shot in one week. Weiss gave the Herculean job to his Ph.D. students Ryan Hearn and Joseph Rhyne and they responded like heroes.

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Aaron Koning, an aquatic ecologist with Cornell University’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, began studying the effects of reserves on fish populations. “The fish seem to know where they are likely to be caught,” he explains. “If you stand near the boundary of a reserve and cast a shadow on fish lingering just outside it, the fish will inevitably go back into the reserve.”

"There is this willingness to support women in low-level political races or for lower level promotions when it has this service aspect, and then a sort of collapse of support at the highest levels, particularly the more masculine-coded domains," says Kate Manne, a professor of philosophy at Cornell University. "So I think that's part of what's going on."

“Self-driving car technology has made incredible advances over the last five years. Vastly improved vision technology combined with inputs from other sensors are getting us close to full autonomy," explains Bart Selman, professor of computer science at Cornell University. "However, we don't yet know whether we can reach the level of safety of a human driver within the next three to five years."

Inviting Wizkid to play Coachella last year was important, says Catherine Appert, assistant professor in Cornell University’s department of music and global hip hop cultures scholar. “The U.S. pop scene is becoming more open to artists from around the globe,” she says. “African artists themselves are being respected and valued.”

“This legislation will radically change the energy footprint of the built environment and will pay off in the long run with energy costs expected to rise and new business opportunities that will be generated by this forward thinking and radical policy,” says Timur Dogan, an architect and building scientist at Cornell University. 

Cornell University President Martha E. Pollack discusses lessons from the Cornell Tech project and offers three pieces of advice for Virginia Tech’s team. “Who cares that in the past, that wasn’t how it had been done?” Pollack says. “Be open-minded.”