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Cornell Tech, a graduate school on Roosevelt Island in the East River, started with just seven students in 2013. Since then, it has become one of the most visible symbols of New York City’s booming technology sector – and a major selling point in the bid to persuade Amazon to build a headquarters in Queens. Josh Hartmann, the chief practice officer at Cornell Tech, says technology-focused schools are an integral part of what he called a “virtuous cycle” that drives New York City’s tech industry.  

Cornell University has been researching hemp, including how attractive its pollen is to honeybees, which pathogens attack it and medicinal uses. Joe Wakshlag, an associate professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine, and Larry Smart, a horticulture professor at CALS, discuss their hemp research.

“Taking aim at smaller targets is ironically a positive sign that Beijing does not want the Huawei arrest to derail the truce in US-China trade tensions,” says Jessica Chen Weiss, a China expert at Cornell University.

In the Ford case, Kevin Clermont, a law professor at Cornell University, says the victims would have a “real problem” to overcome the U.S. statute of limitations in a civil lawsuit, which usually allows claims only up to six years.

“After Congress struggled to understand how Facebook operated, and thus what its responsibilities ought to be, we should expect even more confusion in testimony from Google,” says professor of communication Drew Margolin. “Social networks sites are a recent invention, but the basic concept of what they do is intuitive to human beings, whereas search engines are much more complex, which makes their public responsibility much harder to gauge.”

“What you're hearing,” says Don Banfield, a researcher at Cornell University who worked on the air pressure sensor, “is just the wind noise blowing on all of the things in our vicinity.”