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Using microbes, scientists aim to extract rare-earth elements

A U.S. Department of Energy agency has awarded $1 million to Cornell researchers, who are using programmed microbes to mine rare-earth minerals used in consumer electronics and advanced renewable energy.

Study reveals key course features that draw diverse students

A field study conducted by Cornell researchers showed that the way courses are presented online is related to participation by historically underrepresented students.

Earphone tracks facial expressions, even with a face mask

Cornell researchers have invented an earphone that can continuously track full facial expressions – and translate them into emojis or silent speech commands.

Klarman Fellow examines tech policy via social science

Baobao Zhang’s three-year Klarman Postdoctoral Fellowship in the College of Arts and Sciences is an opportunity to research technology policy, particularly on the governance of emerging technologies such as AI.

Cornell to receive ‘on-campus’ accreditation visit via Zoom

Indicative of the coronavirus era, Cornell next month will be among the first universities to receive an accreditation visit via Zoom.

$3.3M gift to support CIS diversity efforts

A $3.3 million gift from the Hopper-Dean Foundation will fund the creation of an Office of Diversity and Inclusion in Computing and Information Science, in addition to new fellowships and support for existing programs.

Device tracks house appliances through vibration, AI

To boost efficiency in typical households, Cornell researchers have developed a single device that can track 17 types of appliances using vibrations.

Tool transforms world landmark photos into 4D experiences

Cornell researchers have developed a method to create maneuverable 3D images that show changes in appearance over time.

Algorithm improves fairness of search results

In a new paper, Cornell researchers introduce a tool they’ve developed to improve the fairness of online rankings without sacrificing their usefulness or relevance.