Alternative statistical method could improve clinical trials

An alternative statistical method honed and advanced by Cornell researchers can make clinical trials more reliable and trustworthy while also helping to remedy what has been called a “replicability crisis” in the scientific community.

Pioneering professor Trevor Pinch dies at 69

Trevor Pinch, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Science & Technology Studies, who helped found multiple areas of study related to science, technology and sound, died Dec. 16 after living with cancer for more than four years. He was 69.

AI powers autonomous materials discovery

A new artificial intelligence tool developed by Cornell researchers promises to help speed up searches for novel metastable materials with unique properties in fields such as renewable energy and microelectronics.

Wearables, robotics highlight Information Science student showcase

Dozens of projects from student designers and makers from three Cornell Ann S. Bowers College Department Information Science courses occupied the Duffield Hall atrium on Thursday, Dec. 9 as part of a joint semester-end showcase. Featuring robotics and wearable devices of all kinds, the showcase included projects from three Department of Information Science courses.

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Students completing their studies eye the future

Around 1,450 Cornell students completed their studies this month. While the December Recognition Ceremony was canceled, some shared their university experiences.

Students best corporate sponsor in robot contest

A bit of history was made in the annual robotics competition, Dec. 7 in the atrium of Duffield Hall, where a robot created by Cornell students defeated the corporate sponsor’s robot in a head-to-head block-gathering challenge.

Naturally, ‘Berry Great Outdoors!’ scoops ice cream victory

Pining for ice cream? This campy mix of graham cracker swirl, fudge, toasted marshmallow flavor and berries, has won top honors in a food science class annual competition.

Start smart with smartphone privacy and safety

Whether you’re using the same old phone, or you received a new smartphone as a holiday gift, the last thing you want to do is put yourself — and your personal information — at risk. Vitaly Shmatikov, professor of computer science in the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science and at Cornell Tech, offers four tips to consider for smartphone app security as we head into the New Year.

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Climate-driven disease compromises seagrass health

In an oceanic omen for climate change’s intensifying effects, Cornell-led research shows that seagrass suffers from a wasting disease and root-system deterioration.