Beyond the ‘booms’: Book probes everyday disasters in South Baltimore, offers hope

In “Futures After Progress,” anthropologist Chloe Ahmann documents Curtis Bay’s industrial past and how it is grappling with pollution and the loss of steady work.

Students revive classic microchip fabrication with open-source tools

A unique project team enables Cornell undergraduates to use emerging open-source hardware to design, test and fabricate their own microchips – a complex, expensive process that is rarely available to students.

Cornell-USFQ bilateral exchange forges new partnership

A recently piloted bilateral exchange course is providing new engaged learning opportunities for students from Ithaca, New York to Quito, Ecuador. The partnership between Cornell University and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Cornell’s Global Hubs partner in Ecuador, is fusing collaboration in the classroom and in the field.

Around Cornell

Cornell Botanic Gardens’ pocket guide puts top sites in your palm

This new pocket-sized brochure gives you all you need to know to explore the gardens, natural areas, and gorges of Cornell Botanic Gardens.

Around Cornell

Satellite images of plants’ fluorescence can predict crop yields

Cornell researchers and collaborators have developed a new framework that allows scientists to predict crop yield without the need for enormous amounts of high-quality data – which is often scarce in developing countries, especially those facing heightened food insecurity and climate risk. 

Grow as you go: ‘Peecycling’ helps plants and compost thrive

Human urine could be a handy resource in tending home gardens and compost piles, thanks to an interdisciplinary collaboration between two Cornell Engineering students and plant scientist Rebecca Nelson.

Web editor by day rescues bats by night

Cornell Lab of Ornithology staff member Victoria Campbell spends her free time caring for bats in need – setting tiny broken bones, feeding babies, treating illness and nursing native bats back to health so they can be released. 

Slide rules, sundials and comedy: Bill Nye hails scientific solutions

“Science Guy” Bill Nye ’77 recalled the state of mechanical engineering when he was a student, and looked ahead to the field’s future at “Sibley 150,” a celebration of 150 years of mechanical engineering at Cornell.

China’s bid to decarbonize may have hidden costs

A new paper attempts to quantify how decarbonizing the China Southern Power Grid, which provides electricity to more than 300 million people, will negatively impact river basins and will reduce the amount of cropland in China.