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Randomness theory could hold key to internet security

In a new paper, Cornell Tech researchers identified a problem that holds the key to whether all encryption can be broken – as well as a surprising connection to a mathematical concept that aims to define and measure randomness.

Panel explores contexts of controversial monuments

In “Racism and the Future of Memorials,” a July 13 webinar, architects and scholars discussed Confederate monuments, transitional justice memorials and the remnants of black heritage in Harlem.

Listeria protein provides a CRISPR ‘kill switch’

A single protein derived from a common strain of bacteria found in the soil will offer scientists a more precise way to edit RNA, according to new Cornell food science research.

Law clinic helps NYTimes win access to COVID-19 data on race

The Cornell Law School First Amendment Clinic, working on behalf of its client, The New York Times, helped secure the release by the Center for Disease Control of previously unseen data that provides the most detailed look yet at nearly 1.5 million American coronavirus patients.

Pandemic injects new urgency into coronavirus collaborations

Susan Daniel and Gary Whittaker discuss their collaborations and others across Cornell’s campuses that are working to better understand the COVID-19 virus.

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Cornell Atkinson awards $1.1M to innovative projects

Cornell Atkinson has awarded seven Academic Venture Fund seed grants, totaling $1.1 million, for projects that engage faculty from eight Cornell colleges and 16 academic departments.

Steep NYC traffic toll would reduce gridlock, pollution

Cornell and the City College of New York research shows that by creating steep tolls for cars to enter Manhattan, traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced.

Big Red data: crunching numbers to fight COVID-19 and more

Cornell data scientists are developing models and mathematical techniques to address the world’s most vexing problems, from public health crises to climate change.

NYC mayor appoints McComas to climate change panel

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed Cornell’s Katherine McComas, Ph.D. ’00, to the New York City Panel on Climate Change on June 11.