AI-powered ‘sonar’ on smartglasses tracks gaze and facial expressions 

Cornell researchers have developed two technologies that track a person’s gaze and facial expressions through sonar-like sensing. 

Accuracy ‘nudges’ decrease misinformation-sharing on left, right

A collaboration between two research teams with opposing views found that, despite claims to the contrary, simply reminding people about the concept of accuracy improves the quality of information-sharing on both sides of the political aisle.

Wristband uses echos, AI to track hand positions for VR and more

Researchers have developed a wristband device that continuously detects hand positioning – as well as objects the hand interacts with – using AI-powered, inaudible soundwaves.

Townsend lecturer explores Anatolian origins of European literature

Sarah Morris, Steinmetz Professor of Classical Archaeology and Material Culture in the Department of Classics and the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, will deliver a trio of lectures on April 10, 12 and 15.

Around Cornell

Why kretek – ‘no ordinary cigarette’ – thrives in Indonesia

In a new book, anthropologist Marina Welker examines the staggering success of clove-laced tobacco cigarettes called “kretek” in Indonesia, the world’s second-largest cigarette market.

Vertebrate 3D scan project opens collections to all

A venture to digitize vertebrate museum collections and make them freely available online for anyone to access has created 3D CT scans of some 13,000 specimens.

‘A completely different game’: Faculty, students harness AI in the classroom

Faculty members are finding creative ways to deal with generative AI in their courses. Winners of Cornell’s 2024 Teaching Innovation Awards will discuss their approaches on April 11.

Opposing views of regulation emerge at Durland Lecture

This year’s Lewis H. Durland Memorial Lecture, held March 25 in Statler Auditorium, was a conversation between two finance experts with opposing ideological views; it was tied to Cornell’s academic theme year, “Freedom of Expression.”

Protect habitat to prevent pandemics

While world public health agencies are focused on how to react to the next pandemic once it has started, a new plan proposes using ecological perspectives to prevent disease outbreaks before they happen.