It’s too early to mourn Cassini, the quintessential discovery machine

On April 26, Cassini will start a series of dives through the 1,500-mile-wide gap between Saturn and its rings as part of the mission’s grand finale. Jonathan Lunine, is the director of the Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science and has worked on a variety of aspects of the Cassini mission, including the radar […]

Forcing a U-turn on tips reverses Uber’s NYC gains

Uber may be required to provide passengers a way to tip their drivers via their app in New York City if a plan by city’s taxi regulator is put into place. Professor Alex Susskind is an expert on consumer behavior and satisfaction at the Hotel School at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. Just […]

Audio landscapes take listeners to Manhattan before it was Manhattan

Experience Manhattan’s natural world before the Dutch arrived during journalists-only audio showcase and virtual reality immersion premiere WHO:            Creators of “Calling Thunder: The Unsung History of Manhattan” project unveil soundscapes and 360 experience of the natural world of Manhattan island before the Dutch arrival with a formal audio presentation, and break-out sessions for journalists to […]

Brooklyn makeathon challenges students to develop assistive technology for people with disabilities

WHAT:          More than 180 engineers, coders and developers to create physical protoypes of assistive technology for people with disabilities at three-day makeathon event WHEN:          Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 23 WHERE:        New Lab at Brooklyn Navy Yard, 19 Morris Avenue, Brooklyn MEDIA:         The event is open to the media. Reporters are asked […]

Scholars call bull on bull sculptor stomping ‘Fearless Girl’

Artist Arturo Di Modica, the man who sculpted Wall Street’s iconic “Charging Bull”, has been outspoken in his disapproval of the new “Fearless Girl” statue and has asked the city to remove it. Kate Harding, the assistant director of the Cornell University Women’s Resource Center and author of Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of […]

Did you catch that? Robot’s speed of light communication could protect you from danger

  Media Note: To view and download a “model” image of the technology, go to https://cornell.box.com/v/robotsurveillance.   ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University researchers are developing a system to enable teams of robots to share information as they move around, and if necessary, interpret what they see. This would allow the robots to conduct surveillance as […]

Trump out of his league in meeting with Xi

The heads of the world’s two largest economies are scheduled to meet this weekend to face-off on a range of issues – from trade to North Korea’s provocations. Allen Carlson, professor of government and expert in Chinese politics at Cornell University, says Trump’s glaring inconsistent approach to China coupled with his lack of vision and […]

Breakthrough telescope to map origins of stars, galaxies and the ‘cosmic dawn’

Media Note: Telescope renderings and additional information can be viewed and downloaded at https://cornell.box.com/v/CCATProject.   ITHACA, N.Y. – A unique and powerful telescope capable of mapping the sky at submillimeter and millimeter wavelengths is headed to South America. With a slated completion date of 2021, the 6-meter aperture telescope, Cerro Chajnantor Atacama Telescope-prime (CCAT-p), will […]

New privacy bill tilts power away from consumers

Congress recently approved a bill to overturn the nation’s strongest internet privacy protections. President Trump is expected to sign the bill into law this week. Cornell University engineering professor Stephen Wicker has briefed the U.S. government on cyber security, information technology and privacy concerns and is the author of “Cellular Convergence and the Death of […]

Samsung S8: Expect bells and whistles, but battery is key

Samsung is expected to reveal the new Galaxy S8 phone on March 29. Hector Abruña, the director of the Energy Materials Center at Cornell University and an expert on lithium ion batteries, says battery safety needs to be Samsung’s main priority as the company introduces new phones, like the S8. He’s available for comment after […]