Cornell to refashion textile industry through new $317 million partnership with MIT, Department of Defense

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell joins a collection of 32 universities to lead a $317 million public-private partnership that will fast-track innovations in “smart” fabrics for use in apparel, transportation, electronics and a wide range of consumer products, as well as protective gear for soldiers and first responders. The Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) Institute […]

U.S. patrols in the South China Sea are likely to boost Chinese military in the region

This week, the U.S. Defense Department dispatched a navy destroyer to contested waters near the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. While the White House has played down the deployment as part of a routine freedom of navigation operation, officials in Beijing denounced the move as a “deliberate provocation.” Jessica Chen Weiss, professor of […]