Physicists build muscle for shape-changing, cell-sized robots

Media Note: Images can be viewed and downloaded at You can also watch this Vimeo video about the work. ITHACA, N.Y. – An electricity-conducting, environment-sensing, shape-changing machine the size of a human cell? Is that even possible? Cornell physicists Paul McEuen and Itai Cohen not only say yes, but they’ve actually built the “muscle” for one. With postdoctoral […]

Odds of a perfect NCAA bracket? 1-in-9.2 quintillion

As basketball fans around the country finalize their NCAA brackets today, John Pike, a professor of mathematics at Cornell University who specializes in probability and statistics, offers some advice to increasing your perfect bracket probability. Pike says:   “The 1-in-9.2 quintillion estimate is based on the assumption that each guess of a particular game outcome […]