Cornell University was founded as a private university in 1865. Cornell University has 4 state supported statutory or contract colleges. Cornell has two medical school hospital campuses. The main medical school is in New York City and the other is in Education City, Qatar. Cornell University has undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. About 40 Nobel Laureates and 28 Rhodes Scholars have been affiliated with Cornell University. Cornell University is known for its exceptional fund raising and expenditures in research. It is ranked fifth in fund raising among all universities in the U.S. Cornell University is noted for its work on developing crops for Africa, the study of quantum interactions in superconductors and other relevant research in the field of ecology, green energy and interesting work on snakes. Cornell University hosts 100 academic departments and numerous labs and institutes for individual study.
Antibody-making bacteria promise drug development
Monoclonal antibodies, proteins that bind to and destroy foreign invaders in our bodies, routinely are used as therapeutic agents to fight a wide range of maladies including breast cancer, leukemia, asthma, arthritis, psoriasis, ...
Scanning technology identifies artifacts in Jamestown graves
In Jamestown, Virginia, in 2013, archaeologists digging beneath a church built in 1608 made a remarkable discovery in the chancel: four graves. The coffins were long gone, victims of decay, but the coffin nails remained.
Saving oysters' future by digging up their paleo past
Despite long odds in the struggle to restore oyster reefs and boost the bivalves' survival, marine restoration professionals may wish to add a tool: paleontological history.
Language analysis predicts a coming betrayal
Being betrayed is worse than just being attacked. Someone you trusted as a friend and ally suddenly stabs you in the back.
Like paper, graphene twists and folds into nanoscale machines
The art of kirigami involves cutting paper into intricate designs, like snowflakes. Cornell physicists are kirigami artists, too, but their paper is only an atom thick, and could become some of the smallest machines the world ...
Human societies think fast and slow in cycles, mathematicians find
As humans have evolved, so has our capacity to think rationally and use resources wisely - right? Not necessarily. According to Cornell research, careful, deliberate decision-making is in constant competition with the more ...
Nano-style sheets may aid health, shield ecosystem
Microscopically, "nanomembrane" sheets made from nylon resemble a tangled web. The tiny iron oxide particles on the fiber surfaces can help clean toxic chemicals from water, but if the particles get separated from the web, ...
Cornell joins pleas for responsible AI research
The phrase "artificial intelligence" saturates Hollywood dramas – from computers taking over spaceships, to sentient robots overpowering humans. Though the real world is perhaps more boring than Hollywood, artificial intelligence ...
Polymer mold makes perfect silicon nanostructures
Using molds to shape things is as old as humanity. In the Bronze Age, the copper-tin alloy was melted and cast into weapons in ceramic molds. Today, injection and extrusion molding shape hot liquids into everything from car ...
Some honeybee colonies adapt in wake of deadly mites
A new genetics study of wild honeybees offers clues to how a population has adapted to a mite that has devastated bee colonies worldwide. The findings may aid beekeepers and bee breeders to prevent future honeybee declines.