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.
Popular origami pattern makes the mechanical switch
An origami paper-folding pattern called the square twist is the basis of a microscopic switch that Cornell physicists say could lead to origami-inspired materials and machines.
Car safety system could anticipate driver's mistakes
It may be a while yet before we have cars that drive themselves, but in the near future your car may help you drive. In particular, it could warn you when you're about to do something stupid.
DNA 'spool' modification affects aging and longevity
Research on a modified protein around which DNA is wrapped sheds light on how gene regulation is linked to aging and longevity in nematodes, fruit flies and possibly humans.
Cell's protein-making machines shift modes under stress
Similar to a hybrid car that switches from gas to electric as it drives on major highways and secondary roads, Cornell researchers have discovered that the cell's protein-making machinery, called ribosomes, exists in a hybrid ...
Women preferred 2:1 over men for STEM faculty positions, study finds
For decades, sexism in higher education has been blamed for blocking women from landing academic positions in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.
Female reproductive tract assists swimming sperm
In mammalian reproduction, sperm have a tough task: like trout swimming upstream, they must swim against a current through a convoluted female reproductive tract in search of the unfertilized egg.
Book details how biofuel policies affect food prices
Since their inception in 2006, biofuel policies have created turmoil in the world grains and oilseeds markets and made a more profound impact on society than any other topic in food policy and agricultural economics, according ...
High-temperature superconductor 'fingerprint' found
(Phys.org) —Theorists and experimentalists working together at Cornell may have found the answer to a major challenge in condensed matter physics: identifying the smoking gun of why "unconventional" superconductivity occurs, ...
One fractal quantifies another, mathematicians find
To humor mathematicians, picture a pile of sand grains – say, a billion – in one square of a vast sheet of graph paper. If four or more grains occupy a single square, that square topples by sending one grain to each of ...
Production of broccoli on East Coast proves viable
Picked by hand on West Coast farms, chilled to 32 degrees within five hours and packed on ice for a road trip east, broccoli is a finicky crop to provide fresh to East Coast consumers.