News

07/31/2014
In order to stabilize their flight, fruit flies sense the orientation of their bodies every time they beat their wings – one beat about every 4 milliseconds.
07/31/2014
Many bird lovers watch the live feeds from webcams on campus that film the nest life of ospreys and red-tailed hawks, and many become active volunteers and members of the growing community of cam viewers.
07/31/2014
For the health and happiness of nurses, let the sunshine in. Day-shift, acute-care hospital nurses – who had access to the sun's natural light – enjoyed lower blood pressure and enhanced mood.
07/31/2014
Cornell Tech in New York City is a graduate campus, but promoting computational thinking and doing for much younger students has, from its inception, been part of Cornell Tech’s core mission, said Diane Levitt, Cornell Tech's K-12 education director.
07/31/2014
To engage teens in STEM fields through fashion design, Cornell offered a weeklong course, “Smart Clothing, Smart Girls: Engineering through Apparel Design,” July 14-18 to 33 middle school girls.
07/30/2014
Mike Hoffmann, associate dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, discussed climate change issues July 29 for the Agricultural Working Group of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in Washington, D.C.
07/30/2014
NASA’s Opportunity Mars rover now holds the off-Earth roving distance record after surpassing 25 miles of driving on the red planet.
07/29/2014
Two Cornell hydrologists have examined drinking water in a potential hydraulic fracturing area in New York’s Southern Tier, determining that it is safe to drink and within federal guidelines.
07/28/2014
Cornell researchers led by architecture professor Jenny Sabin have developed 3-D-printed, interlocking ceramic bricks that require no mortar and make efficient use of materials.
07/28/2014
Ten participants of the Nuffield Scholar Global Focus Program, seeking inspiration for their businesses back home in Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, Ireland and the U.K., spent a week touring Cornell’s agricultural facilities.