A new, faster method of detecting Eschericha coli in food - in hours rather than days - has been developed by Cornell University researchers. "As far as I can tell, this is the fastest method of analysis in the arena," said Carl Batt, Cornell professor of food science.
When Frederic Eugene Ives (1856-1937) first tried to get a job running the Cornell University photography laboratory back in 1874, he was turned down for being too young and inexperienced. But the young man's persistence paid off: he was hired on a "trial basis."
Cornell's Albert R. Mann Library now has a one-stop computer workstation that allows the visually impaired to convert text to Braille, scan a document and convert the text to speech, or scan a page and magnify it many times.
Will organized labor continue its reform movement to empower its rank and file, or will it return to yesteryear when labor bosses negotiated contracts in smoke-filled back rooms? That's what is at stake in next month's election for president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, says a Cornell labor expert.
Looking to replace your car with a newer model of the same make? Watch out. Your loyalty may actually cost you several thousand dollars more for the same car than a person who is switching his or her allegiance to a car manufacturer, said Dick Wittink.
Resources of the Cornell Theory Center have helped scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) make new findings about the births of planets in other solar systems. The dozen or so new planets discovered within the past year probably had violent beginnings, mainly because they were born in solar systems with two or more massive planets the size of Jupiter, the MIT astrophysicists say.
Renowned psychoanalysts and scholars will converge on the Cornell University campus Nov. 22-24 for an international and interdisciplinary conference titled "Legacies of Freud: Translations". The conference, free and open to the public.
Want to reduce the risk of osteoporosis? Eat less meat. In fact, reducing the amount of meat in the diet may do more to reduce the risk of osteoporosis than increasing calcium intake, Cornell University experts say.
A Cornell study shows that only five minutes of exercise and stretching a day can result in modest fitness gains and improved self image. While participants did not lose weight during the study, researchers say those who exercised increased their flexibility and abdominal strength significantly.