Steven Strogatz, professor of theoretical and applied mechanics at Cornell University, describes the Millennium Bridge's notorious opening-day oscillations in the Nov. 3 issue of Nature. (November 2, 2005)
Officials from the National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Japan's largest agricultural research institute, signed a memorandum of understanding Oct. 10 to foster research collaborations with Cornell University. (October 18, 2005)
A large collection of yellowing newsprint documenting Vietnam's war era is being archived for posterity, thanks to cooperative microfilming projects undertaken by Cornell University's Kroch Library and other institutions. (June 20, 2005)
"Fishy Business," "Itty Bitty Pictures" and "Plants Can Breathe" have one thing in common: they were a few of the many hands-on workshops at Expanding Your Horizons (EYH), an annual conference at Cornell that encourages girls in grades 7 to 9 to explore careers in science and technology.
Many well-intentioned parents dutifully buckle their youngsters into seat belts and car seats designed for children. But some youngsters are too small for seat belts -- and not every car seat is safe or legal for children to use.
Dennis B. Ross, the former U.S. ambassador and Washington's chief peace negotiator in the Middle East, will discuss "Finding the Missing Peace? The Middle East in 2005," this year's Bartels World Affairs Fellowship lecture.
The long-term health benefits to Chinese and other Asian people who have traditionally existed on a primarily plant-based diet might be lost as more people in Asia switch to a Western-style diet that is rich in animal-based foods.