Latest Cornell University Stories

Facebook Exodus For One Third Of Users In New Poll
2013-05-04 06:51:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online One third of all Facebook users take breaks from the popular social network by deactivating their account, and 10 percent of them eventually quit using the website entirely, according to a team of Cornell University researchers. As part of the study, which was presented Thursday at the Association for Computing Machinery's Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems in Paris, the researchers posted an online questionnaire...

Cornell Digitizes The Sounds Of Biodiversity
2013-01-16 09:44:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It´s a jungle out there, and a new online archive from Cornell University allows you to bring the sounds of that jungle into your own home. Archivists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology have digitized all the analog recordings of biodiversity in their collection, going back to 1929, and posted them in the online Macaulay Library. "In terms of speed and the breadth of material now accessible to anyone in the world, this is...

Organic Metamaterial Can Flow Like Liquid And Remember Its Shape
2012-12-06 11:50:29

Cornell University A bit reminiscent of the Terminator T-1000, a new material created by Cornell researchers is so soft that it can flow like a liquid and then, strangely, return to its original shape. Rather than liquid metal, it is a hydrogel, a mesh of organic molecules with many small empty spaces that can absorb water like a sponge. It qualifies as a "metamaterial" with properties not found in nature and may be the first organic metamaterial with mechanical meta-properties....

Word of the Day
  • Good cheer; viands.
  • To revel; to feast.
The word 'bellycheer' may come from 'belle cheer', "good cheer".