The world's smallest guitar — carved out of crystalline silicon and no larger than a single cell — has been made at Cornell University to demonstrate a new technology that could have a variety of uses in fiber optics, displays, sensors and electronics.
Cornell has been recognized by a national awards program for an online version of Books in Print developed by Campus Store employees. The Higher Education Awards Program, sponsored by the National Association of Colleges and University Business Officers and Barnes & Noble College Bookstores.
Native Americas, a journal published by Akwe:kon Press at Cornell's American Indian Program, shared the top honor -- General Excellence -- with Tribal Colleges magazine in the Native American Journalists Association's annual awards, presented in Minneapolis June 20.
Atlantic City, N.J., was a relative cool spot as it broke five low temperature records and tied another in June, while Baltimore tallied three low temperature records, and Charleston, W. Va., marked its first 90-degree reading in more than a year, according to the climatologists at the Northeast Regional Climate Center.
With a gift of laboratory equipment from Agway Inc. to Cornell and the transfer of technical personnel, the former Agway Technical Center in Ithaca has become the Nutritional and Environmental Analytical Services unit in the College of Veterinary Medicine's Diagnostic Laboratory.
The American Phytopathological Society will exhibit historical agricultural photographs at its convention in Rochester, N.Y., Aug. 9-13, including a public exhibit displaying turn-of-the-century photographs from New York's agricultural efforts.