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Smallest guitar, about the size of a human blood cell, illustrates new technology for nano-sized electromechanical devices

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 wins national award for Campus Store's Books in Print online

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.

Carbon dioxide helps some plants survive cold weather, Cornell researchers find

Elevated levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere benefit some plants by making them more tolerant to cold temperatures, Cornell researchers have discovered.

Cornell's Native Americas journal wins three awards at 1997 Native American journalism Conference

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.

Except for some cool spots, June was warm and dry

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.

Cornell scientists to release 20,000 beetles in battle against purple loosestrife at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge on July 17

Scientists from Cornell University will help the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge in Seneca Falls, N.Y., exact revenge against purple loosestrife, a beautiful but prolific weed that chokes wetlands.

Gift from Agway Inc. becomes Nutritional and Environmental Analytical Services

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.

Cornell's award-winning journal Native Americas goes online

Native Americas, the award-winning publication of Akwe:kon Press at Cornell's American Indian Program, has launched its electronic version: Native Americas Online.

Cornell nutritionists play critical role in calling for and constructing new international infant and child growth references

Millions of healthy infants may be assessed as growing too slowly because of inadequate international child growth standards, according to nutritionists from Cornell and the World Health Organization.

Disease still threatens poultry-producers' pocketbooks and human health, Cornell meeting participants learn

Significant progress in controlling poultry-borne infection was reported recently at the 69th Northeastern Conference on Avian Diseases at Cornell University.

Breast cancer's relationship to pesticides, diet and policy will be explored in Cornell toxicology symposium Sept. 29-30

Representatives of the scientific, medical and corporate communities, as well as policy-makers, risk communicators and the general public are expected to attend a symposium Sept. 29-30.

"Plant Pathology: Images From Our Past," a photographic exhibit, will be Aug. 9-13 in Rochester, N.Y.

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.