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We all know it's a small world: Any one of us is only about six acquaintances away from anyone else. Even in the vast confusion of the World Wide Web, on the average, one page is only about 16 to 20 clicks away from any other. But how, without being able to see the whole map, can we get a message to a person who is only "six degrees of separation" away?

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Students in CS 502 were issued Dell laptops equipped with wireless networking cards, and Kennedy/Roberts is one of eight buildings on campus equipped with wireless transceivers linked to the campus network.

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A gold mine of information collected by the U.S. Bureau of the Census but previously inaccessible to researchers could be used to tackle a range of social issues, according to John M. Abowd, professor of labor economics in Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

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Teams of Cornell computer science students took both first and second place in the Association for Computing Machinery Greater New York Regional Programming Contest held Nov. 7 at the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

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Although financial markets might seem to be ruled by emotion and speculation, there are ways to take a scientific approach to investing, particularly with the help of high-performance computers.

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The Cornell Theory Center has announced that Warren Andrew Menzer is the winner of the second annual IBM Undergraduates in Computational Science Award.

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The National Science Foundation has awarded Cornell University $1.5 million for a new facility for research on multiscale problems in materials science and molecular biology.

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To emphasize the role computing is taking across a broad range of disciplines, Cornell Provost Don M. Randel has created the new post of dean for computing and information science. He has appointed Robert Constable.

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The World Wide Web is an endless source of information, but it's getting harder and harder to find precisely the right information. Now a Cornell University researcher has come up with a method of searching the web that can return a list of the most valuable sites on a given topic, as well as a list of sites that index the subject.