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A computer program written by a Cornell University graduate student to help him read his mathematics texts is now helping visually impaired students across the country with their studies. Eventually it may speed the process of recording books for the blind and perhaps lead to an audio browser for the World Wide Web.

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Scientists hoping to produce super-tough, bio-inspired fibers are a step closer with a new model for the molecular arrangement of spider silk, proposed by Cornell University researchers in the Jan. 5 issue of the journal Science.

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Inner city schoolchildren all over North America soon will be learning from the pigeons under their feet through the program Project PigeonWatch.

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More than 30 academic departments and research laboratories are now participating in the Networked Computer Science Technical Report Library (NCSTRL).

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While much of the eastern United States digs out from the Blizzard of '96, the snow has stopped falling but snowfall records continue to fall and storm-related anecdotes pile up, according to climatologists from the Northeast Regional Climate Center.