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54-year-old software project escapes vapor status to take on the PDF

In the world of software, it's not unusual for things to get delayed. But for a project called Xanadu from Ted Nelson (who created the term for hypertext), that delay has spanned five decades, and could have led to the underpinnings of a very different internet if it had been completed sooner, or …

Google’s brand-new public cloud is already stealing the show from Amazon

The Google Compute Engine, Google’s answer to top public cloud Amazon Web Services, has been generally available for just six months, but it’s already become a service that IT buyers need to watch.<p>In the latest edition of technology analyst firm Gartner’s influential magic quadrant report on cloud …

Downside Abbey to open doors on UK's largest monastic library

The doors of the largest monastic library in the UK and the admired but leaking modernist building which holds it will open to the public for the first time after a major grant to Downside Abbey from the Heritage Lottery fund.<p>The Benedictine monks, who also run Downside school at the abbey near …

The Most Spectacular Libraries Around the World

These public spaces dedicated to printed and digital media prove that even the quietest of buildings can make a loud-and-clear design statement<p>View Slideshow<p>As physical containers for a society’s shared knowledge, historical documents, and academic musings, libraries have always shouldered an …

Midnight and university library is crowded

<b>It's midnight and there are hundreds of students crowded into the University of Reading's library.</b><p>It's a glimpse of how much student life has changed, what students expect from universities and how much pressure they feel about the future.<p>In the 1970s, students at Reading staged an occupation …

A Day in the Life of New York City Libraries (VIDEO)

Check out this amazing short film which details the actual working life of libraries in New York City. Far from being hallowed marble halls they are lively, active, dynamic places where people make real change in their lives. See for yourself: Modern libraries are dynamic, diverse, exciting centers …

Self-published ebook site Smashwords expands to more libraries in deal with Overdrive

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr user Eric Mueller<p>Digital self-publishing site Smashwords is making its ebooks available to more libraries …

Proteins Could Form The Heart Of New Electronic Gadgets

How protein switches might work in chemical detectors and other electronics<p>Wonder if it will catch on. A new paper, posted on the database arXiv, introduces a name for a new field of research: proteotronics, or the study and development of electronic circuits with proteins as a plug-in …