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Read that book; just don't open it | MIT News


http://bit.ly/2bZiL0H ‎ "Terahertz frequency profiles distinguish between ink and blank‎ paper."

Scanning an unopened book with a camera that emits ultra short bursts of radiation allows one to 'read' it's contents.‎ This application is particularly useful for researchers like those who reference books at the Metropolitan Museum in NY who want to read books that are so rare or fragile that curators are hesitant to allow the books to be touched.

Soon the developers will have enhanced this technology ‎to scan more than 9 pages and one day, whole books will be 'read' this way.

There is a nice vid in the article too.

ScrnGrbCred: mit.edu

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Libraries 2016 |@PewResearch


Expectations are running high with the american public. We want more from our libraries and we use them for increasingly different reasons.

Since last year's Pew survey‎ there has been a 13 point increase in the 
Number of Americans who think libraries can help them find information that they can trust.

The findings in this report are encouraging, both for librarians who work daily in our communities and ‎for the american public who are realising the relevance and essential nature of their library resource. The statistics for young adult readers are especially exciting for our new generation of Library and Information Professionals.

ScrnGrbCrd: pewinternet | npr.org

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Playhouses For Charity: @bobborson 's Design Competition Raises Money For Neglected Children | ArchDaily


‎I want one.
I want to design one.
I want to help CASA.
Everyone wins!

“...'architects have a skill set that lends itself to charity.' More than just conceiving a fun playhouse, this project is about giving time to help children in need, with all funds raised from the raffle going to Dallas CASA. If you are interested in designing a playhouse for charity or want to learn more about Bob Borson’s action within the Dallas community, check out his blog The Life of an Architect. The raffle ticket-winners have just been announced and playhouses should make it to their new homes soon, meaning more photos and interviews from this year’s winners to come.‎"

At Northpark Mall the 'Parade of Playhouses' sells $5 raffle tickets to support ‎Dallas' CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). https://www.dallascasa.org/

"This year’s winning projects “Lookout” and “Continous Window” also combine elegant design and possible pragmatic use with playfulness – a criteria that designers surprisingly often forget."

‎Here's the link to Bob Borson's Blog:
ScrnGrabCred: archdaily‎ / B&W logo, draughtsman, from Borson's Blog

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