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Library Link of the Day: The World’s Smallest Computer Is the Size of a Grain of Salt

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “If there’s one truism about computers, it’s that they’re getting smaller. While doomsayers might warn that our current tiny processors are about to hit the limits of Moore’s Law — that is, we almost can’t get any tinier — … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: This high school student won $250,000 for his film explaining Einstein’s theory of relativity

Courtesy of the Washington Post: Ohio high school senior Ryan Chester became the inaugural winner of a new college scholarship on Sunday night, winning $250,000 for his 7-minute film that uses simple props and hand-drawn graphics to explain Einstein’s special theory of … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: These Are the Stunning Finalists from Smithsonian.com’s 2017 Photo Contest

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: Beautiful photography has the power to show you the world without you even having to leave your room. The stunning finalists of Smithsonian.com’s 2017 photo content will likely do just that. For the 15th annual photo contest, the … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: What’s the Story Behind That Wacky Einstein Tongue Photo?

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “When you think of Albert Einstein, what comes to mind? Is it his theory of special relativity, the one that generated the famous equation E=mc2? Is it his Nobel Prize for his discovery of the photoelectric effect? Who … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Here’s why most planes are white

Courtesy of Business Insider: “Every airline has branding on its planes, but for the most part all planes are painted white. Why? The light color reflects sunlight and solar radiation while the plane is in flight and keeps the cabin … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: We Had Amelia Earhart’s Bones All Along, According to New Forensic Analysis

Courtesy of The University of Florida Press: “The unknown fate of Amelia Earhart continues to fascinate. One of the most tantalizing clues involves skeletal remains found on Nikumaroro Island in 1940. Some have summarily dismissed these bones as the remains … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: You Need a Microscope to See the Sculptures in the Micro Wonder Museum

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “Szentendre, Hungary is a big museum town. Located 30 minutes north of Budapest, the place was once an artists’ colony, but has since attracted throngs of tourists for its huge art scene. One of its most distinctive … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Linguists identify 15,000-year-old ‘ultraconserved words’

Courtesy of the Washington Post: “You, hear me! Give this fire to that old man. Pull the black worm off the bark and give it to the mother. And no spitting in the ashes! It’s an odd little speech. But … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Central Park’s 1,600 cast iron lamp posts hide this helpful secret

Courtesy of Curbed.com (a website that focuses on architecture and properties in major cities): “You’ve probably walked by them several times on jaunts through Central Park, but have you ever stopped to think that the Park’s cast iron lampposts were … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Do Plants See the World around Them?

Courtesy of Scientific American: “Don’t look now, but that tree may be watching you. Several lines of recent research suggest that plants are capable of vision—and may even possess something akin to an eye, albeit a very simple one. “The … Continue reading

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