Like so many bully regimes before it, the Islamic State has a talent for propaganda. A big part of that effort is documenting the destruction of everything from architecture to artifacts, even if they’re unwittingly destroying replicas. In Iraq, the cultural heritage is real—and so is the threat.
If' you're a really fast reader, you can finish off a book in a day, maybe tackle a short one in as little as an hour or two. Good for you but that's nothing compared to the BFS-Auto book-scanning robot. It can handle 250 pages in a minute. That's fast even for a machine.
Situated more than half a mile from the ocean, atop a hill in Chile's notoriously arid Atacama desert, an international team of scientists has made an incredible discovery. Over 80 extraordinarily well-preserved whale and marine mammal fossils, many of them positioned just meters apart from one another, have been…
The BookLiberator Project is kit of open source hardware and software, designed to help you digitize your personal library without damaging your collection. It won't spare you from having to turn each page, but it is some seriously clever design.
Digitization of medical records is one of Obama's most prominent talking points: he claims modernizing records will save lives and billions of dollars at the same time. But some doctors aren't taken with the idea.
News junkies rejoice! Google has begun scanning microfilm from various newspapers' historic archives to make them searchable online, further pushing libraries towards obsolescence (just kidding, i think). The searches can be had first through Google News, and will eventually be available on every papers' own website.…