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.
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.