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The New York public library laid out in the general access of 180000+ scans and photos

1 year, 1 month ago


On holidays there are any miracles, and today net surfers received an excellent gift: The New York library laid out more than 180000 images in the general access. It is possible to use them absolutely free of charge. Among the other laid-out treasures — scans of literary works of Arabs of the 11th century. Besides, scans of thousands of manuscripts, cards, photos, musical notations, cards and a set of other images are laid out.

Images can be ranged on a century, a genre, color or a library collection. The library also decided to create several games and software tools among which — the toy, similarity of Pac-man allowing to study typical apartments of New York of last decades.

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7 best scientific photos of 2015 according to Wired

1 year, 1 month ago
The Wired edition selected several best scientific photos for 2015. Under a cat — Pluto, Mars, the polluted river, a blue lava and other photos.

GallifordTry, the company developer of the Antarctic research station Halley VI, had no opportunities to check the work in actual practice so all hope was on computer simulation. And at them everything turned out: the station works since 2013. The certain building stands on hydraulic props which if necessary can be put on skis to move station. Skis are visible in this photo.

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Podcasts in the 2016th – it is perspective and disturbs mass media

1 year, 1 month ago


Today again there are actual trends which were popular ten years ago: podcasts from a hobby gradually turn into professional activity, and many companies create the platforms keeping development of this new business direction.

Feeling of a deja vu


What now happens to podcasts already happened to blogs in 2004. The huge number of qualitative projects is created, public attention grows, the format changes. Podcasts as well as blogs in due time, help to realize the creative potential of authors – the quantity of the generated content is so huge that nobody can evaluate it fully.

The question is in what future is prepared to podcasts? Whether there will be to them what happened to blogs over the last ten years? Having traced development of the various world of blogs, it is possible to learn many useful lessons that it is necessary and that should not be done in this environment.

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"Patched-up peace". Chapter 4

1 year, 1 month ago
Little overdue continuation of the fantastic story. For those who forgot (or did not know) what there was earlier — links to the previous parts lower.
Previous parts


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5 excellent news of 2015 which you could pass

1 year, 1 month ago
Bill Gates made the next list of the most important news of year which many could pass. Below — some of the stories noted by it.

1. Africa celebrated the first year without poliomyelitis


On July 24, 2015 Nigeria celebrated the first year without poliomyelitis, extremely unpleasant and sometimes fatal disease. Nigeria became the last country in Africa which stopped distribution of an illness. It is possible to call the passable stage a victory — some experts were afraid that it will never occur. Several times a year to Africa deliver a poliomyelitis vaccine, specialists work with hundreds of leaders of communities, sometimes in the areas under control to extremist groupings.

Global campaign for fight against poliomyelitis started in 1988 when the illness affected people in 125 countries. Now in the list there were only Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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Memoirs of the robot-nedocheloveka, chapter 5-6

1 year, 1 month ago
Continuation from the 5th and 6th chapters of Memoirs. For those who do not understand what here occurs – here the link to the beginning.

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Characters of fairy tales of Old Russia, Episode of II

1 year, 2 months ago


Some time ago on this resource the first part of pictures from my project "Fairy Tales of Old Russia" was published. If you did not read article, I would advise to make it as there the complete information about the project is provided — as it was born, and for what purpose. Since then there were many events, I drew many pictures, conducted the mass of researches and decided on accurate information of the project: "drawing room mythology" in pure form (because I sit in a house office, I think out new game mythology and I draw). Once again I will remind that this project not for children, but adults it should not take too seriously.

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Unexpected meeting. Part 1

1 year, 2 months ago
Day was amazing. On the sky the white clouds similar to the stretched piece of cotton wool which white threads appeared through the bright blue sky floated. The sun highlighted on top wood sections, creating a picture of the running green waves in clock period to those places in the sky where clouds did not close the sun. The fast movement of clouds was noticeable, but wind for some reason was not felt. And it was strange here, at mountain top. Birds were not too it is visible, it is heard. Though … if to listen … somewhere trills drin-drin-peak-peak in the distance were distributed …



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Andy Weir, the author of "Martian", writes the book about the woman on the Moon

1 year, 2 months ago
In interview of Huffington Post the author of the best-seller "Martian" Andy Weir shared plans concerning the new book which, according to plans of publishing house, has to appear at the end of the 2016th or at the beginning of the 2017th year. Need to participate in promotion and advertizing of "Martian" takes Weir a lot of time therefore he awfully lags behind the diagram set by Random House publishing house.

As the writer told, the woman whose main task will be a studying of the Moon will be a protagonist of the new book which name is still unknown. As earlier Weir had not to write on behalf of the woman, he worries a little — whether there will be a statement same plausible as it was in "Martian".

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Memoirs of the robot-nedocheloveka, chapter 3-4

1 year, 2 months ago
Continuation from the 3rd and 4th chapters of Memoirs. For those who do not understand what here occurs – here the link to the beginning.

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