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Tue, 27 Nov 2018 07:00:15 -0600
What’s New in Science, Technology and Business - Recent Updates
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Tue, 20 Nov 2018 12:52:36 -0600
Make Your Gift to the Nation's Library

Make Your Gift to the Nation's Library

The day has arrived—#GivingTuesday—a day when your gift makes a difference and a statement.

The Library of Congress depends on donations from people like you to produce exhibitions, events, programs, and activities that connect millions of people across the nation and around the world with our unique collections, experts, and services.

Gifts bring the Library to life with music, dance, film, sound, culture, scholarship, research, discussions and ideas. Your gift, no matter the size, will support diverse programs that are entirely FREE for everyone to enjoy, and will make the Library’s treasures and services more accessible.

Help spread the word today and encourage your friends and family to make a gift to the nation’s library, your gateway to understanding the world!

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

 

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Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:00:17 -0600
Spark a Lifelong Adventure of Learning

Help Spark a Lifelong Adventure of Learning

This year is the second year the Library of Congress is participating in #GivingTuesday—a global giving movement. On Tuesday, November 27, we are asking you to make a gift to spark a lifelong adventure of learning.

Your gift supports FREE exhibitions, events, programs, and activities that connect millions of people across the nation and around the world with our unique collections, experts, and services.

The Library of Congress is your library, your gateway to understanding the world. There is so much to discover, not only the nation’s memory, but the world’s—information from all corners of the earth, in more than 470 languages. With millions of items available online, you can access the Library’s treasures from anywhere and connect with us in ways that are personally relevant and valuable.

Save the Date to Make Your Gift!

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

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Fri, 25 May 2018 12:44:46 -0500
Transition of “What’s New” Feed

This will be the final bulletin to the “What’s New in Science, Technology and Business” email and RSS feed. Launched in 2013, this feed was one of the first bulletin services from the Library of Congress to be made available via RSS and email subscription. We are very grateful to our followers and happy we were able to share with you news and information on science, technology and business through the years.

But don’t worry – you can still get the same great information via our “Inside Adams” blog, written by the Library staff serving patrons from our Science, Technology and Business reading room, located on the fifth floor of the Library’s John Adams Building--“inside Adams,” get it?

You may subscribe to the “Inside Adams” blog feed by going to this URL and subscribing under “Blogs”: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USLOC/subscriber/new?topic_id=USLOC_77

You can also point to the RSS feed for the blog at this URL: https://blogs.loc.gov/inside_adams/feed/

Thanks again for your support, and we look forward to seeing you on “Inside Adams.”

 

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Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:18:00 -0500
Library of Congress GDPR Notification

Attention subscriber to bulletin services from the Library of Congress:

As you may be aware, on May 25, 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation EU (2016)/679 (GDPR) came into force in all EU member states. The GDPR applies to “personal data,” meaning any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified by reference to an identifier. It requires that personal data be processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner, and that personal data be collected for specified and legitimate purposes.

For those who subscribe to the Library’s email and RSS bulletins, the Library of Congress collects email addresses which can include personal data. The Library of Congress relies on its legitimate interests to process this data so that we can keep you up to date with developments for the topics to which you subscribe. The Library does not make any other use of this data.

The Library respects your personal data and takes care to maintain its confidentiality. You have the right to unsubscribe from the Library’s e-mail newsletters and alerts at any time. You can manage your subscriptions by clicking “Subscriber Preferences” in the box at the bottom of this email.

If you have any questions about the Library’s data privacy policy, please email the Library: ogc@loc.gov

 

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Fri, 29 Dec 2017 08:07:51 -0600
What’s New in Science, Technology and Business: NASA Goddard 12th Annual Lecture Series

The Library of Congress will host the 12th annual NASA Goddard lecture series. The series is presented in partnership with the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the Science, Technology, and Business Division at the Library of Congress.

Follow the conversation on Twitter at @librarycongress and #TopicsInScience.

Click here for more information.

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Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:00:16 -0600
Make a Year-End Gift to the Nation's Library
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December 27, 2017

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Make Your Gift Before the End of 2017

The Library’s resolution for 2018 is to offer more opportunities to engage lifelong learners like you with our unique treasures and programs. Make your gift before we close the books on 2017!

Your gift can:

  • Inspire curiosity in children like Daliyah—our first Librarian of the Day—to read more books, and students—like our A Book That Shaped Me contest winners—to reflect on the power of books to change their lives
  • Ignite thoughtful conversation among current and future generations of students and scholars
  • Illuminate the minds of people like you who use the resources of the nation's Library here in Washington or via the Internet in their own homes and communities

With the help of supporters like you, we can spark the imagination of people of all ages with programs that open the Library’s doors wide to all.

Join us TODAY by making your 2017 tax-deductible donation, and together we’ll spark a lifelong adventure of learning.      

Thank you!

Susan K. Siegel
Director of Development

 

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:38:22 -0600
Make a Year-End Gift to the Nation's Library
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News from the Library of Congress

December 27, 2017

Collage of Library-related images

Make Your Gift Before the End of 2017

The Library’s resolution for 2018 is to offer more opportunities to engage lifelong learners like you with our unique treasures and programs. Make your gift before we close the books on 2017!

Your gift can:

  • Inspire curiosity in children like Daliyah—our first Librarian of the Day—to read more books, and students—like our A Book That Shaped Me contest winners—to reflect on the power of books to change their lives
  • Ignite thoughtful conversation among current and future generations of students and scholars
  • Illuminate the minds of people like you who use the resources of the nation's Library here in Washington or via the Internet in their own homes and communities

With the help of supporters like you, we can spark the imagination of people of all ages with programs that open the Library’s doors wide to all.

Join us TODAY by making your 2017 tax-deductible donation, and together we’ll spark a lifelong adventure of learning.      

Thank you!

Susan K. Siegel
Director of Development

 

DONATE NOW

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:29:00 -0600
What’s New in Science, Technology and Business: Historical Literature on Domestication of Cats and Other Animals, New Research Guide

This new research guide highlights books published in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as well as current journals and organizational resources for researching the history of the domestication of cats and other pets.   

Click here for more information.

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Mon, 04 Dec 2017 12:59:15 -0600
What’s New in Science, Technology and Business: Cassini's Grand Finale, New Science Webcast

The Cassini spacecraft orbited Saturn from 2004-2017, making measurements of the planet, its rings, and moons.  NASA space scientist Conor Nixon covered the highlights of the Cassini mission from its earliest phases to the latest results from the "Grand Finale" phase.

Click here to view the webcast.

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Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:51:43 -0600
What’s New in Science, Technology and Business: Holiday Light Show from Space: Lecture with NASA’s Dr. Miguel Román December 7

Using data from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), Miguel Román, research physical scientist and remote sensing specialist in the Terrestrial Information Systems Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, has identified how patterns in nighttime light intensity change during major holiday seasons.  In comparing the six weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s in the U.S., he and his team noticed large areas where night lights were from 20-50% brighter than the rest of the year.  Dr. Román will discuss the need to better understand the driving forces behind energy use, including how dominant social phenomena, the changing demographics of urban centers, and socio-cultural settings affect energy-use decisions.  This lecture will be held in the Pickford Theater, 3rd Floor of the Madison Building, on Thursday, December 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Click here for more information.

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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:21:20 -0600
What’s New in Science, Technology and Business: How do cats communicate with each other? New Everyday Mystery

A new Everyday Mystery discusses the different ways that cats can communicate with each other and with humans, and includes some tips for improving cat-human interactions.

Click here for more information.

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Mon, 06 Nov 2017 10:20:16 -0600
What’s New in Science, Technology and Business: How did cats become domesticated? New Everyday Mystery

A new Everyday Mystery discusses theories on the origins of domesticated cats and their coat colors, and possible correlations between coat colors, cat health, and cat behavior.

Click here for more information.

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Mon, 30 Oct 2017 14:44:09 -0500
What’s New in Science, Technology and Business: Venus: the Forgotten, Mysterious Planet, New Science Webcast

Dr. Lori Glaze, principal investigator for NASA's proposed mission to Venus called DAVINCI (the Deep Atmosphere Venus Investigation of Noble gases, Chemistry and Imaging), sheds some light on the forgotten, mysterious planet of Venus in a tour of what we know about Venus, what mysteries we need to solve and what future spacecraft and instrument technologies could help us answer our questions.

Click here to view the webcast.

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:30:19 -0500
What’s New in Science, Technology and Business: NASA’s Dr. Padi Boyd Speaks about Exoplanets on November 2

Dr. Padi Boyd, Chief of the Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, will speak at the Library of Congress about the thousands of planets discovered beyond our solar system and the evolving view of our place in the universe in her talk "To explore strange new worlds...".  Dr. Boyd was a program scientist for the Kepler mission to survey our region of the Milky Way galaxy for earth-sized and smaller planets and is also the Hubble Space Telescope deputy operations project scientist at NASA Goddard.  The lecture will be held in the Pickford Theater, 3rd floor, James Madison Memorial Building, on Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Click here for more information.

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Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:09:13 -0500
What’s New in Science, Technology and Business: How to Survive a Plague: October 23 Book Talk

David France, author of How to Survive a Plague and creator of the 2012 Academy Award-nominated film of the same title, discusses his telling of the history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S.  The book is a powerful telling of the story of the grassroots movement of activists who seized upon scientific research to help develop the drugs that turned HIV from a mostly fatal infection to a manageable disease.  This lecture will be held in the Pickford Theater on the third floor of the Library's James Madison Building, Monday, October 23, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., and is presented in association with Capital Pride and LC-GLOBE.  A book signing will follow.

Click here for more information.

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Fri, 08 Sep 2017 07:45:12 -0500
What’s New in Science, Technology and Business: The Star that Ate Manhattan! October 17 Lecture

Dr. Zaven Arzoumanian, research astrophysicist and deputy principal investigator for the Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) mission at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, will describe the NICER mission.  NICER is an International Space Station payload devoted to studying neutron stars — the physics governing their interiors, their emissions, and their evolution.  NICER will also perform the first demonstration of spacecraft navigation using pulsars as natural beacons.  The lecture will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 in the Library's Pickford Theater, James Madison Building, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Click here for more information.

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Thu, 31 Aug 2017 11:19:21 -0500
What’s New in Science, Technology and Business: Launching a Data Revolution, New Science Webcast

Ilya Zaslavsky, director of the Spatial Information Systems Laboratory, San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California San Diego. discussed online systems for visual analysis, sharing of surveys and image collections, and applications for analyzing indicators of sustainable development goals.

Click here to view the webcast.

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Thu, 31 Aug 2017 08:47:40 -0500
What’s New in Science, Technology and Business: Cassini's Grand Finale: September 7 Lecture

The Cassini-Huygens Mission, a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency, and the Italian Space Agency, launched in 1997, reached Saturn in 2004, and dropped off the ESA’s Huygens probe, which descended through the atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Titan in 2005. After nearly twenty years from launch and thirteen years of incredible encounters and images, the Cassini orbiter will plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere on September 15. Conor Nixon, a space scientist in the Planetary Systems Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, will cover the highlights of the early mission, as well as the latest news from the grand finale phase. This lecture will be held in the Library's Pickford Theater on Thursday, September 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Click here for more information.

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Thu, 31 Aug 2017 08:34:08 -0500
What’s New in Science, Technology and Business: NEEMO: NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations, New Science Webcast

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center research scientist Kelsey Young discussed the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations, NEEMO, a NASA mission that sends groups of astronauts, engineers, and scientists to live and work in Aquarius, an undersea research station and an analog for space exploration.

Click here to view the webcast.

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Thu, 31 Aug 2017 08:19:07 -0500
What’s New in Science, Technology and Business: Disaster Management and Public Health, New Science Webcast

Professor Virginia Murray, Public Health England, spoke about disaster risk reduction and management from a public health point of view. She addressed the implementation of the Sendai Framework for public health and the importance of working with other multidisciplinary sciences and policies to further the debate on how to construct a comprehensive, multidimensional approach to reduce disaster risk over the next 15 years.

Click here to view the webcast.

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Thu, 31 Aug 2017 08:08:29 -0500
What’s New in Science, Technology and Business: Space Ethics: Ethical Implications of Commercial Space Projects, New Science Webcast

Christopher Ketcham discussed the need to balance the economic value of commercial ventures with safety and ethical concerns for life on Earth and in space.

Click here to view the webcast.

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Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:02:19 -0500
What’s New in Science, Technology and Business: How do fireworks work? New Everyday Mystery

A new Everyday Mystery explains the materials, assembly, and preparation of fireworks and answers the question "How do fireworks work?"

Click here for more information.

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Fri, 07 Jul 2017 09:50:22 -0500
What’s New in Science, Technology and Business: Venus-the Forgotten, Mysterious Planet, August 15 Lecture

Lori S. Glaze, Chief of the Planetary Geology, Geophysics and Geochemistry Laboratory at NASA Goddard, will present a lecture on Earth's sister planet Venus.  Dr. Glaze is the the principal investigator for a proposed mission to Venus called DAVINCI (the Deep Atmosphere Venus Investigation of Noble gases, Chemistry and Imaging), and will take attendees on a tour of what we know about Venus, what mysteries we need to solve, and what future spacecraft and instrument technologies could help us answer our questions.  The lecture will be held on Tuesday, August 15, in the Library's Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Click here for more information.

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Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:30:53 -0500
What’s New in Science, Technology and Business: Making Faces: The Evolutionary Origins of the Human Face, New Science Webcast

Dr. Adam Wilkins discussed his book, Making Faces: The Evolutionary Origins of the Human Face, which identifies distinctive features of the human face, explores how and why our unique facial features evolved, and details the critical role facial expression plays in human society.

Click here to view the video.

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What’s New in Science, Technology and Business: Exploring the Extreme Universe, New Science Webcast

NASA Goddard astrophysicst Dr. Julie McEnery spoke on exploring the extreme universe with the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.

Click here to view the webcast.

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