'Summer slide' reduced by letting kids pick their own summer reading
At the end of the school year, districts often send stacks of books home with their students in the hopes of combating the "summer slide," the literacy loss experienced during the long break that hits low-income ...
Some Kindle book authors to be paid per page read
Amazon on Monday said it will start paying writers of e-books on its Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library services based on how many pages are read instead of the number of downloads.
Rethink book as computer interface, says designer (w/ Video)
Guinness record: World's thinnest glass is just two atoms thick
(Phys.org) —At just a molecule thick, it's a new record: The world's thinnest sheet of glass, a serendipitous discovery by scientists at Cornell and Germany's University of Ulm, is recorded for posterity ...
Bending world's thinnest glass shows atoms' dance for first time (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Watch what happens when you bend and break the world's thinnest glass. This glass, discovered by Cornell University researchers and their international team of collaborators, was recently featured ...
Harvard confirms antique book is bound in human skin
Harvard University scientists have confirmed that a 19th century French treatise in its libraries is bound in human skin, Harvard University said this week, after a bevvy of scientific testing.
Kaspersky Lab nails 'Find and Call' trojan bearing phone-book service
What learned hand wrote all over Isaac Newton's masterpiece?
There is a bit of a mystery surrounding a book at William & Mary.
Metal ink could ease the way toward flexible electronic books, displays
Scientists are reporting the development of a novel metal ink made of small sheets of copper that can be used to write a functioning, flexible electric circuit on regular printer paper. Their report on the ...
Next-gen e-readers: Improved 'peacock' technology could lock in color for high-res displays
Iridescence, or sheen that shifts color depending on your viewing angle, is pretty in peacock feathers. But it's been a nuisance for engineers trying to mimic the birds' unique color mechanism to make high-resolution, reflective, ...
Court backs Apple e-book monitor, within limits (Update)
A US appeals court on Monday shot down Apple's bid to derail a court-ordered monitor in its e-book price-fixing case.
Google prevails in long-running book digitization case (Update)
A US judge Thursday threw out a long-running challenge to Google's massive book-scanning project in a decision that could transform copyright law in the digital age.
Electronic book for students with visual impairments reaches for the stars
A stunning Hubble Space Telescope image of the colorful 30 Doradus Nebula, a giant star-forming region, is the focal point of an eBook on stellar evolution aimed at children with visual impairments, ages ...
Literary mood reflects the economic mood of past 10 years, study finds
The frequency of words expressing misery and unhappiness in books reflects the economic conditions in the 10 years prior to the work's composition, according to researchers in Bristol and London.