News tagged with library of congress

Law changed to allow 'unlocking' cellphones

President Barack Obama signed a bill into law on Friday making it legal once again to unlock a cellphone without permission from a wireless provider, so long as the service contract has expired.

Aug 01, 2014
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World Digital Library grows to 10,000 items

The World Digital Library led by the Library of Congress reached a milestone Thursday, surpassing 10,000 items with the addition of ancient manuscripts from the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore.

Mar 06, 2014
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Biology's drive toward engineering

Biology is on the verge of getting its versions of the lever, wheel and axle, pulley and other basic machines that enable engineers to build almost any mechanical device, a new analysis has concluded. The ...

Jun 05, 2013
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America archives its billions of tweets

The Library of Congress, repository of the world's largest collection of books, has set for itself the enormous task of archiving something less weighty and far more ephemeral—Americans' billions of tweets.

Jan 22, 2013
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Experts ponder era of big data

The era of big data has arrived. Last year, consumers and businesses around the world are estimated to have stored more than 13 exabytes of information on PCs, laptops and other devices - the equivalent of more than 52,000 ...

Jun 17, 2011
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