News tagged with library of congress

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 4.5 / 5 (2) 0

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 2.3 / 5 (3) 2

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 5 / 5 (3) 4