Last entry for Encyclopaedia Britannica book form

Hours after Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. announced it will stop publishing print editions of its flagship encyclopedia for the first time in more than 200 years, someone among the editing minions of free online rival Wikipedia ...

Kindle lightens textbook load, but flaws remain

(AP) -- It's an experiment that has made back-to-school a little easier on the back: Amazon.com gave more than 200 college students its Kindle e-reading device this fall, loaded with digital versions of their textbooks.

School districts take unplanned plunge into online learning

In a whirlwind week, teachers came up with digital versions of everything from high-school English discussions to kindergarten gym classes, city officials scrambled to find laptops for students in need, and parents grappled ...

Why the Internet hasn't killed off books

We stand amazed by the vitality of printed books, a more than 500-year-old technique, both on and offline. We have observed over the years all of the dialogue which books have created around themselves, through 150 interviews ...

British astronaut to run a marathon in space

A British astronaut will attempt to run a digital version of the London Marathon in space, as part of his 173-day mission to the International Space Station.

3D design putting golfers above par

Master of Design Innovation student James Irvine has developed a design process that takes data from a player's swing and deciphers where their sweet spot is—the area of the club the player hits the ball with most.

Time spin-off highlights risks facing magazines

From Sports Illustrated to People to its namesake magazine, Time Inc. was always an innovator. But now when the troubled magazine industry is facing its greatest challenge, the company Henry Luce founded is struggling to ...

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