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130 Year Old Recordings By Alexander Graham Bell Restored
2011-12-27 12:42:09

Scientists, journalists and curators have all had to opportunity to listen to audio-recordings made by Alexander Graham Bell 130 years ago. A man's voice in the recording can be heard reading "to be or not to be“¦" from William Shakespeare's Hamlet on a green wax disc. The early audio recordings had been packed away and considered obsolete at the Smithsonian Institution for over a century.  However, new technology has allowed the recordings to be recovered so they...

2011-11-04 07:00:00

AG Bell has partnered with The Townsend Group to sell its exhibits, sponsorship and advertising Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 04, 2011 The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell), the international organization committed to advancing the outcome of listening and spoken language for children who are deaf and hard of hearing, has retained The Townsend Group to sell its exhibits, sponsorships and advertising. Founded in 1983, The Townsend Group works...

2011-03-09 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) THURSDAY, MARCH 10: TELEPHONE INVENTED Profile America -- Thursday, March 10th. For many Americans, trying to envision life without our various telephones would be like trying to live without indoor plumbing. The telephone is 135 years old today. That's when Alexander Graham Bell made the first...

2009-01-06 23:01:41

St. Louis Blues forward Paul Kariya had hip surgery Tuesday and will be out indefinitely. Kariya, 34, has played in only 11 contests this season, and not since a Nov. 5 game against Anaheim. He has two goals and 15 points. In his 14th NHL season, and second with the Blues, Kariya has scored 384 career goals with 946 points in 914 games with Anaheim, Colorado, Nashville and St. Louis.

2008-10-20 18:00:13

Canadians Liberal Party leader Stephane Dion said Monday afternoon he will give up the post once a successor is picked at a leadership convention. The Liberals have a policy convention scheduled for early May in Vancouver but that is expected to be moved up. "Politics has its ups and downs," Dion said in announcing his intentions. "I'm happy to be able to say I have enjoyed many more ups than downs." Dion's decision came after last week's national election in which the Liberals not only...

2008-09-17 15:00:23

CARTHAGE - Cape Breton fiddler Wendy MacIsaac and guitarist Patrick Gills will take the stage Thursday, Sept. 25, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center. A sought-after fiddler, piano player and step dancer, MacIsaac has toured worldwide for the last 10 years with Mary Jane Lamond, Ashley MacIsaac and Beolach, her band, and as a solo performer. Her recordings include "The Reel Thing," 1994; "That's What You Get," 1996; and her latest album, "Timeline," 2003. Beolach recorded a self-titled...

2006-05-16 17:10:16

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's minority Conservative government quickly went on the political offensive on Tuesday after an official investigation revealed more problems with a controversial long gun registry set up by the previous Liberal government. Treasury Board Minister John Baird said the report showed the Liberals -- who lost power in an election in January after more than 12 years in office -- had been guilty of "serious abuses and mismanagement." The...

2006-04-20 04:08:29

BEIJING (Reuters) - China denied on Thursday it is engaged in industrial espionage in Canada, calling accusations by Ottawa's foreign minister baseless and irresponsible. Canadian Foreign Minister Peter MacKay said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that his government was very worried by the extent of Chinese industrial espionage inside Canada and would raise its concerns with Beijing. "There does not exist any so-called economic espionage activities in Canada," Foreign Ministry...

2006-04-16 12:21:29

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian government is very worried by the extent of Chinese industrial espionage inside Canada and will raise its concerns with Beijing, Foreign Minister Peter MacKay said in an interview broadcast on Sunday. MacKay said it was particularly important to protect such Canadian companies as Research in Motion, maker of the portable e-mail BlackBerry device. "We're very concerned about economic espionage and it would appear based on evidence and reporting that...

Word of the Day
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.