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2011-11-30 12:27:18

NASA and the Library of Congress have established the Baruch S. Blumberg NASA-Library of Congress chair in Astrobiology at the Library's scholarly research organization, the John W. Kluge Center in Washington.

2010-01-05 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Katherine Paterson, two-time winner of the National Book Award and Newbery Medal, was today named National Ambassador for Young People's Literature by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington.

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2009-04-20 12:02:09

Officials at UNESCO headquarters in Paris announced the launch of the World Digital Library on Monday.

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2005-11-22 15:34:57

Google Inc. is giving $3 million to the U.S. Library of Congress to help set up a system for creating digital copies of rare documents from around the world - the latest step in Google's crusade to expand the amount of information that can be indexed by its Internet-leading search engine.


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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