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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Syrian rebels reject report on airstrikes

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Syrian rebels reject report on airstrikes

The Washington Post
Nov 7 2014

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

BUSINESS AND THE BRAIN (The StarPhoenix, Oct 7 2014, PageB7)




BUSINESS AND THE BRAIN

The StarPhoenix
Oct 7 2014

Researchers around the world are unlocking mysteries of the brain and causes of mental disorders in a "quiet neuroscience revolution" that, some say, will transform the way mental illness has been diagnosed and treated for the past 50......read more...

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

The £50,000 house you can download from the internet

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The £50,000 house you can download from the internet

The Independent
Sep 12 2014

A modern take on traditional prefab housing may be the answer to Britain's homes crisis, with the launch of a two-bedroom property that anyone can put together in a matter of days. The first prototype of the WikiHouse 4.0 – which can be built for less......read more...


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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Brainy, Yes, But Far From Handy

2006: Mako surgical (founder: roboticist Rony Abovitz) began offering a robot that offers precise haptic feedback to surgeons repairing arthritic knee joints.

Abovitz is now President & CEO of Magic Leap, Inc., whose motto is: "Most people are focused on making machines smarter. Wouldn't it be better if we focused on making people smarter?"



BRAINY, YES, BUT FAR FROM HANDY
John Markoff
The Financial Express
Sep 7 2014

Robots still lack a critical element— a well-developed sense of touch
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Why Twitter beats Facebook for breaking news


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Why Twitter beats Facebook for breaking news
John Naughton
The New Review
Sep 7 2014

Exactly a month ago today, an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown was fatally shot by a white police officer in the town of Ferguson, Missouri. There were a number of eyewitnesses, but the circumstances of the killing are disputed and are...
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Friday, August 29, 2014

A herding robot? Get the flock out of here. . .

 Now they can swarm _and_ herd.

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A herding robot? Get the flock out of here. . .

The New Zealand Herald
Aug 28 2014

Anyone who has seen a sheepdog round up a flock will have been impressed by the skill and ingenuity of the border collie. Now scientists have said that the dogs' technique could be mimicked by robots for uses far beyond the farmer's field — from moving......read more...

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Sci-fi, move over; dramas honor real science

Cosmos: great show.

I'm glad the pendulum is swinging this way, although Fantasy and Science Fiction sections still share library shelf space (when did that start? I'm fairly sure these genres were still distinct in the 1980s).

People are right to reject the notion of 'pure science'.

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Sci-fi, move over; dramas honor real science
Joanne Ostrow: 303-954-1830, jostrow@denverpost.com or twitter.com/ostrowdp
The Denver Post
Aug 22 2014

Television has graduated from stories about pseudo-science to a more grounded area of interest: hard science. Unlike the profusion of shows steeped in out-ofbody, time-traveling, telepathic, parallel universe, cybernetic and robotic issues, today's...
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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Bike sharing: Forget helmets


It's a conundrum: We can promote public health through bike sharing programs, but must we compromise safety to do so? 

Front page (A1)

Bike sharing: Forget helmets

The Vancouver Sun
Aug 21 2014

Second of two parts Go to New York City and you'll see the inconceivable: Thousands of people riding bikes in the thickest of traffic, without helmets. In the Land Of The Free, they have the right to bare heads. But then, you can see the same thing......read more...


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I’m Backing Amazon and Authors Should Too

Author backs Amazon as having a more realistic view of the industry than traditional publishers.

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I'm Backing Amazon and Authors Should Too
BY STEVE COHEN Mr. Cohen is an attorney at KDLM in New York and previously spent 30 years in publishing.
The Wall Street Journal Europe
Aug 21 2014

"You'll never work in this town again!" My agent's exact words were a bit different, but the message was clear: If I took Amazon's side in its battle with Hachette, no publisher would publish another book of mine. That is a risk worth taking because...
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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Robotic sex partners could be a reality by 2025: Study

Reduction of human trafficking would be positive, but at what cost?

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Robotic sex partners could be a reality by 2025: Study

Deccan Chronicle
Aug 17 2014

Washington, Aug. 16: Robotic sex partners will become commonplace by 2025, says a report that looks at how continuing improvements to artificial intelligence and robotics will impact society. The 66-page report also focuses on how robotics will impact...
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Scientists teaching robots how to work together

Swarms & their capabilities expand.

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Scientists teaching robots how to work together
By Amina Khan
The Buffalo News
Aug 17 2014

LOS aNGeLeS – Here comes the swarm. Scientists at Harvard University have created the first 1,000-strong swarm of robots that can assemble themselves into different shapes upon command. Using 1,024 three-legged robots roughly the size of a pingpong...
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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Meet the geeky Wexford farm boy who became the Sherlock Holmes of the computer age and made billions!



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Meet the geeky Wexford farm boy who became the Sherlock Holmes of the computer age ( ) and made billions!
by Catherine Fegan
Irish Daily Mail
Aug 16 2014

WALTER O'Brien wasn't very popular at school. To teachers, he was the frustrating student who asked ten questions when other children would ask one. 'He was different,' said former teacher John Quane. 'We did struggle to understand him, maybe not that...
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Friday, August 15, 2014

Knight St. bridge crash fatal

A shrine has been erected.


Knight St. bridge crash fatal

Times Colonist
May 7, 2010

RICHMOND —A single-vehicle crash that closed the southbound lanes of the Knight Street Bridge yesterday morning killed the driver and injured a male passenger, Richmond RCMP said. Speed and alcohol were factors in the 1:37 a.m. crash north of the Bridgepo...read more...




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Tech Care Takes Off

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TECH CARE TAKES OFF
By Brandon Bailey bbailey@mercurynews.com
San Jose Mercury News
Aug 14 2014

It's no coincidence that archrivals Apple and Google launched competing software initiatives this summer for wearable gadgets that track fitness and health. Health technology is hot in the Bay Area, where some of the biggest tech companies and a swarm...
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Tech’s great leap rooted in Chicago

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Tech's great leap rooted in Chicago
Phil Rosenthal
Chicago Tribune
Aug 13 2014

So now we know what the Next Big Thing is that Dag Kittlaus, the Chicago area visionary who helped give the world Siri, has been working on for close to two years. It's Viv, an artificial intelligence system that has the potential to become the...
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Forget something? The hotel robot will gladly bring it to you

A butler doing a happy dance? Different :)

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Forget something? The hotel robot will gladly bring it to you
By JohnMarkoff NEW YORK TIMES
Houston Chronicle
Aug 12 2014

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Think of it as the Terminator's human- friendly sibling. In a hotel lobby across the street from Apple's corporate campus, a desk clerk places a razor in the bin of a 3- foot- high robot and taps in a room number on a display. The...
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Monday, August 11, 2014

Big-Data Scientists Are in Big Demand

This could be Big. 

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Big-Data Scientists Are in Big Demand
BY ELIZABETH DWOSKIN
The Wall Street Journal Europe
Aug 11 2014

For his Ph. D. in astrophysics, Chris Farrell spent five years mining data from a giant particle accelerator. Now, he spends his days analyzing ratings for Yelp Inc.'s online business-review site. Mr. Farrell, 28 years old, is a data scientist, a job...
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Frankenstein dilemma not yet upon us

Nice summary of some classic positions in an important debate. 

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Frankenstein dilemma not yet upon us

Manawatu Standard
Aug 11 2014

The anguish of Frankenstein's creature is terribly recognisable. Offended by his creator's rejection, the literate and articulate monster pleads for a girlfriend but Dr Frankenstein stops work when he realises that he might be creating a breed of...
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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Urban jungle a tough challenge for Google’s self-driving cars

There's also the challenge of weather conditions to be overcome by these vehicles. 

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Urban jungle a tough challenge for Google's self-driving cars
Lee Gomes
The Financial Express
Aug 10 2014

AFTER CATCHING the world and the auto industry by surprise with its progress with self-driving cars, Google has begun the latest, most difficult phase of its project—making the vehicles smart enough to handle the chaos of city streets. But while the...
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Friday, August 8, 2014

IBM Develops Chip That Simulates Brain

Yeah, there might be a few commercial applications.

IBM living up to its 'THINK' slogan.

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IBM Develops Chip That Simulates Brain
BY DON CLARK
The Wall Street Journal Europe
Aug 8 2014

SAN JOSE, Calif.— International Business Machines Corp. is claiming a major advance in emulating the brain in silicon. The technology company has developed a microchip that simulates functions of neurons, synapses and other features of the brain to...
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Scientists make flatpack robots that assemble themselves

If they assemble themselves why do they need the scientists?

I learned some origami in Sunday School. This sounds like even more fun. 

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Scientists make flatpack robots that assemble themselves
SCIENCE EDITOR
The Independent
Aug 8 2014

They sound like real-life Transformers – the toys that can change from one shape into another – but these robots are perhaps more akin to the flat-packed world of an Ikea catalogue. Scientists have taken the idea of self-assembly so seriously they...
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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Renewable Energy to End Coal Era

RENEWABLE ENERGY TO END COAL ERA

Weekend Daily Planet, 28 February 2013

The perception that fossil fuels are cheap, and renewables expensive, is now out of date.The truth is that wind power is rapidly becoming cheaper than coal and gas - even in those countries of the world’s most abundant fossil fuel resources.Clean energy is a game changer, which promises to turn the economics of power systems on its head.... [article]

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Police drone is invasive ‘toxic toy’

Scott Herhold suggests that San Jose Police Department's new $7,000 drone should be returned or sold, before the police are tempted to use it to invade taxpayers' privacy.

The department's stated 'primary purpose' for the drone - disarming bombs - seems a bit of a stretch to me. Surely there are robotic tools better suited to that purpose.

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Police drone is invasive 'toxic toy'
Contact Scott Herhold at 408-275-0917 or sherhold@mercurynews.com. Follow him at Twitter.com/scottherhold.
San Jose Mercury News
Aug 3 2014


So, great: Somewhere in the bowels of the San Jose Police Department, we have a drone bought with federal money — a Neo 660 V2, to be precise — a 2-foot-wide device that can carry a camera and transmit back incredibly invasive pictures of...
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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Britain Bets the Farm on Solar Energy

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Britain Bets the Farm on Solar Energy
BY CASSIE WERBER
The Wall Street Journal Asia
Aug 5 2014

SUFFOLK, England—Alongside the old airfield here, ripening barley shifts in the breeze. Across the way, a more static crop stretches into the distance: 80,000 solar panels, their silvery surfaces facing south. Britain, a land of cloudy skies and...
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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Believe the dreamers, not the experts

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Believe the dreamers, not the experts
By VivekWadhwa
The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT)
Aug 2 2014

History is littered with the failed predictions of experts. Yet governments hire highpaid consultants.
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Friday, August 1, 2014

Researchers Can Steal an iPad PIN with Google Glass or a Smartwatch

Page31. Oi! Thank goodness only researchers can do it.



Researchers Can Steal an iPad PIN with Google Glass or a Smartwatch

The Jewish Voice
Aug 1 2014

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Lowell have developed a technique for surreptitiously stealing iPad PIN codes, and all it takes is a camera. The one built into Google Glass and Samsung's Gear Smartwatches are a perfect fit too. The......read more...


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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Isolated Indians meet the world

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Isolated Indians meet the world

The Mercury
Jul 31 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO: Isolated native people, probably fleeing attacks in Peru, have turned up in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, where they made contact with the outside world, according to a video released by the country's indigenous authority. Brazilian...
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The machines will take our jobs if we don’t get smart

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The machines will take our jobs if we don't get smart

Business Week
Jul 31 2014

WHAT to do? Should I write this week about financial imbalances in the euro zone, or the threat to jobs from computerisation? One might be of more interest to me, but the other to almost everyone else. Then it dawned that the two were connected in a...
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The public sector assumes most of the cost of research

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The public sector assumes most of the cost of research
RACHEL PARKER DAVID WISEMAN Rachel Parker is dean of research development from Queensland University of Technology and David Wiseman is team leader of the Research Support Office at QUT Business School.
The Australian
Jul 30 2014

AN important potential advantage of any research impact assessment exercise would be to better articulate the incredible and substantial contribution of public research to economic and social advancement and to correct the balance of public discourse...
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Baidu developing ‘self-driving’ car

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Baidu developing 'self-driving' car
By MENGJING mengjing@chinadaily.com.cn
China Daily
Jul 30 2014

Chinese search engine leader Baidu Inc, widely known as the Google of China, is following in the Western Internet giant's footsteps by working on its own version of a selfdriving car. The Beijing based company confirmed it has already initiated the...
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tapping into rich market for used iPhones

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Tapping into rich market for used iPhones
THIS WEEK'S CASE STUDY JARED LINDZON
Toronto Star
Jul 29 2014

In the never-ending cycle to own "the latest" iPhone, a Toronto startup sees billions to be made. Not in the slick new model, but in the castoffs that waste away in drawers. While brainstorming ideas for his first startup last summer, Bruno Wong was...
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Sunday, July 27, 2014

The confessional

Interesting story on page 75. Anonymous apps for private thoughts. 



The confessional
BY MARIANA MARCALETTI mariana.marcaletti@washpost.com
The Washington Post Sunday
Jul 27 2014

Users are sharing private thoughts — from Gaza to dating — on anonymous apps like Secret. G4
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Typewriters are the start of a fightback against cyberspying

If you have one, hang on to it :)



Typewriters are the start of a fightback against cyberspying
By Andrew Martin
Sunday Times ( Sri Lanka)
Jul 27 2014, page 40

A German politician called Patrick Sensburg announced this week that his country's government was thinking about reverting to the use of an un-hackable technology: typewriters. Mr. Sensburg is head of the Bundestag inquiry into the US National...
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Friday, July 25, 2014

Robot’s hitchhiking trip across Canada kicks off in Halifax

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Robot's hitchhiking trip across Canada kicks off in Halifax
METRO HALIFAX
Cape Breton Post
Jul 25 2014

The parents of a smiley hitchhiker in yellow rain boots are hoping Canadians keep their little one safe during a cross-country journey. This weekend, Haligonians travelling on Highway 102 might spot a robot with its gloved thumb pointing west on his...
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

We’re heading into a jobless future

What can we do that a machine couldn't? 



We're heading into a jobless future
By VivekWadhwa
The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT)
Jul 24 2014

In an op-ed in TheWall Street Journal, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers revived a debate I'd had with futurist Ray Kurzweil in 2012 about the jobless future. He echoed the words of Peter Diamandis, who says that we aremoving froma history of...
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Drones take flight into a world of possibilities


See also:
How to save journalism? News stories without reporters
New York Review of Books : The News About the Internet



Drones take flight into a world of possibilities
By CLENT SABOURIN in Montreal
China Daily
Jul 23 2014

Like a well-trained dog, the HEXO+ follows you faithfully wherever you go. But it doesn't walk beside you— it's airborne. Developed by a French start-up, Squadrone System, the six-rotor HEXO+ — which handily totes a GoPro video camera — is billed as...
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How to save journalism? News stories without reporters

Sad story / Good punch line....

Apiece of software made Travis Solorio a little bit famous after he was gunned down on the streets of Los Angeles in February. On the morning following his death, the LAPD sent out an e-mail alert about the homicide to newsrooms across the city; within... [article

(The Globe and Mail (Ottawa/Quebec Edition), Wed, 09 May 2012, Page R3)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Deal with Apple is IBM’s revenge





Deal with Apple is IBM's revenge
BY ROBERT EVATT
Tulsa World
Jul 22 2014

You could call it IBM's revenge. Last week the largely business oriented computing company struck a deal with Apple to integrate the devices and services offered by both companies. It's a big deal in the business world, as it has the potential to give...
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Intelligent car does daily chores





Intelligent car does daily chores

The Napier Mail
Jul 23 2014

Cutting-edge technology is being pioneered by researchers at Jaguar Land Rover to develop an intelligent self-learning vehicle that will offer a personalised driving experience and help prevent accidents by reducing driver distraction. Using the...
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Search group to resume its use of drones




Search group to resume its use of drones

The Dallas Morning News

HOUS­TON — A Texas-based group in­volved in searches for miss­ing per­sons around the na­tion said it will re­sume us­ing drones in its work af­ter a fed­eral ap­peals court ruled Fri­day that a warn­ing the group re­ceived to stop us­ing them didn't have...read more...


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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Japanese firms set up shop in the uncanny valley

Silicon Valley — Uncanny Valley 



Japanese firms set up shop in the uncanny valley

The China Post
Jul 17 2014

A future in which it is difficult to tell man and machine apart could soon become reality, scientists say, after recent robotic breakthroughs in Japan. But as the once-fantastical idea of wise-cracking android sidekicks takes form in laboratories —...
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Friday, July 11, 2014

IBM to spend $3b on new chip

 (The Kathmandu Post), Jul 11 2014, 16


IBM to spend $3b on new chip
REUTERS WASHINGTON, JULY 10
The Kathmandu Post
Jul 11 2014

IBM announced on Wednesday it will invest $3 billion over the next five years in chip research and development in hopes of finding a game-changing breakthrough that can help revive its slumping hardware unit. IBM announced the plan a week before its...
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Thursday, July 10, 2014

'Nothing is ever dry down here. Ever.' - Telegraph

Why did we ever give up on the octopus's garden? Read on... 

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'Nothing is ever dry down here. Ever.' - Telegraph
Sixty feet below the sea, in the world's only underwater habitat, a group of scientists is trying to unlock the ocean's secrets. But how do the crew of the Aquarius stay sane?

NAST honors new academicians, outstanding scientists

The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), the highest recognition and advisory body to the government and science community on matters related to science and technology, is holding its two-day 36th Annual Scientific... [article] (The Philippine Star, Thu, 10 Jul 2014, Page B-6)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Village of Coldwater sees spike in library memberships





Township sees spike in library memberships
SARA CARSON
Packet & Times (Orillia)
Jul 9 2014

The Village of Coldwater has been gaining from the City of Orillia's loss. Since the city began charging township residents to use the Orillia Public Library, the Coldwater Memorial Public Library has grown by 86 members, said Severn's chief...
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