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Fast Facts: 2012 Academy Awards Fact Sheets

February 26, 2012 by

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Direct from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. 84th Academy Awards Fact Sheet (4 pages; PDF) Examples of What You’ll Find: Number of countries submitting foreign language films 63 Number of voting members 5,783 Number of Oscar statuettes created for 84th Academy Awards 50 Number of Oscar statuettes given out at the 83rd […]

Learn About and Look at the Automated Retrieval System at Sonoma State University

February 26, 2012 by

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From the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat: The storage component is three stories tall. There are no external windows. It’s fire and earthquake safe, with human access limited to one set of locked doors. It’s possibly the safest place on the Sonoma State University campus, and it’s called “The Vault.” SSU’s Automated Storage and Retrieval System is the most advanced […]

Researchers Asking UN to Open Archive of Cases Against World War II Criminals

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From the AP: Locked inside U.N. headquarters is a huge but largely unknown archive documenting 10,000 cases against accused World War II criminals, from Belgian charges against Adolf Hitler to the trial of a Japanese commander for inciting rape. Leading British and American researchers are campaigning to make the files _ hundreds of thousands of […]

New Research Paper: “Youth and Digital Media: From Credibility to Information Quality”

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Title Youth and Digital Media: From Credibility to Information Quality (150 pages; PDF) Authors Urs Gasser Harvard University   –  Berkman Center for Internet & Society; University of St. Gallen Sandra Cortesi Harvard University  –  Berkman Center for Internet & Society Momin Malik Harvard University  –  Berkman Center for Internet & Society Ashley Lee Harvard University […]

New Reference Database from Weather Underground: Weather Extremes

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From an Intro Post by Dr. Jeff Masters’, Weather Underground’s Co-Founder: The Record Extremes page will give you the option to see U.S. and international records on a map and table. You can select any combination of record types at once, which, combined with the map, provides a interesting visual way to investigate record-setting events. […]