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Memories Of Hiroshima And After

05 August 2015

The Hiroshima Genbaku Dome after the bombing August 6th marks 70 years since the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. It is hard to think of many events in human history that have had quite such significant consequences. Not only did Hiroshima...

Viral Content in the UK Domain

05 August 2015 Why? "The term 'malware' is commonly used as a catch-all phrase for unwanted software designed to infiltrate a computer...without the owner's informed consent. It includes but is not limited to viruses, Trojan horses, malware." "Whilst highly undesirable for most...

Daguerrean Excursions

05 August 2015

On 19 August 1839, the astronomer François Arago demonstrated to the French Academy the startling new photographic process invented by Louis Daguerre, by which an object was imprinted on a metal plate without human intervention, through the action of light...

Policy into practice

05 August 2015

Applications are now open for RCUK Policy Internships at the British Library at 2016. We are offering up to three NERC/MRC funded PhD students the chance to join us in team ScienceBL and help deliver a TalkScience event. In this...

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