Archive for November, 2011

The World of Tomorrow

November 19, 2011

BiblionEnter the World of Tomorrow through Biblion: The Boundless Library, an immersive experience developed by the New York Public Library (NYPL).

Biblion lets you virtually explore the 1939-40 New York World’s Fair through photos, posters, multimedia, and documents from the stacks of NYPL.

“The Fair has something for everyone, from technological innovation and classical music, to pop culture and a world dealing with the crises of war and economic hardship.”

Explore the Fair today!
Visit the Biblion website or install the free Biblion iPad app.
Biblion App

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Look Up Tonight…Look Way Up

November 8, 2011

At about 6:28 pm EST tonight a giant asteroid will pass within 202,200 miles of Earth.   CNN published a nice piece on their website by astronomer Meg Urry explaining why we shouldn’t worry (it’s in no danger of hitting us), why this is so cool (it only happens every 100 years or so), and why scientists are really excited (they can use data gathered from asteroids to help them figure out how planets like ours form).

The event will apparently be visible through a standard telescope, so it looks like it’s time to dig yours out from the back of the closet and hope for clear skies!

Want to know more about asteroids?  Check out RDC Library’s Astronomy subject guide.

Know It All November

November 1, 2011

Have a term paper coming up on a controversial topic?  Curious what the Canadian take is on your subject?  Then check out November’s Information Revelation: Canadian Points of View Reference Centre.