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Technology Book of the Week 3/11/15

Digital Drawing for Designers: a visual guide to AutoCAD 2015 by Douglas R. Seidler. Books in the 620s aren’t often very attractive to look at but this is an exception in being both well-designed and containing a feast of illustrations

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Technology Book of the Week 28/10/15

This isn’t so much a book of the week as a series of the week.  The Library has acquired a host of ‘A Very Short Introduction’ titles which range across wide variety of subjects. The two highlighted here are just

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I like to ride my bicycle… I like to ride my bike…

Looking for something entirely different, we’ve just come across this pedal powered site: http://road.cc/ which cyclists might find interesting. Lots of fascinating stuff including some Dutch students who are close to creating a 3D printed bicycle that anyone should be

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Fascination

While we’ve been on leave, another issue of Fascination has been posted.  So if you want to read about bee blooms blossoming, a possible new vaccine for polio, or Cherenkov Telescope Array – or a host of other technology and

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Pluto in song

You can’t have missed the excitement about and stunning photos of Pluto with the New Horizons mission finally arriving at the orbit of the world. But we’ve particularly liked Tim Blais of A Capella Science’s ‘Outbound Probe’ which you can

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The Martian

A year or two back we stumbled across Andy Weir’s spellbinding novel The Martian.  One of few books that really is unputdownable once it has you in its grip.  It’s coming out as a film soon and we’ve just seen

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Help with your subject

We’re delighted that you find our My Subject pages helpful – they give lots of great guidance on where you can find both resources and help.  We’ve just had figures for September to (nearly all of) April and this is

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Great view of the eclipse? Or was it eclipsed by cloud cover?

Sadly here at UoP there was no sign of the sun all morning (only for it to emerge at lunchtime… <sigh>), but there was excitement anyway. If you were disappointed by the weather this morning but are intrigued to explore

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14 punctuation marks in English grammar

This might be helpful for those writing assignments: http://grammar.yourdictionary.com/punctuation/what/fourteen-punctuation-marks.html Or writing anything really.  It includes a handy infographic.  

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Layer-lapse

Time-lapse video is well known – and even smart phones can manage it these days, but how about layer-lapse video? http://www.citylab.com/design/2014/10/this-layer-lapse-video-of-boston-is-a-lesson-in-relativity/381777/ Our thanks to PH for finding this.

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