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Quick Pic: The View From Down Under

Preservation Underground - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 19:30

Today was board-shear maintenance day. We changed the blade, replaced some worn screws, and trued the cut. It takes two people to change the blade. One person under the shear (usually me) and one person to tighten the screws. We have the maintenance down to about half an hour.  A while ago we showed you the view from above, ever wonder what the view from below looks like?

board shear maintenanceRachel laughing at Beth on the floor.

That is not a very flattering angle. It’s a very good thing Rachel has a great sense of humor.

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Man to Fight Computers!

Bitstreams - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 19:04

Man To Fight Computer_FeatureFifty years ago this week, Duke students faced off with computers in model car races and tic-tac-toe matches in the annual Engineers’ Show.  In stark contrast to the up-and-coming computers, a Duke Chronicle article dubbed these human competitors as old-fashioned and obsolete.  Five decades later, although we humans haven’t completely lost our foothold to computers, … Continue reading Man to Fight Computers! →

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Growing Up Duke

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 16:03
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Exploring the lives of Angier and Mary Duke.

Winners of the Student Data Visualization Contest

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 15:57
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Congratulations to our 2015 winners!

New Reads from Duke Authors

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 15:38
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Check out these new titles written by Duke faculty.

The connection

Endeca Video DVDs 3 Months - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 00:47

Focus group for faculty and graduate students: Accessing full-text online articles

course-support-training-feed - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 16:00
Thu, Mar 19, 2015: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Share your experience accessing online articles, and help Duke librarians improve this critical aspect of conducting research.  Lunch provided for all participants!

Location of event: Meet in lobby of Perkins Library (beside elevators and stone staircase)


Tales from both sides of the brain : a life in neuroscience

Endeca Noteworthy Last Month - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:00

Author: Gazzaniga, Michael S., author.
Published: New York : Ecco, [2015]

Currently held at: DUKE

To explain the world : the discovery of modern science

Endeca Noteworthy Last Month - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:00

Author: Weinberg, Steven, 1933- author.
Published: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]

Currently held at: DUKE

Coming home

Endeca Noteworthy Last Month - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:00

Author: McDevitt, Jack.
Published: New York, NY : Ace Books, 2014.

Currently held at: DUKE

The Goblin Emperor

Endeca Noteworthy Last Month - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:00

Author: Addison, Katherine.
Published: New York : Tor, 2014.

Currently held at: DUKE

Oxford dictionary of quotations

Endeca Noteworthy Last Month - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:00

Published: Oxford ; Oxford University Press, 2014.

Currently held at: DUKE

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