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Britain Recruits Volunteer Army to Read WWI Diaries

Britain Recruits Volunteer Army to Read WWI Diaries

AFP (Jan. 14, 2014) — Britain on Tuesday began posting online more than 1.5 million pages of diaries written by World War I army officers, announcing plans to recruit an army of amateur historians to sift through them.
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How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint at Home

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint at Home

Howdini (Oct. 13, 2011) — You might think only factories emit pollution, but your home is guilty too. Patty Kim, from National Geographic's The Green Guide, shows you how to reduce your carbon footprint at home, and save money while you're helping to save the planet.
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Using 3D Technology to Preserve Ancient Frescoes

Using 3D Technology to Preserve Ancient Frescoes (Dec. 26, 2012) — Using 3D Technology to Preserve Ancient Frescoes World Monuments Fund - World Monuments Fund Michael Walsh discusses the efforts to save the forgotten frescoes of Famagusta, Cyprus. Founded in the late tenth century and rising to prominence after the fall of Acre in 1291, the port city of Famagusta once rivaled Constantinople and Venice as a center for maritime commerce. Through the centuries, Famagusta was ruled by a succession of conquerors including French, Greek, Genoese, Venetian, Ottoman, and British-creating an astonishingly varied artistic and architectural legacy.
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