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Check it out! We got reader cards at the Library of Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At the Library of Congress, the nation’s official research library, visitors can explore and admire the Library’s architecture, preserved documents, rare books, and intricate building designs. Visitors come every day from around the world to visit. While most visitors viewed the Main Reading Room on the first floor of the Library through …

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Smithville Blankets Jasper, Indiana, With Gigabit Broadband

As a regional center in southwestern Indiana, Jasper is known for its heavily German Catholic roots and as the “Wood Capital of the World.” It’s the location of several furniture manufacturing companies, including Kimball International and Masterbrand Cabinets, that target the hotel and hospitality industries. Jasper is also home to the Southern Indiana Education Center …

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China’s wooden building ingenuity still alive today

The unique ancient wooden dougong structure Photos: VCG and IC An ancient-style building at the Shaxi historical village in Dali, Yunnan Province Photo: VCG and IC The unique ancient wooden dougong structure Photos: VCG and IC   The unique ancient wooden dougong structure Photos: VCG and IC Editor’s Note: Ancient books are not only …

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What if the Wind and Sunshine Really Belonged to All of Us?

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Minecraft Player Recreates Chinatown from Batman: Arkham Knight’s Bleake Island

When discussing the most influential superhero video game franchises to have spawned in recent years, Rocksteady’s Batman Arkham series is certain to be mentioned by gamers and critics alike. Starting in 2009 with Arkham Asylum all the way up to 2015’s Arkham Knight, each installment in the series was often met with critical acclaim for …

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Art Non-Profit Opening $30M Eco-Friendly Headquarters in Miami

Oolite Arts is creating a 30 million dollar new eco-conscious complex that will host exhibitions, workshops, artist residencies, and more. Source: Oolite Arts/Youtube Oolite Arts, a Miami-based nonprofit, hosts exhibitions and provides resident artists with free studio space. “We are both a community and a resource, providing artists with the free studio space, exhibition opportunities, …

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How Can Construction Make More Sustainable Projects?

The news about the Earth’s slow death has been rampant in recent years, and the threats brought by climate change, natural disasters, and global warming paved the way for different sectors to shift to more sustainable and eco-friendly choices. For example, the construction industry commits to the goal of designing more sustainable buildings that can …

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Plan to spend $700 million renovating, building schools approved in Detroit

Detroit schools will spend $700 million in federal COVID funds on repairing aging school facilities and building new schools, an effort that aims to chip away at $2.1 billion in infrastructure needs at Michigan’s largest school district. Nikolai Vitti, superintendent of Detroit Public Schools Community District, said the funds will allow the district to build five new …

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“We have to adapt to heat waves by changing how we function during summer”: Environmentalist Avikal Somvanshi

“These dry heat waves with low humidity are common during May-June, but their current spells in April are unusual,” says Avikal Somvanshi, programme manager of Sustainable Cities Programme, CSE. Once upon a time in Delhi, even when summer day temperatures hovered over 40 degrees C, the city would cool down considerably after sunset, bringing the …

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County approves water/sewer line, review new EMS base | News

Monday night the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved an agreement with the town of Rosman to extend water and sewer services along Island Ford Road, which will connect back to the Rosman system. The need for the connection was deemed necessary for Gaia Herbs facilities on Island Ford Road and U.S. 64 to …

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