WSJ: The Next Age of Discovery — As scholars race to digitize crumbling archives, they’re unearthing new finds – from lost gospels to an alternate “Medea.”
Fascinating project this summer:
This summer, a professor of computer science at the University of Kentucky plans to test 3-D X-ray scanning on two papyrus scrolls from Pompeii that were charred by volcanic ash in 79 A.D. Scholars have never before been able to read or even open the scrolls, which now sit in the French National Institute in Paris.
WSJ: The Class of ’09 Curse: Low Wages for Years — College graduates who land jobs will likely suffer lower wages for a decade or more compared to those lucky enough to graduate in better times, studies show.
The U.S. has become the world’s biggest wind-power generator and of the electricity production added in the country last year, 42 percent came from wind turbines. But as more megawatts come on line, the problem of getting power from wind-swept plains to places where people actually live becomes more urgent.