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Archive: 2019 (4 Posts)

Silver stylized owl with radiant circles around its head, surrounded by a gold frame

Office of Scientific Research and Development Collections

Posted by: Nate Smith

The materials from the Office of Scientific Research and Development represent original research conducted by the Allies during World War II. The tens of thousands of items in the Library's OSRD collection include technical reports, drawings, memos, medical research results, and other documents that were either in the open literature or have since been declassified.

Later construction of Charles Babbage's difference engine.

The Enchantress of Number

Posted by: Nate Smith

This blog was written in preparation for Ada Lovelace Day, which occurs every year on the second Tuesday of October and celebrates women in STEM. Augusta Ada Byron, daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron and intellectual Lady Byron (whom Byron once named the “Princess of Parallelograms”), was born in 1815.  Shortly after Ada’s birth, …