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Opening Access to the Office of Scientific Research and Development

Posted by: Sean Bryant

The Library of Congress Science Reference Section and Technical Reports Section are creating an open access collection of Office of Scientific Research and Development (OSRD) materials, which have previously been accessible only onsite. The collection starts with material from two of the OSRD’s administrative divisions, Division 12: Transportation and Division 16: Optics & Camouflage. Information on topics such as amphibious vehicle studies, DUKW design, bridge, ponton and ferry designs and much more, can be found in reports in Division 12 (Transportation). The Optics/ Camouflage (Division 16) collection includes reports on topics such as aerial photography, camouflage applications, periscopes and other optical instruments.

Headshot of NASA Goddard Research Physical Scientist, Dr. George J. Huffman

“Rain and Snow, in Your Backyard and Around the Globe” with NASA Scientist Dr. George J. Huffman, May 9, 2023

Posted by: Sean Bryant

On Tuesday, May 9, 2023, the Science, Technology and Business Division will welcome NASA Goddard Scientist, Dr. George J. Huffman, to the Library’s Pickford Theater at 11:30AM to discuss NASA’s use of satellite and surface data to understand the processes that create precipitation and how the results can be applied to analyze floods, droughts, and global weather and climate patterns; manage freshwater supplies, provide microinsurance against weather disasters in developing countries, and aid in forecasting agricultural production and outbreaks of some diseases.

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Cancer Moonshot Panel Webinar will Discuss Forecasting Cancer Diagnostics and Treatment for the Future on December 6, 2022

Posted by: Sean Bryant

On Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at 10:30a.m. EST, on Zoom, the Library of Congress will host a Library Health Services Division sponsored, virtual panel discussion on advancements in cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. The event will bring together White House Cancer Moonshot Initiative representative, Dr. Danielle Carnival, and leading scientists, Dr. G.P. Yeh, Dr. Hans-Georg Rammensee and Dr. Louis Weiner.