Rebuilding the village
With a little help from their friends and neighbors,
including university staff, the residents of Charles Village will
receive the gift of a new library this winter.
Staff members from Volunteer Services, the
Milton S. Eisenhower Library and the Institute for the Academic
Advancement of Youth have played an active role in the
development of the Village Learning Place Inc., a library and
educational program center that will replace the St. Paul Street
branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library that closed in September
The new nonprofit facility, now undergoing
extensive renovations, will open in the 2521 St. Paul St.
location sometime in February and will feature a library, a
learning center, a coffee bar and a community garden.
Transformation tool helps move
To send images and video from one place to another, computers now
rely on compression--a method of squeezing large amounts of
digital information into smaller packets that can be moved
swiftly along an electronic highway. Before compression can take
place effectively, the data collected from the sensors of a
digital camera or a scanner must first undergo a mathematical
A Johns Hopkins University engineer has
invented a new digital transformation method that promises to
speed up the transmission of digital multimedia while using far
less power. The increased speed could make it easier to conduct
high-quality video-conferencing in real time, the inventor says.
At the same time, the reduced demand for power will make it more
economical to process images on battery-operated devices,
including laptops, hand-held computers and digital cameras, the
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