From the archive

September 7, 2019

50 Years Ago There are signs that the size of the prawn harvest will in future depend less on the coldness of the winter. M. R. Reeve of the Ministry of Agriculture’s Fisheries Experiment Station in Conway, North Wales, has just reported success with laboratory cultures from eggs to adult prawns … The present dependence […]

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The death of Cardinal Newman – archive, 1890

August 14, 2019

Portrait of John Henry Newman by Emmeline Deane (1858-1944). Photograph: De Agostini via Getty Images The venerable Cardinal Newman expired at the Oratory, Birmingham, last night, after a brief illness. He was in his ninetieth year, and the immediate cause of his death was an attack of pneumonia. His death has created a profound and […]

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ActiveScale And Active Archive Survey

August 6, 2019

Let’s take a look at object storage and cloud management solutions from Western Digital and a recent report and survey from the Active Archive Alliance about the value and methods for storing infrequently accessed data. Western Digital expanded its ActiveScale storage system. The company is pushing its hardware and software to support hybrid cloud applications, […]

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Moulton rubber archive opened to the public for the first time

July 26, 2019

The archives of a pioneering rubber manufacturer and inventor are to be made public for the first time. The Moulton archive covers the business archives of Stephen Moulton, and his great-grandson Dr Alex Moulton. Stephen’s work led to the growth of the rubber industry in the UK, while Dr Alex Moulton invented the small-wheeled Moulton […]

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What the Smuggled Archive Tells Us About Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Project

July 23, 2019

On July 7, 2019, Iran announced that in light of Western countries’ reluctance to support it against newly imposed US sanctions, it will enrich uranium above the maximum 3.67 percent level agreed upon in the 2015 nuclear agreement (the JCPOA). According to Ayatollah Khamenei’s aide Ali Akbar Velayati, Iran will enrich uranium to five percent […]

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From the archive: The silence of Karl Doenitz

July 7, 2019

In Albert Speer: His Battle With Truth, Hitler’s architect tried to charm his biographer Gitta Sereny and convince her that he knew nothing of the Final Solution. But for Karl Doenitz, the U-boat captain who for a few days became president of the Third Reich after Hitler’s suicide, there was seemingly no need for such wasteful […]

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