Horrible History of Medicine

When it comes to the science of medicine there is much to be grateful for. Vaccines, blood typing, x-rays, antibiotics: all make huge differences in how we are treated for accidents and ailments. For those of us who are perhaps morbidly curious, or at least not terribly squeamish, exploring the history of medicine is fascinating…
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Great Comics to Teach Kids

Kids now have so many fantastic options when it comes to using comics and graphic novels to learn about real-life concepts. These books are visually stimulating while still offering a considerable amount of information about the subjects contained within. Here is where to start when searching for non-fiction graphic novels for elementary-aged students. Graphic Library…
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Repurposing Your Old PC

By Chuck Gray Updated November 15, 2013: Your old computer is capable of one more major feat: helping to cure diseases. Updated October 16, 2013: This post was published earlier this year in February.  It has since been revamped to reflect more specific and robust re-purposing solutions covered in my recent workshop on the topic.  If you…
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Must-Have iPhone Apps

By Chuck Gray As promised in my list of must-have Android apps, here is a list of must-have iPhone apps!  The Apple App Store has a larger selection of quality apps than the Google Play store does, though that gap is quickly shrinking. Unfortunately, it has fewer free apps, so you’ll see more price tags attached to…
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Android vs. iPhone

By Chuck Gray (Last updated 7/19/12) Something I get asked a lot as the librarian tech guy is whether a person in the market for a new smartphone or tablet should buy Apple or Android.  This is a far more nuanced question than most people realize, and the answer will depend on a number of…
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