Phoenix's Burton Barr Cebral Library Damaged by Sprinklers

Submitted by birdie on Sun, 07/16/2017 - 20:07
From AZ Central an explanation and video of how the sprinkler system was set off by an atypical monsoon on Saturday.

Phoenix Fire Capt. Reda Bigler said a pipe in the ceiling of the building's fifth floor ruptured when the storm lifted the roof and caused it to move in a wave-like fashion.

“When (the roof) slammed back down it broke a sprinkler pipe," Bigler said.

Books out, 3D printers in for Reinvented US Libraries

Submitted by birdie on Thu, 07/17/2014 - 13:30

How about that headline folks?

From New Scientist:

IN THE small town of Fayetteville in northern New York, you'll find the local library in an old furniture factory dating from the turn of the 20th century. The refurbished building retains hints of its industrial past: wooden floors, exposed beams, walls lined with carefully labelled tools.