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All Your Tomorrows Today

Ken Hollings unravels the origins and achievements of the world's ultimate think tank. For over 60 years, the RAND (Research and Development) Corporation has been thinking the unthinkable and dreaming of multiple futures for America and the world.

It makes ideas, not machines, but its contribution to the entire information age of satellites, systems analysis, computing and the internet has been crucial. Once labelled a 'malevolent university', it has been credited by some with near limitless influence since its beginnings in 1945.

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Tue 5 Aug 2008 21:15

Six Secret Smuggled Books

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Six classic works of literature we wouldn't have read if they hadn't been smuggled...

Grid

Grid

Seven images inspired by the grid

World Music collector, Sir David Attenborough

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The field recordings Attenborough of music performances around the world.

Attenborough's field recordings

Attenborough's field recordings

The unlikely music performances captured while searching for exotic animals to film.