Making Headlines At Scribd

August 10, 2012 • in the news

As the week comes to a close, we take a look at some of the documents on Scribd that got our attention. From the London Olympics to the ongoing Apple patent trial, these are the publications making headlines on Scribd.

Seven Minutes Of Terror

“Touchdown Confirmed,” National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s rolling, roving mobile laboratory, Curiosity, has successfully landed on Mars late Sunday night – capping off ‘seven minutes of terror,’ years of planning and over $2.5 billion.

Advantage, Apple?

Competitive benchmarking or blatant copying? Apple may have gained the advantage in the $2.5 billion patent battle after it was revealed Samsung’s product engineering team comprehensively detailed screen-by-screen comparisons of the iPhone.

Lighthouses ‘Rock’

Lighthouses ‘Rock’ — In honor of National Lighthouse Day, US National Archives ‘Prologue Magazine’ publishes this beautiful sketch of Execution Rocks, a 60-foot lighthouse in Long Island Sound. Its dubious name was given in honor of the dangerous conditions created by craggy rocks that appear in low tide.

National S’more Day

Gather ’round the campfire, folks. Today is National S’more Day. Too sweet to have possibly made this up, read our collection full of s’more recipes.

London Olympics – As the Olympics come to a close, we remind you to continue to catch up on all the Scribd documents and publications about the games on our special Olympics landing page.

And finally, the majority of us never had an opportunity to catch a single event of the Olympics in person. We leave you with this fantastic video (hat tip, Gawker, Reddit) of a London photographer who surprises his father with tickets on the closing week to catch the handball final. We cannot embed the video directly, so click the two links to view it — the perfect end, to another fascinating week of news, sports and more.