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Eclipse Photography, Internment Camps, New Zealand Marae, More: Saturday Buzz, August 19, 2017

Good morning. There has been a lot of personal upheaval for me this week (nothing particularly bad, just a lot of it) so ResearchBuzz has been kind of all over the place schedule-wise. I am getting it straightened out, so expect extra episodes this weekend as I catch up.

NEW RESOURCES

New-to-me, from the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR): Eclipse Science, Then And Now . “Scientists are eager to capture images of this year’s eclipse — but that’s nothing new. Researchers have been poring over images of total solar eclipses practically since there were images available to pore over. Thanks to the NCAR High Altitude Observatory (HAO), while you wait for Monday’s Great American Eclipse of 2017, you can gaze at those same images, too. The solar scientists at HAO host an online gallery with 140 years of eclipse photos, starting in 1869.”

Cambridge University: New digital archive provides a rare insight into WWII civilian internment camps. “The Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) Collection has launched a fascinating new digital archive, Voices of civilian internment: WWII Singapore. These unique records, now freely available through Cambridge Digital Library, were conserved and digitised over a two year period with the support of the Wellcome Trust. They powerfully bring to life the experience of civilians who were interned at the Changi and Sime Road camps between 1942 and 1945 following the fall of Malaya to the Japanese.”

Gisborne Herald: Google Earth tours local marae. “A 100-year-old marae just outside Gisborne has become the first to open its doors to global audiences on Google Earth. Te Pahou Marae on Matakaka No.1 block in Tuaraki Road, Manutuke, belongs to Rongowhakaata sub-tribe Ngati Maru.”

TWEAKS AND UPDATES

Marketing Land: Pinterest now lets people zoom in on pins, has redesigned visual search icon. “Pinterest continues to try to make it easier for people to use its visual search engine. Now Pinterest users can zoom in on pins when using its mobile app. Pinterest has also made the option to search individual objects within a pin more obvious and opened up its Chrome browser extension to people who don’t have a Pinterest account, the company announced on Wednesday.”

AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD

Los Angeles Times: Snap executives sell $9 million worth of stock at first opportunity. “Three of Snap Inc.’s top executives sold their first batch of company shares, picking up an estimated $9.3 million, according to federal disclosures. Employees at the Snapchat maker became free Monday to sell shares awarded through options or other compensation plans.”

SECURITY & LEGAL

Reuters: Lithuanian man pleads not guilty to defrauding Facebook and Google . “A Lithuanian man accused of defrauding Facebook Inc and Google Inc out of more than $100 million pleaded not guilty to criminal charges in U.S. court on Thursday.” Good morning, Internet…

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