Delaware Poetry Review, Sewage Spills, Google, More: Wednesday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, March 20, 2019


Cape Gazette: Delaware Poetry Review still accessible in online archive. “Published between 2007 and 2017, Delaware Poetry Review featured a total of 163 poets, ranging from authors who had never previously published to those with national reputations. Contributors include Poets Laureate of the states of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, including JoAnn Balingit, Fleda Brown, Grace Cavalieri, and Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda…. Past issues will be preserved in perpetuity thanks to the Cape Gazette newspaper, sponsor of the journal.”


The Baltimore Sun: Baltimore launches live map of sewage pollution — and temporarily stops alerting the public to contamination. “More than 14 million gallons of sewage-tainted water has washed into Baltimore streams over the past two months, but city officials haven’t alerted the public of the contamination. Federal and state environmental regulators require the city to notify the public anytime at least 10,000 gallons of sewage contamination enters waterways. But the Department of Public Works stopped issuing the alerts in late January, when it launched a live map of sewage overflows on its website.”

CNBC: EU regulators hit Google with $1.7 billion fine for blocking ad rivals. “The EU’s commissioner for competition, Margrethe Vestager, said Wednesday that Google must pay 1.49 billion euros ($1.69 billion) for stifling competition in the online advertisement sector.”


Social Media Examiner: How to Promote Your Live Event on Facebook. “Are you planning a live event? Wondering how to use Facebook marketing to reach and stay in touch with attendees? In this article, you’ll discover how to promote your live event or conference on Facebook before, during, and after the show.”


Washington Post: ‘Poppy Apocalypse’: Small California city overrun by thousands of tourists declares ‘public safety crisis’. “Officials in Lake Elsinore, Calif., located just over an hour southeast of Los Angeles, announced Sunday that they had closed off access to their famed California golden poppy fields after ‘Disneyland size crowds’ inundated the city of about 66,000 over the weekend, straining resources and creating a ‘public safety crisis.'”

Reuters: Google seeking to promote rivals to stave off EU antitrust action. “Google is trying to boost price comparison rivals such as Kelkoo in an effort to appease European Union antitrust regulators and ward off fresh fines following a 2.4-billion-euro (2 billion pounds) penalty nearly two years ago. The European Commission said Alphabet unit Google had used its search engine market power to unfairly promote its own comparison shopping service.”

PR Newswire: MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative awarded $750,000 grant from the Hewlett Foundation (PRESS RELEASE.) “The grant will be used for a research project, which aims to create an online database assessing the carbon intensity of financial institutions. The database would be available to educate and inform businesses, foundations, universities, and the general public, possibly including consumers in the United States, on aligning their choice of banks, investment targets, and insurance companies with sustainability practices, including climate change mitigation.”


TechCrunch: Donated devices are doxing your data, says new research. “In the space of six months, one security researcher found thousands of files from dozens of computers, phones and flash drives — most of which contained personal information. All the researcher did was scour the second-hand stores for donated and refurbished tech.”


Phys .org: Powerful machine-learning technique enables biologists to analyze enormous data sets. “Researchers at A*STAR have compared six data-analysis processes and come up with a clear winner in terms of speed, quality of analysis and reliability. The top performer took large, complex biological data sets and spat out key relations between parameters (such as grouping blood and marrow cells according to cell type) in a fraction of the time of the other techniques.”

BrandeisNOW: Artificial intelligence meets WGBH’s archives. “WGBH Boston is one of the nation’s most celebrated public television and radio stations, a top producer of blockbuster programming. Over the decades, its prodigious output has created an equally sizable problem. How to keep track of the roughly 400,000 audio, video and film recordings in its archives?” Good afternoon, Internet…

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