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Brain Haemorrhage Images, Historic Maps and Atlases, Inch Island Ireland, More: Wednesday ResearchBuzz, May 27, 2020

NEW RESOURCES

Health Europa: AI collaboration creates largest brain haemorrhage image database. “The creation of the brain haemorrhage image database stems from the most recent edition of the Radiology Society of North America (RSNA) Artificial Intelligence (AI) Challenge. The two medical societies, RSNA and the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), along with 60 volunteers, have created the collection that includes expertly annotated images.”

Birmingham Public Library: The World at Your Fingertips: Birmingham Public Library’s Digitized Map Collection. “The Birmingham Public Library is home to an incredible collection of historic maps and atlases. Over 4,000 of them!… Most of the early maps depict the western hemisphere during the Age of Discovery. Gradually, the focus of the collection shifts to maps of North America and eventually the southeastern United States and the State of Alabama. Thanks to the support of the Sterne Agee Charitable Foundation, Inc., over 2,500 of our most significant maps have been cataloged and digitized and can be viewed online from the library’s digital collections.”

Derry Journal: New website offers ‘virtual museum exhibition’ of Inch island heritage. “This website is an accessible, easy to navigate, reflection of the community’s interests, with much of the content created by the islanders themselves. Did you know, for instance, that Inch’s Irish name is Inis na n-Osirí, the island of the oysters? Did you know the graveyard at Strahack contains hundreds, possibly thousands of graves, and was split in two by British sappers in the late 19th Century? Did you know there are hundreds of metres of 18th Century underground mill races on the island? Did you know that Inch Fort was once armed with Armstrong Disappearing guns, and was occupied by anti-Treaty forces in 1922? All of this information and more is available on the new website.”

Evening Standard: Charles Dickens’s earliest surviving letter and handwritten fragment of Oliver Twist on show as museum goes online. “A fragment of the original Oliver Twist manuscript and its author’s earliest surviving letter have been added to the Charles Dickens Museum’s brand new online collection. The items are among more than 100,000 to be added to the database, which will allow visitors to inspect aspects of the writer’s home, life and work in close detail.”

TWEAKS AND UPDATES

Washington Post: Twitter labels Trump’s tweets with a fact check for the first time. “The move, which escalates tensions between Washington and Silicon Valley in an election year, was made in response to two Trump tweets over the past 24 hours. The tweets falsely claimed that mail-in ballots are fraudulent. Twitter’s label says, ‘Get the facts about mail-in ballots,’ and redirects users to news articles about Trump’s unsubstantiated claim.”

9to5 Google: [Update: Artists] Google Search now links to albums in YouTube Music. “YouTube Music in recent weeks has seen a spurt of new features from a revamped Now Playing screen to cloud library uploads. A related change now sees Google link to YouTube Music when you’re searching for albums.”

Neowin: Google is bringing Live Caption to Chrome, now available in the Canary channel. “Last year at I/O, Google announced a series of new accessibility features for Android, one of which was Live Caption. Essentially, this capability allows for a device to recognize speech in any video the user might be watching on the phone, and add subtitles to the video in real-time. The feature ended up rolling out to the Pixel 4 family in October, followed by other Pixels and select Android devices. Now, the feature seems to be coming to the desktop thanks to Chrome.”

USEFUL STUFF

New York Times: Create Your Own Digital Comics Whether You Can Draw or Not. “Even if you can’t draw or paint, you can still construct a comic. Some educators have found the medium to be a good way to entice children into creative writing. Thanks to a variety of apps, you can make your digital comics on a smartphone, a tablet, a computer or even a plain old piece of paper. Here’s a guide.”

AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD

Cleveland .com: Oral history project delves into National Guardsmen’s perspectives 50 years after Kent State: David Strittmatter. “[May 4th] marks 50 years since members of the Ohio National Guard fired their M-1 rifles into hundreds of innocent, unarmed students protesting President Richard Nixon’s incursion into Cambodia. But, has that often-repeated narrative of the Kent State shootings been fair to the National Guard? The answer — or, better put, the various answers — to that question are being collected from members of the Ohio Army National Guard who were in Kent on that fateful day a half century ago.”

RESEARCH & OPINION

PC Gamer: IBM and Google battle for quantum supremacy in computing. “This month we need to deal with a big concept: quantum supremacy. Not the story of a subatomic particle trained as the CIA’s ultimate assassin but now suffering amnesia and uncovering a conspiracy. No, it’s the idea that a quantum computer might be able to solve some task that a classical computer cannot, or at least couldn’t do within the remaining lifespan of the universe.”

PsyPost: Analysis of 31,500 social media photos finds a connection between nature and happiness. “The researchers used artificial intelligence to gather 31,534 photographs from 185 countries that had been uploaded to the website Flickr and automatically detect their content. They found that photographs tagged as #fun, #vacations and #honeymoons were more likely to contain elements of nature such as plants, water and natural landscape compared to photographs tagged #daily or #routines.”

South China Morning Post: Why delay in passing Hong Kong archives law does not surprise. “Delay would appear to be the default position for matters relating to government records and archives. It is now seven years since the Law Reform Commission, at the request of the administration, established a subcommittee to consider the need for legislation for the management of government records and archives, and the public is still waiting for the subcommittee’s final report and recommendations.” Good morning, Internet…

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