Haynes Auto Repair Manuals, China Lunar Samples, Tab Management, More: Saturday ResearchBuzz, July 31, 2021


Daily Record: Haynes offers new AutoFix digital help for motorists. “AutoFix has been designed to ensure that people new to motoring DIY can build skills over time as they get to grips with maintaining and repairing a car. So it covers simple but essential maintenance tasks such as identifying what warning lights mean, learning how to replace bulbs, guidance around monitoring tyre pressures and advice on fluid checks and top-ups.”

Xinhua: China publishes second batch of lunar sample data online. “China’s space agency has released the online database of the second batch of the lunar samples brought back by the Chang’e-5 probe.”


Lifehacker: How to Use the Hidden Search Tabs Feature in Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. “It’s easy to get lost in a sea of open tabs between multiple browser windows—sometimes even with the same website in multiple tabs. Instead, use the built-in search tabs feature in your browser to keep things organized. You’ll find this feature in all major browsers like Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. And while the new Microsoft Edge runs on the Chromium engine it doesn’t have Chrome’s search tabs feature yet—but you can replicate it using an extension.”


Washington Post: These self-described trolls tackle climate disinformation on social media with wit and memes. “Most days, when Mary Heglar wakes up, the first thing she does is reach for her phone in search of a fight. Armed with her Twitter handle and ‘deep reserves of anger,’ the 37-year-old climate essayist and podcaster haunts the feeds of fossil fuel companies, harnessing memes and the native language of the Internet to engage her particular brand of climate activism against the flow of misinformation in the digital ether.”

9to5 Google: Google Fi investigating issue that prevents some subscribers from calling poison control. “An ongoing issue with Google Fi sees some subscribers unable to call poison control in certain scenarios. The company is aware of the problem and actively investigating. Calling the Poison Help line connects you to a ‘specially trained nurse, pharmacist, or doctor at your local poison center’ in all 50 states, D.C., Guam, Federated States of Micronesia, Puerto Rico, and American Samoa.” As the article notes, Google Fi users calling the number to “test” their phones could cause difficulties getting through for callers who need the expertise of poison control.

Mount Mary University: University receives grant to fund fashion archive digitization project. “Mount Mary’s Fashion Archive, a historic collection with 10,000 items, will soon be available to the public online. The collection includes both couture and ready-to-wear garments from such fashion luminaries as Cristóbal Balenciaga, Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta, Karl Lagerfeld and more.”


CityNews 1130: BC Hydro warns against dangerous selfies in the name of social media glory. “Don’t do it for the ‘Gram — that’s the message from BC Hydro which finds too many people are risking their lives for social media glory. The utility is urging people to think twice before they do something that could have serious consequences. From climbing transmission towers to swimming in restricted areas, a new report from the utility suggests there has been a 200 per cent increase in trespassing incidents at dams, reservoirs, and recreation sites.”

University of Maryland, Baltimore County: UMBC launches Maryland Institute for Innovative Computing. “Governor Larry Hogan yesterday announced the launch of the Maryland Institute for Innovative Computing (MIIC) at UMBC during a cybersecurity summit in Annapolis. The MIIC will address pressing challenges related to computing, analytics, and workforce in state agencies, with a focus on cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and data science. UMBC faculty, students and staff will work with MIIC partners to provide expertise on the complex process of recovering from cyberattacks.”

AP: Justice Department says Russians hacked federal prosecutors. “The department said 80% of Microsoft email accounts used by employees in the four U.S. attorney offices in New York were breached. All told, the Justice Department said 27 U.S. Attorney offices had at least one employee’s email account compromised during the hacking campaign.”


Amateur Photographer: Brits Lose Over Two Days Selecting Social Media Images. “Research released by GoPro has shown that Brits are suffering from content fatigue, with respondents reporting that they spend 21 to 30 minutes on average sorting through photos after an event to identify the stand out shots; resulting in over two days a year lost to curating their camera roll.”

Nature: Fewer citations for female authors of medical research. “Research findings published by women in elite medical journals are substantially less likely to be cited than are similar articles authored by men, a study finds. The study, published in JAMA Network Open, examined citation data for more than 5,500 papers published in top medical journals between 2015 and 2018.” Good morning, Internet…

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