Botanical Survey of India, US Contraception Workforce Tracker, North Carolina Land Grants, More: Tuesday ResearchBuzz, September 14, 2021


The Hindu: Botanical Survey of India’s collection of rare paintings, dyes, fabrics and type specimens to go public. “Apart from botanical paintings, the digital archive also displays rare natural dyes, fabrics and type specimens (the first collection that’s used for describing a plant). Each one of these rare holdings has its own story. Thomas Wardle, a Scottish businessman, whose business in silk dyes wasn’t doing well, visited the industrial section of the Indian Museum and, in one year, came up with about 3,500 samples of dye patterns extracted from 64 Indian plants. The 15 volumes of Wardle’s Specimen of Fabrics Dyed with Indian Dyes, published in 1886 and preserved with the BSI, has also been digitised.”

GW Hatchet: Milken professor creates online map tracking nationwide contraceptive care access. “The U.S. Contraception Workforce Tracker – an online map released by the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity which studies health care disparities – breaks down the types of contraceptive service providers like gynecologists and nurse midwives on the county and state level. Candice Chen, the project’s lead researcher and an associate professor of health management and policy, said she hopes the map will direct patients to better contraception access and guide policymakers who can address unequal training practices on contraception distribution among health care providers.”

State Archives of North Carolina: Imaging Unit Digitizes Land Grant Microfilm for NC Historical Records Online. “The Imaging Unit has been hard at work digitizing microfilm of land grant loose documents for NC Historical Records Online, a nonprofit run website that provides public access to images of original records and other relevant information for North Carolina historical and genealogical research. The site has now met the half million mark for the number of images uploaded and available.”

Dayton 24/7: Ohio launches website to highlight products made in the Buckeye State. “To kick off Small Business Week, the Ohio Department of Development and Tourism just launched a new website highlighting products made in the Buckeye State. The page lists nearly 800 companies in categories like apparel, snack foods, coffee and décor.”


National Archives: Celebrate Constitution Day with the National Archives (virtually). “The National Archives celebrates the 234th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution with a book talk, ‘The People’s Constitution: 200 Years, 27 Amendments, and the Promise of a More Perfect Union,’ a kids’ program with James Madison, and We Rule! – our new civics initiative! The National Archives is the permanent home of the original Constitution. Constitution Day celebrates the signing of this landmark document in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787. These programs are free, but advanced registration is encouraged. See Celebrating Constitution Day for an array of related online resources.”


Gizmodo: Google’s New ‘Push’ Feature Could Bring App Handoffs Between Chromebooks and Android. “Google has been working to provide better integration between Android phones and Chromebooks for years with features like its Phone Hub, but with its new ‘Push’ feature, Google looks like it’s closer to delivering a proper alternative to Apple’s Handoff feature for Macs and iPhones.”


Loughborough University: New animation aims to help people with eating disorders safely navigate social media. “Researchers from Loughborough University have teamed up with UK charity Beat to create an animated video that explores how social media affects people with an eating disorder. The short film, released today (Monday 13 September), looks at how social media can be both harmful and helpful, and provides useful advice for those being negatively affected by what they see online and to support recovery.”


University of Wyoming: UW Receives Second NEH Grant for Wyoming Digital Newspaper Project. “University of Wyoming Libraries has received a second round of funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support ongoing newspaper digitization work. The two-year, $200,000 grant will support the ongoing Wyoming Digital Newspaper Project, which began in August 2019 after the first NEH grant was awarded.”

Beat: Courtney Barnett launches interactive new website for fans to customise her music. “Today, Courtney Barnett launches the video for ‘Before You Gotta Go’, taken from her forthcoming album Things Take Time, Take Time – out November 12 via Milk! Records / Remote Control Records. In order to give fans and music-lovers more insight into the creative process behind Things Take Time, Take Time, Barnett today also launched an interactive website which allows the listener to isolate, mute and mix different instruments and vocal-parts of these recordings.”


ZDNet: Google patches two Chrome zero-days. “Google announced fixes for 11 different bugs in Chrome on Monday, including two zero-days currently being exploited in the wild. Google listed all 11 of the fixes as well as the researchers who discovered them and the bounties handed out. But the two that caused the most stir were CVE-2021-30632 and CVE-2021-30633.”

CNBC: South Korea’s antitrust regulator fines Google $177 million for abusing mobile market dominance. “South Korea’s competition regulator on Tuesday announced it will fine Google 207.4 billion Korean won ($176.9 million) for allegedly using its dominant market position in the mobile operating system space to stifle competition.”


EurekAlert: Science Journals’ new site enlivens communication of leading research and elevates scientist voices. “Following a top-to-bottom redesign, content published on the Science journals website is more integrated, discoverable, and visually engaging than ever before. In late August, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the publisher of the Science family of journals, moved its full suite of online offerings to Atypon’s online publishing platform, Literatum.” Good morning, Internet…

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