Ernest Hemingway, Fossil Leaves, Indigenous Knowledge, More: Wednesday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, March 16, 2022


University of St. Thomas: 13-Year Research Collaboration Explores Untapped Hemingway. “In the fall of 2009, four University of St. Thomas English students, their professor, and a librarian met in a far corner of O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library to begin what would become a 13-year collaboration creating an annotated bibliography on the life and art of the most celebrated American author of the 20th century: Ernest Hemingway…. Hundreds of articles, books, blogs and reviews appear annually on Hemingway, and now, they’re searchable across the globe via St. Thomas’ recently launched annotated bibliography on the author.”

PennState: From museum to laptop: Visual leaf library a new tool for identifying plants. “Fossil plants reveal the evolution of green life on Earth, but the most abundant samples that are found — fossil leaves — are also the most challenging to identify. A large, open-access visual leaf library developed by a Penn State-led team provides a new resource to help scientists recognize and classify these leaves.”

CBC: Innovative atlas puts Indigenous knowledge on the map — literally — to help tackle climate crisis. “Hetxw’ms Gyetxw is Gitxsan, a matrilineal society which doesn’t use last names. He goes by his full traditional name…. The Indigenous Knowledges component of the Climate Atlas of Canada, launched today, is the culmination of years of work by Hetxw’ms Gyetxw and the team at the University of Winnipeg’s Prairie Climate Centre, in collaboration with Indigenous communities across the country. ”


University at Buffalo: AI and data science institute launches speaker series. “Last year, the University at Buffalo merged two institutes on data science and artificial intelligence to form a new Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science…. Now, the institute has launched a speaker series designed to bring the fields’ most thought-provoking leaders to UB.” The events are anticipated to take place monthly. The public can attend either virtually or in person.


Outside Business Journal: Outside Inc. acquires sports database Fastest Known Time. “Outside Inc., Outside Business Journal’s Boulder, Colo.-based parent company, has announced its acquisition of Fastest Known Time (FKT), an online database of speed records in running, hiking, and endurance sports.”

The Verge: iOS 15.4 now live as Universal Control comes to iPads and Macs. “iOS 15.4, the latest version of Apple’s iPhone operating system, has been released and should soon be available to download ahead of the Friday release of Apple’s new third-generation iPhone SE and green iPhone 13. The update includes big new features like the ability to use Face ID while wearing a mask, alongside smaller additions like a handful of new emoji.”


Little League Baseball: Little League® International To Launch Content Series to Celebrate 75 Years of the Little League Baseball® World Series. “As the countdown to the 75th Anniversary of the Little League Baseball® World Series (LLBWS) this August gears up, Little League® International is set to launch a 75-part content series that highlights some of the key moments, memories, and people that have made the LLBWS one of the most iconic sporting events in the world.”


TechRadar Pro: Thousands of mobile app cloud databases have been left exposed online. “Businesses continue to leave their cloud databases unsecured online despite the risk of company data and even user data being exposed. Following a three month study, Check Point Research (CPR) found 2,113 mobile applications whose databases were unprotected in the cloud and could be accessed by anyone with a browser.”


Arizona State University: Professor: How TikTok can affect marginalized communities. “If you jumped on TikTok Monday morning, you might have seen a video of a toddler talking to herself in front of a mirror, a rooster wearing blue pants or a three-minute makeup tutorial: Fun, harmless stuff from the social media site that boasts more than 800 million active users, including 60 million in the United States alone. But in a panel series held the last two weekends, the focus was not on silly, 30-second videos, but on the experience on TikTok for marginalized creators.”

New York Times: ‘No-Code’ Brings the Power of A.I. to the Masses. “A growing number of new products allow anyone to apply artificial intelligence without having to write a line of computer code. Proponents believe the ‘no-code’ movement will change the world.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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