Game Birds of the World, Logan Earth, Oklahoma Arts Education Dashboard, More: Sunday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, March 27, 2022


University of Nebraska-Lincoln: ‘Game Birds of the World’ collection available online. “The Game Birds of the World collection from the Nebraska State Museum is now available online. The collection is currently housed in Hardin Hall and now can be viewed on the School of Natural Resources website…. The collection contains more than 160 mounted individual game birds of 103 species from around the world.”

Cabin Radio: Yellowknife man creates alternative to Google Earth for northerners. “The North” in this case is northern Canada. “Many northerners use Google Earth to understand the land around them, but the level of detail is limited compared to other cities. Logan Rudkevitch has a solution: Logan Earth.”

Tulsa World: Column: New data tool shows disparities in arts education across Oklahoma. “Data available through the Oklahoma Arts Education Dashboard, a new tool created by Quadrant Arts Education Research, shows 45% of students in Oklahoma have no access to arts education in their school…. These figures and more are available through the dashboard, recently developed through a partnership of the Oklahoma Arts Council, Oklahoma State Department of Education, Oklahomans for the Arts, and Kirkpatrick Foundation.”


Hongkiat: Delete Yourself From The Internet With These Tools. “If you find something that you want removed from Google’s search engine, you can request Google to remove it from their search engine results with its URL Remover Tool. Outside of this, you will need to talk to the people who own and maintain the site to get your data removed. But if you’re only looking to reduce the visibility of your data online (because deleting yourself from the Internet completely is quite impossible) or want to delete some accounts that are no longer in your use, then these 5 tool can help you get started.”


Techdirt: Game Jam Winner Spotlight: Dreaming The Cave. “David [Harris] is our one and only returning winner this year, with his third win in a streak after taking Best Analog Game for Fish Magic in 2021 and for The 24th Kandinsky in 2020. Now, with Dreaming The Cave, he has cemented his fascinating niche: games that teach the player about art. And just like the earlier entries, this isn’t some dry educational tool or an unoriginal game with facts and imagery slapped on — rather, it’s a beautifully conceived experience where the gameplay itself is suffused with the meaning and message of the game.”

Los Angeles Times: Meet the couple behind Artists Who Code, a group helping artists switch careers to tech. “Less than 10 people joined their first informal Zoom meeting in March 2020. But as word spread over the past two years, the group, now called Artists Who Code, has grown to about 280 members across the U.S. and abroad. The volunteer-run organization offers guidance and emotional support for artists interested in or currently working in technology.”


USPTO: USPTO delays the effective date for identity verification requirement for trademark filers. “USPTO strives to ensure the tools utilized to verify trademark filers are equitable, inclusive, and secure. Accordingly, as the USPTO evaluates and solicits feedback on our online digital identity verification option, we are announcing that we are postponing the April 9 effective date upon which identity verification was scheduled to become mandatory. A new effective date will be announced at the appropriate time with reasonable advance notice.”

SecurityWeek: How European Rulings Imperil Flagship Google Product. “More than half of the world’s websites use Google Analytics to help their owners understand the behavior of users. The software, which deploys cookies to track user behavior, costs nothing in cash terms — though the vast trove of data helps to fuel Google’s massive profits. However, in 2020 the framework overseeing how personal data is transferred from the EU to US was struck down by EU judges over concerns about snooping by US spy agencies.”


The Verge: Global science project links Android phones with satellites to improve weather forecasts. “Collecting satellite data for research is a group effort thanks to this app developed for Android users. Camaliot is a campaign funded by the European Space Agency, and its first project focuses on making smartphone owners around the world part of a project that can help improve weather forecasts by using your phone’s GPS receiver.”

The Conversation: New US rules on sharing healthcare research data are a giant leap for open science. “Starting on Jan. 25, 2023, many of the 2,500 institutions and 300,000 researchers that the U.S. National Institutes of Health supports will need to provide a formal, detailed plan for publicly sharing the data generated by their research. For many in the scientific community, this new NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy sounds like a no-brainer.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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