Appalachia Cancer Patients, Refrigerator Manuals, Internet Explorer, More: Wednesday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, June 15, 2022


University of Kentucky: Multimedia Project Spotlights Cancer Burden in Appalachia. “‘Appalachia’s Burden’ is a new online project created through a collaboration between the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center’s Appalachian Career Training in Oncology (ACTION) Program and Western Kentucky University’s (WKU) photojournalism program. The goal of the collaboration is to bring Appalachia cancer patients’ stories to life.”

New-to-me, from News Trail: Fridge Manuals launches a new website hosting over 1000 manuals of refrigerator brands . “Currently, the site hosts refrigerator manuals from brands like Beko, Bosch, Electrolux, GE, Hotpoint, Indesit, Kenmore, LG, Maytag, Miele, Samsung, Whirlpool, Zanussi and more. Fridge Manuals is a start-up that began its journey in 2021. The start-up launched its website in 2021 and also added the first 1,000 manuals of different refrigerator companies.” I randomly pulled up a few manuals – apparently everything’s free. Nicely laid out and responsive.


Associated Press: So long, Internet Explorer. The browser retires today. “Internet Explorer is finally headed out to pasture. As of Wednesday, Microsoft will no longer support the once-dominant browser that legions of web surfers loved to hate — and a few still claim to adore. The 27-year-old application now joins BlackBerry phones, dial-up modems and Palm Pilots in the dustbin of tech history.”


CNET: 21 Word Game Alternatives if You’re Done With Wordle. “You’ve likely already learned some tips, tricks and lessons from the popular word game, so why not apply your newly honed problem-solving skills to other puzzles, too? After all, Wordle isn’t the only game in town. Here are 23 puzzle games to play while you wait for tomorrow’s Wordle.”


Bloomberg: It’s Warren Buffett Versus Google, Facebook in Latest Wind-Farm Debate. “Google, Facebook and Microsoft Corp. — three of the world’s biggest corporate buyers of clean power — are sounding the alarm that a nearly $4 billion, Warren Buffett-backed renewable-energy project proposed in Iowa isn’t necessarily in the best interest of customers, including them.”

KPBS: Keeping surf spots secret a challenge in social media age. “Veteran surfers know that keeping the best beaches and surf spots secret is a vital part of surfing etiquette. More and more, though, Instagram and other social media users are violating that code by posting the locations. Now some of the best kept surfing secret spots are getting swamped, and generating the ire of long-time surfers.”


CNBC: Google offers to let ad rivals place YouTube ads in EU antitrust probe. “Google parent Alphabet has offered to let rival ad intermediaries place ads on YouTube to address a crucial part of an EU antitrust investigation that could pave the way for it to settle the case without a fine, people familiar with the matter said.”

TechCrunch: Nigeria’s internet regulator releases draft to regulate Google, Facebook, TikTok and others . “Nigeria has announced plans to regulate internet companies like Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram (all owned by Meta), Twitter, Google and TikTok in a draft shared by the country’s internet regulator. This information, released by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) on Monday, can be viewed on its website and Twitter page.”


BBC: Huge plan to map the DNA of all life in British Isles. “Seventy thousand species. That’s the best guess for the tally of life, including plants, animals and fungi, found in Britain and Ireland. And it’s the target of one of biology’s most ambitious projects – scientists want to map the DNA of every single one of these organisms.”

National Institute On Aging: Using data to improve nursing home clinical care. “Through its LTC Data Cooperative, NIA aims to improve the quality of care in skilled nursing facilities by building one of the largest data collections ever assembled from U.S. nursing homes and their residents. The primary goal — through observational studies or pragmatic randomized trials — is to test the impact of treatments and other interventions intended to better the lives of nursing home residents.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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