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Medical Imaging, Parenting Musically, Mapping Black California: BLO Directory, More: Saturday ResearchBuzz, July 30, 2022

NEW RESOURCES

Inside Precision Medicine: Moffitt Creates Open-Source Software for Viewing Multiplex Images. “Researchers at the Moffitt Cancer Center have created a new open-source software program that allows users to view multiple 2D images simultaneously. Their program, called Mistic, takes information from multidimensional images to create an abstract of each that can be viewed together. A paper in the journal Patterns describes the program and several applications in cancer imaging.”

Case Western Reserve University: Music’s Lisa Huisman Koops launches “Parenting Musically” podcast. “Featuring interviews with well-known musicians or their parents, paired with researchers and practitioner respondents, Koops’s podcast aims to ‘help families and listeners make music a more important and enjoyable part of daily life.'”

Globe Newswire: Mapping Black California Unveiling Pioneering Statewide Database of California’s Black-Led Organizations (PRESS RELEASE). “Mapping Black California (MBC), a product of Black Voice News (BVN), is relaunching its website with a groundbreaking new data tool, the Mapping Black California: Black-Led Organization (BLO) Directory.”

TWEAKS AND UPDATES

TechCrunch: Twitter is testing a status feature that’s taking us back to MySpace. “Facebook is trying to be TikTok, but now, Twitter is bringing us back a little bit of Facebook (or LiveJournal or Myspace). Some users are reporting that they can now post Twitter statuses, which lets them tag posts like they’re retro MySpace moods.”

USEFUL STUFF

ZDNet: How to organize your Google Drive with these 5 tips. “Before I get to these helpful tips, know that these aren’t about the individual apps within Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms). These tips are about Drive itself and getting the most out of the platform.”

AROUND THE INTERNET WORLD

Rafu Shimpo: First National Names Monument Honoring JAs Incarcerated During WWII to Launch in Fall. “With the support of a $3.4 million grant from the Mellon Foundation, the USC Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture is creating Irei: National Monument for the WWII Japanese American Incarceration, a multi-faceted project to address the erasure of the identities of individuals of Japanese ancestry who experienced wartime incarceration.”

SECURITY & LEGAL

Al Jazeera: Social media ‘gurus’ prey on India’s small retail investors. “India’s mom-and-pop investors are facing testing times. During a pandemic-era surge in the stock market, millions poured their savings into equities, drawing on advice from unauthorized financial advisers and social media ‘gurus’ to help identify the next big ticket. But a recent slide in stock values has laid bare the dangers of India’s lax capital market regulations.”

Bloomberg: Chinese Government Asked TikTok for Stealth Propaganda Account . “A Chinese government entity responsible for public relations attempted to open a stealth account on TikTok targeting Western audiences with propaganda, according to internal messages seen by Bloomberg.”

New York Times: Stalkers, Fan Threats, Police Raids: The Hidden Price of Twitch Fame. “Streamers on Twitch and other platforms have had stalkers show up at their homes and at fan conventions, been targeted by armed and violent viewers or dealt with swatting, a sometimes deadly stunt in which someone calls the local police to report a fake crime at a streamer’s home, hoping the raid will be caught live on camera.”

RESEARCH & OPINION

Slate: Why I Use Snap and TikTok Instead of Google. “To be clear: I use Google products regularly. But I use them for only the most straightforward tasks: checking the spelling of something, looking for a quick fact, finding directions. If I’m looking for a place for lunch, or a cool new pop-up, or an activity my friends would enjoy, I’m not going to bother with Google.”

Australian Financial Review: Australian researchers to build apps for Google quantum computer. “Google has set up an outpost of its Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab in Sydney, partnering with four Australian universities in the quest to develop world-changing applications for quantum computers.”

OTHER THINGS I THINK ARE COOL

University of Oxford: Researchers develop new breath-driven concept set to transform access to hand prosthetics. “By regulating their breathing, users power a small purpose-built Tesla turbine that can accurately control the prosthetic finger movements. The volume of air needed to power the unit can be achieved by young children and the gearing in the unit determines the speed of the grasping action. Cable and harness free, the device is lightweight and suitable for children and adolescents who are still growing. Minimal maintenance and training are needed for ease of use in comparison to other prosthetic options.” Good morning, Internet…

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