New Jersey Holocaust Survivors, Falls Free Checkup, Android Flash Card Apps, More: Tuesday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, September 20, 2022


New Jersey 101.5: Digital archive catalogs thousands of Holocaust survivors in NJ. “When Stockton University professor Michael Hayse and some students started working in 2019 on a project to catalog South Jersey Holocaust survivors, they thought it would take about a year, and net a few hundred names. But three years later, the project continues, and now hundreds of involved students have found the names of 1,500 Holocaust survivors who live or lived in Atlantic, Cape May, and Cumberland counties.”

PR Newswire: CDC Foundation and National Council on Aging Launch New Online Tool to Help Older Adults Prevent Falls and Fall Injuries (PRESS RELEASE). “Each year, 1 in 10 older adults will experience a fall that results in injury, such as a broken bone or head injury, according to CDC. Fall prevention is very important because these injuries can be life-altering and difficult to recover from. The Falls Free CheckUp asks 13 simple questions and only takes a few minutes to complete. It can be completed by either the individual or by a family member on their behalf.”


MakeUseOf: The 9 Best Flash Card Apps for Android. “Flash cards are an incredibly useful tool for helping you memorize anything. You should use them whether you’re learning to code, studying for an exam, or even doing some public speaking…. But you don’t need to have an actual set of cards and a pen; your phone can do the job just as well. Let’s take a look at the best flash card apps for Android.”

Mainichi: Unique 2-in-1 calculator app adds up to surprise hit for retired engineer in Japan . “The double calculator app allows users to move the computation results of one calculator onto the other by tapping arrow keys displayed on the middle of the screen. For example, if a user calculates ’89 x 15 = 1335′ on one calculator and taps the arrow key, the result ‘1335’ will be displayed on the other calculator, allowing the user to continue a problem while the previous equations are still shown on the screen. This makes it easy to notice errors. It is also possible to perform different computations on each calculator.”


The Whiskey Wash: Frazier History Museum Launching An Online Bourbon Subscription Service. “Frazier History Museum, in its role as a keeper of all things history in Kentucky, already has a heavy relationship with the world of bourbon, including being the ‘Official Starting Point of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.’ Now, in a move that takes things ever deeper, it is launching its own ‘online bourbon subscription membership service offering exclusive bottlings and expressions from the greatest names in American whisky.’”

Mountain Xpress: Bobby McMillon Legacy Project at Mars Hill University will continue ballad singer and storyteller’s work. “[Bobby] McMillon was a ballad singer and storyteller in Yancey County with encyclopedic knowledge of all things Appalachian. He left behind a rich and valuable collection of song and story transcriptions and recordings, ephemera from old-time musicians and festivals, and a desire that his friends ‘keep it going.’ Through the $10,000 South Arts grant, the Ramsey Center will help keep it going.”


Bleeping Computer: New malware bundle self-spreads through YouTube gaming videos. “A new malware bundle uses victims’ YouTube channels to upload malicious video tutorials advertising fake cheats and cracks for popular video games to spread the malicious package further. The self-spreading malware bundle has been promoted in YouTube videos targeting fans playing FIFA, Final Fantasy, Forza Horizon, Lego Star Wars, and Spider-Man.”

New York Times: Clearview AI, Used by Police to Find Criminals, Now in Public Defenders’ Hands. “After a Florida man was accused of vehicular homicide, his lawyer used Clearview AI’s facial recognition software to prove his innocence. But other defense lawyers say Clearview’s offer rings hollow.”


New Indian Express: Environment ministry creating genetic database of captive elephants to curb illegal trade: Officials. “The Union environment ministry is creating a central genetic database of captive elephants in the country to help curb illegal trade of the animal, officials have said.”

ABC News: TikTok search results riddled with misinformation: Report. “TikTok may be the platform of choice for catchy videos, but anyone using it to learn about COVID-19, climate change or Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is likely to encounter misleading information, according to a research report published Wednesday. Researchers at NewsGuard searched for content about prominent news topics on TikTok and say they found that nearly 1 in 5 of the videos automatically suggested by the platform contained misinformation.” And remember, this is, according to the New York Times, the new search engine of Gen Z! Good afternoon, Internet…

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