Japanese-American History, FathomNet, Great Britain Museums, More: Tuesday ResearchBuzz, September 27, 2022


Tricycle: A New Monument Addresses the Erasure of Japanese American Incarceration . “At the heart of the Irei Monument is the first comprehensive and accurate list of over 125,000 names of every person of Japanese ancestry incarcerated during World War II. Now, the list will be shared with the public through three distinct, interlinking elements: a sacred book of names as monument (慰霊帳 Ireichō), an online archive as monument (慰霊蔵 Ireizō), and light sculptures as monument (慰霊碑 Ireihi).”

Nature: FathomNet: A global image database for enabling artificial intelligence in the ocean. “Recent advances in machine learning enables fast, sophisticated analysis of visual data, but have had limited success in the ocean due to lack of data standardization, insufficient formatting, and demand for large, labeled datasets. To address this need, we built FathomNet, an open-source image database that standardizes and aggregates expertly curated labeled data.”


The Guardian: Museums in England and Wales to gain powers to dispose of objects on moral grounds. “Museums and galleries in England and Wales will be given unprecedented powers to dispose of objects in their collections if there is a compelling moral obligation to do so, under a new law.”

AP: Musk faces deposition with Twitter ahead of October trial. “Tesla CEO Elon Musk is scheduled to spend the next few days with lawyers for Twitter, answering questions ahead of an October trial that will determine whether he must carry through with his $44 billion agreement to acquire the social platform after attempting to back out of the deal.”


Washington Post: Jan. 6 Twitter witness: Failure to curb Trump spurred ‘terrifying’ choice. “In an explosive hearing in July, an unidentified former Twitter employee testified to the House Jan. 6 committee that the company had tolerated false and rule-breaking tweets from Donald Trump for years because executives knew their service was his ‘favorite and most-used … and enjoyed having that sort of power.'”

News 24: Digitising heritage: How one project is making our multilingual history accessible. “For 500 years, much of South Africa’s history has remained locked away in languages that don’t feature in school and university textbooks. But a project driven by the University of Cape Town, in partnership with Rhodes University, is making South Africa’s history available in indigenous languages on a digital platform – creating an accessible historical reference that reflects our multicultural society.”


CoinDesk: Interpol Issues Red Notice for Do Kwon: Report. “Interpol has issued a red notice for Terraform Labs co-founder Do Kwon, according to a report from Bloomberg. Kwon has yet to issue a statement via Twitter, but in prior tweets he has maintained that Terraform Labs is defending itself in multiple jurisdictions.”

Inc 42: Mumbai Police Asks Google To Tweak Play Store Policy To Curb Dubious Loan Apps. “The Mumbai Police has reportedly asked tech giant Google to bring additional safeguards and tweak its Play Store policy to curb the misuse of the app store by dubious loan apps. The city police found that the app developers and fintech companies that floated instant loan apps with Chinese links exploited a number of loopholes in the Play Store, ET reported.”


Brussels Times: New research could cut number of animals needed for laboratory research. “A PhD student at the Brussels VUB university has found that fewer laboratory animals would be needed for research projects if mathematical calculations were used to improve the analysis of results. This would bring down costs and spare animal lives.”

Ars Technica: AI software helps bust image fraud in academic papers. “During a trial that ran from January 2021 to May 2022, [American Association for Cancer Research] used Proofig to screen 1,367 papers accepted for publication, according to The Register. Of those, 208 papers required author contact to clear up issues such as mistaken duplications, and four papers were withdrawn.”

University of Bristol: New research shows U.S. Republican politicians increasingly spread news on social media from untrustworthy sources. “A study analysing millions of Tweets has revealed that Republican members of the US Congress are increasingly circulating news from dubious sources, compared to their European counterparts.”


Madison: Luck strikes twice as another ancient canoe is pulled from Lake Mendota’s depths. “Estimated by radiocarbon, or carbon-14, dating to be 3,000 years old, the canoe, made by ancestors of the Ho-Chunk Nation, was discovered in May in 24 feet of water off the Shorewood Hills shoreline by Tamara Thomsen, who owns Diversions Scuba and is an archaeologist for the historical society. The boat was about 300 yards from where, in June 2021, Thomsen found a 1,200-year-old canoe that at the time was the most intact, oldest boat ever found in Wisconsin.” Good morning, Internet…

Do you like ResearchBuzz? Does it help you out? Please consider supporting it on Patreon. Not interested in commitment? Perhaps you’d buy me an iced tea. I love your comments, I love your site suggestions, and I love you. Feel free to comment on the blog, or @ResearchBuzz on Twitter. Thanks!

Categories: morningbuzz

Leave a Reply