Substance Abuse Recovery, Babyn Yar Massacre, Diverse Voices in Health & Medicine, More: Saturday ResearchBuzz, October 1, 2022


University of Chicago: Fletcher Group, NORC, and ETSU Launch Substance Use Recovery Tool. “Today, NORC at the University of Chicago, East Tennessee State University (ETSU), and the Fletcher Group, Inc. released a mapping tool that enables users to measure the strength of substance use recovery ecosystems for every county in the United States and explore associations with overdose deaths and other sociodemographic and economic factors.”

USC Shoah Foundation: New IWalk Takes Users on Virtual Tour of 1941 Babyn Yar Massacre Site. “Eighty-one years ago today Nazi soldiers and their collaborators committed one of the largest single massacres of the Holocaust with the murder of close to 33,000 Jews in the Babyn Yar ravine in Ukraine. The site of the atrocity on the outskirts of the capital Kyiv is now a memorial that people anywhere can visit with a new Virtual IWalk released by USC Shoah Foundation earlier this year.”

National Library of Medicine: Announcing the Diverse Voices in Health & Medicine Collection Development Toolkit. “The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Region 5 is pleased to announce the Diverse Voices in Health & Medicine Collection Development Toolkit to help you build collections that support health literacy and expand access to diverse voices in libraries of all types.”


Flickr Blog: World Photography Day – Meet your contest winners!. “A huge thank you to all that participated in our World Photography Day Contest! After receiving more than 25,000 amazing submissions for our second multi-category photo contest (including our brand new Virtual Photography content category) we’re thrilled to announce the winners!”

Matt Mullenweg: Tumblr Updates. “Tumblr launched Community Labels yesterday, which allows consistent tagging of addiction, violent, and adult content, and for people to hide, blur, or show that content. It’s gone pretty well so far.”


Pete Warden’s Blog: Try OpenAI’s Amazing Whisper Speech Recognition in a Free Web App. “You may have noticed that I’m obsessed with open source speech recognition, so I was very excited when OpenAI released a new voice model. I’m even more excited now I’ve had a chance to play with it, the accuracy is extremely impressive, especially as it’s multi-language. OpenAI have done a great job packaging it, you can install it straight from pip if you’re a Linux shell user, but I wanted to find a way to let anybody try it for themselves from a web browser, even if they’re not developers.”


New York Times: Runners and Cyclists Use GPS Mapping to Make Art. “Fitness apps and the power of live satellite tracking have allowed runners, cyclists and others to draw hearts, animals, birthday wishes — and even homages to Vermeer — across their local landscapes.”

LSU Alexandra: LSU Expanding Efforts to Digitize Louisiana’s Diverse Cultural Institutions. “LSU is accelerating efforts to digitize vulnerable collections for diverse and underfunded cultural heritage institutions in Louisiana with a new grant from nonprofit open technology organization LYRASIS. The LSU Libraries was one of five to receive the 2022 Catalyst Fund from LYRASIS, which serves and supports 1,000 academic and public libraries, archives, museums, and cultural heritage organizations in 28 countries.”


Yahoo News Singapore: Social media platforms must block harmful content under new codes in Singapore. “Social media platforms may soon have to abide by directions by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) to take action against harmful content, such as those promoting sexual or self-harm.”

Route Fifty: ‘Robo-lawyers’ are Coming. Are States Ready?. “Automated legal services are becoming more widely available for routine proceedings, offering possible cost savings and other benefits. But for the emerging tech to thrive, experts say regulations need to be updated.”


How-To Geek: “UnstableFusion” Makes AI Art Easy on Windows, Mac, and Linux. “‘UnstableFusion’ is another front-end that is rising in popularity, available on Windows, Mac, and Linux. It’s a native desktop application, instead of a command-line tool or a local web server, so it’s one of the easiest ways to try Stable Diffusion right now. The main catch is that you still need to install Python, the Stable Diffusion model, and other components on your own — the full instructions are available in the readme file.”

Chemistry World: Access to chemical database Reaxys under threat in UK as fees spiral . “Multiple Jisc member universities – including University College London and the University of Cambridge – are understood to be holding off on renewing their access to Reaxys while Jisc is negotiating subscription fees. Four years ago, the annual cost of institutional access to the database in the UK was about £13,500, but Elsevier is now charging £38,000, according to an organic chemist at a major UK research university who is familiar with the negotiations and spoke to Chemistry World on condition of anonymity.” Good morning, Internet…

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