Atwater Kent Collection. Montana Population Growth, Michigan Clean Energy, More: Friday ResearchBuzz, February 17, 2023


Drexel University: Drexel Launches Digital Database, Making Atwater Kent Collection Available to the Public. “The Atwater Kent Collection includes an extraordinary assemblage of some 130,000 historic artifacts and archival materials relating to Philadelphia and American history…. With the help of grant funding, the new online database debuts with over 1,000 objects on virtual display.”

NBC Montana: New tool helps track Montana’s population growth. “The Population Forecasting Data Model is a collaboration between the Montana Department of Commerce and Carroll College. The data model will help plan community development and land use. The model also predicts population at the county level for the next five years.”

MI Tech News: LTU, UM Develop Online Roadmap To Track Michigan’s Clean Energy Assets. “A grant of nearly $300,000 to Lawrence Technological University’s Centrepolis Accelerator and another grant of nearly $112,000 to the University of Michigan’s Economic Growth Institute has produced a new online database of Michigan’s key renewable energy resources for the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy.”


Syracuse University: New Podcast Explores How Technology Has Dramatically Changed Storytelling. “From news to fiction to film to photography to podcasts to social media and even the human voice, technological innovation has inspired and enabled new paradigms in storytelling. Last month, in partnership with Antica Productions and Trint and in association with WAER, the Newhouse School launched ‘StoryTech with Jeff Kofman,’ a podcast that explores this new era of storytelling.”

AFP: A year of disinformation around the war in Ukraine. “The war in Ukraine has been accompanied by a ferocious battle of disinformation, waged in particular by pro-Russian agitators seeking to distort and shift the blame for many atrocities on the ground. These agitators have sought to depict the Ukrainian side as Nazis or suggest that Western support for Kyiv is evaporating. Here are some of the main narratives, false or misleading, that have been fact-checked over the past year.”

Engadget: TikTok creators might soon put some videos behind a paywall. “TikTok might use a simple strategy to keep growing: help creators make extra money. The Information sources claim TikTok is developing a paywall feature that would let producers charge $1 (or a price of their choice) to access a given video. While it’s not clear exactly how the system would work, this would help influencers profit directly from their hottest clips.”


Financial Times: Handel the composer-philanthropist celebrated in concert and online archive. “Having committed the biggest dates in its diary to Handel for some years, the English Concert is launching Handel for All, a website that will offer video recordings of every work the composer wrote. Given how prolific the composer was, this promises to be no small challenge, comprising 42 operas, almost 30 oratorios, more than 120 cantatas and much more.”

Bloomberg: Hundreds of Google Staff in Zurich Stage Walkout Over Job Cuts. “About 250 employees from Alphabet Inc. subsidiary Google in Zurich walked out Wednesday to protest the company’s decision last month to cut about 6% of its global workforce.”

Michigan Daily: Inside reality shifting: the TikTok trend that took the online fandom by storm. “No matter how inconceivable projecting your consciousness into a fictional reality seems, it hasn’t stopped thousands upon thousands of people from trying it. There are dozens of TikTok creators whose content centers around shifting — creators with hundreds of thousands of followers returning day after day to hear shifting stories, get advice on how to successfully shift and connect with other shifters.”


Ars Technica: Health info for 1 million patients stolen using critical GoAnywhere vulnerability. “One of the biggest hospital chains in the US said hackers obtained protected health information for 1 million patients after exploiting a vulnerability in an enterprise software product called GoAnywhere. Community Health Systems of Franklin, Tennessee, said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday that the attack targeted GoAnywhere MFT, a managed file transfer product Fortra licenses to large organizations.”


Stanford Medicine: Moms’ and babies’ medical data predicts prematurity complications, Stanford Medicine-led study shows. “By sifting through electronic health records of moms and babies using a machine-learning algorithm, scientists can predict how at-risk newborns will fare in their first two months of life. The new method allows physicians to classify, at or before birth, which infants are likely to develop complications of prematurity.”

The Guardian (Nigeria): How presidential candidates pay influencers to peddle fake news on social media, by CDD report. “The 10-page report, titled ‘Online operations: Nigeria’s 2023 social media election campaigns’ chronicles the challenge of misinformation, mal-information and disinformation, which it said have dominated social media platforms as the country counts down to the polls.” Good morning, Internet…

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