Train Derailments, Royal Navy Submarine Service, Bing AI, More: Monday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, April 3, 2023


USA Today: Hundreds of trains derail every year. Search our database to see how much damage they do.. “While many cause expensive damage to trains and tracks – USA TODAY found more than 500 incidents since 2013 with total damages of $1 million or more – a small portion of derailments lead to evacuations, deaths, injuries or the release of hazardous materials.”

Portsmouth News: ‘Hidden world’ revealed in online archive showing the Submarine Service’s Gosport roots. “The Submariners’ Stories project, created by oral history consultancy team Meeja, has collected 15 interviews with people connected to the Submarine Service on a new website accompanied by a host of historic photographs.”


Ars Technica: Ads are coming for the Bing AI chatbot, as they come for all Microsoft products. “Microsoft has spent a lot of time and energy over the last few months adding generative AI features to all its products, particularly its long-standing, long-struggling Bing search engine. And now the company is working on fusing this fast-moving, sometimes unsettling new technology with some old headaches: ads.”


Make Tech Easier: How to Track Stocks in Google Sheets. “If you want to keep track of the stocks and securities that interest you, you can obtain both real-time and historical data in Google Sheets. Using a Smart Chip or built-in function, you’ll always be up to date on what’s happening with your favorite entities from Google Finance.”

Larry Ferlazzo: This Week’s Free & Useful Artificial Intelligence Tools For The Classroom. “At least, for now, I’m going to make this a weekly feature which will highlight additions to THE BEST NEW – & FREE – ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TOOLS THAT COULD BE USED IN THE CLASSROOM.”


St. Catharines Standard: Historic ‘treasure trove’: Brock University safeguarding Standard and Review archive collection. “The history of Niagara as recorded by the journalists and photographers at the St. Catharines Standard and the Niagara Falls Review has a new home. The newspapers’ archive files — decades of clippings of stories, notes, photos and microfilm used by reporters when researching stories — has been donated to Brock University’s library and for the first time will be available to the public.”

Star Observer (Australia): Star Observer Historical Archives Going Digital . “Star Observer’s historical archives are finally being digitised and will soon be available to read online in a searchable database. Thanks to a grant from the Meta Australian News Fund, in partnership with the Walkley Foundation, Star Observer’s entire history of reporting, dating back to 1979, will be available at your fingertips.”


CNBC: Google founder, former Disney exec to get subpoenas in JPMorgan Epstein lawsuit. “Google founder Sergey Brin, former Disney executive Michael Ovitz and two other billionaires are set to be served with subpoenas in a lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase by the government of the U.S. Virgin Islands related to sex trafficking by Jeffrey Epstein.”

The Hill: Musk was denied meeting with FTC amid Twitter probe: report. “Twitter CEO Elon Musk was denied a meeting with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) amid its investigation of Twitter over its data and privacy practices, The New York Times reported Thursday.”


Ofcom: Teens on screens: Life online for children and young adults revealed. “Children are gravitating to ‘dramatic’ online videos which appear designed to maximise stimulation but require minimal effort and focus according to Ofcom’s annual study into children’s relationship with media and the online world.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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