Anaphy for Learning Anatomy, Internet Archive, Google Advertising, More: Tuesday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, September 12, 2023


Clemson University: Clemson student creates coloring app to help students learn anatomy. “Anaphy combines color recognition and location association to allow students to study anatomy effectively. It includes multiple anatomy structure diagrams, each with a list of terms and associated colors for each part of the structure. After labeling and coloring a diagram, students submit their colored diagrams and receive personalized feedback, denoting what they got correct or incorrect. The app includes numerous diagrams for all the human body systems.” It’s designed for the iPad and available in the app store. It is free.


The Verge: Internet Archive appeals loss in library ebook lawsuit. “The Internet Archive announced today that it has appealed its loss in a major ebook copyright case. A notice indicates that it’s filed with the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Hachette v. Internet Archive, a publishing industry lawsuit over the nonprofit group’s Open Library program. The appeal follows a settlement that saw the Archive limit access to some of its scanned books as well as a second suit filed by music publishers over the Archive’s digitization of vintage records.”

The Guardian: Google fails to list voice ads from prominent organisations in political ad disclosure database. “Google’s political ad library is missing paid messaging from prominent organisations trying to influence the vote over the Indigenous voice to parliament, limiting transparency around their efforts before the referendum.”


Hongkiat: Top 5 Image Upscaling Tools to Try in 2023 (Review). “I’ve spent a considerable amount of time testing and experimenting with various image upscaling software. In this article, I’ll share with you the top 5 image upscaling tools that have impressed me the most. I’ll also provide before-and-after samples to showcase the remarkable improvements these tools can offer. So, if you’re looking to rejuvenate your old, pixelated photos, read on.”


PC Gamer: Atari acquires massive Atari archive after revealing a ‘new’ 2600 that takes cartridges. “Atari is to acquire AtariAge, which you could call a retro forum though that would vastly undersell what it is: over time this has grown into the best repository for everything Atari (as well as some other companies), both hardware and software, as well as being a major publisher for homebrew software….On top of this [AtariAge founder Albert] Yarusso is to become Atari’s internal historian, which seems rather a good fit, and the site will get the investment it needs for some long-mooted ecommerce functionality.”

The Herald News: Portuguese American Digital Archive receives $300,000 grant. Here’s what it’ll be used for. ” UMass Lowell’s Saab Center for Portuguese Studies has received a major boost to chronicle the experience of the Portuguese in Massachusetts with a second $300,000 grant from the William M. Wood Foundation of Boston. Dr. Frank Sousa, the center’s director, said the funds will support the expansion of the collections of the Portuguese American Digital Archive (PADA) at UMass Lowell’s Center for Lowell History.”


Verdict: OpenAI faces further copyright lawsuits from leading authors. “Three more authors have filed copyright lawsuits against OpenAI alleging their works were used in the training of its ChatGPT AI. The authors, Michael Chabon, Rachel Snyder and Ayelet Waldman, have all claimed their published works have been used in the training process of ChatGPT without their consent or knowledge.”

The Register: Save the Children feared hit by ransomware, 7TB stolen . “As highlighted by VX-Underground and Emsisoft threat analyst Brett Callow earlier today, BianLian bragged on its website it had hit an organization that, based on the gang’s description of its unnamed victim, looks to be Save The Children International. The NGO, which employs about 25,000 people, says it has helped more than a billion kids since it was founded in 1919.”


Carnegie Mellon University: Student SURF Project Amplifies Unheard Voices in Kingdom of a Million Rice Fields. “[Andy] Jiang received a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) to create an interactive, online archive of the stories shared by villagers in this area of Thailand, also known as the Kingdom of a Million Rice Fields. Drawing inspiration from engaging site designs like Refugee Republic, he hopes the archive will amplify the people’s voices and increase the public’s awareness around the new developments, the city’s growth and the loss of agricultural land.”

University of Michigan News: AI tool helps optimize antibody medicines. “Antibody treatments may be able to activate the immune system to fight diseases like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and colorectal cancer, but they are less effective when they bind with themselves and other molecules that aren’t markers of disease. Now, new machine-learning algorithms developed at the University of Michigan can highlight problem areas in antibodies that make them prone to binding non-target molecules.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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