Federal Internship Finder, Queensland Australia, Trump Trials Clearinghouse, More: Thursday ResearchBuzz, October 5, 2023


FEDManager: New Tool to Find Federal Internships Launched. “As the federal government continues to look for ways to encourage younger workers to choose a career in public service, the Partnership for Public Service launched a new tool to help students and recent graduates find federal internships. The goal of the Federal Internship Finder is to put listings and information about federal internships into one robust database. The new tool pulls the internship description from agencies’ websites and filters information by pay level, application deadline, and other factors.”

Queensland University of Technology: QUT shares historic images with global audience via Google Arts & Culture. “QUT is taking Queensland history to the world thanks to a new partnership with Google Arts & Culture. Global audiences can now view the first batch of 1851 historic photos from the QUT Digital Collections via the Google Arts & Culture platform. They include over 400 images of Brisbane (some of which date back more than 120 years), nature and travel photos, and a small selection of historic images of QUT predecessor institutions.”

Just Security: Trump Trials Clearinghouse. “Former President Donald Trump is a defendant in a sizable number of criminal and civil cases. To help readers parse through these complex legal developments, we have centralized information on Trump’s major cases in the most comprehensive clearinghouse of its kind. Below you will find links to relevant court proceedings, key statutes, government documents, and defense documents – as well as Just Security resources and analysis, media and other guides.”


9to5 Google: Google Calendar rolling out event sharing using links. “Google Calendar is getting the ability to share events via links to match the ubiquity of video meeting links in recent years. Once live for your account, opening a Calendar event will reveal a ‘Share’ button near the top of the screen.”

The Register: And now for something completely different: Python 3.12. “Python 3.12, the latest stable release of the Python programming language, was released on Monday, offering developers a handful of new capabilities and the removal of some cruft.”


CODART: Video Series Highlights 25 Essential Skills for Curators. “As part of our 25th anniversary celebrations, we have been putting the spotlight on curators. To introduce the profession to a wider audience, we are currently releasing a series of videos illustrating the ‘25 essential skills for curators’. These very short, thirty-second clips provide a quick glimpse into the many facets that make up the work of a curator.”


Politico: Nonprofit group plans ad campaign using AI misinfo to fight AI misinfo. “A new initiative is planning to use AI-generated misinformation to try to prepare voters against a possible wave of similar content. AIandYou, a nonprofit founded in 2019 to help underrepresented racial and ethnic groups understand AI, is launching the public awareness campaign to educate voters on how AI could affect next year’s election, according to details first shared with POLITICO.”


Bar and Bench (India): X Corp/ Twitter case: Karnataka High Court asks whether government can withhold reasons for its blocking orders. “Can the government withhold its reasons for blocking internet content when the Supreme Court has indicated that such blocking orders are open to being challenged in courts, the Karnataka High Court asked the Central government on Wednesday. Justices G Narendar and Vijaykumar A Patil posed the query while hearing X Corp’s appeal against a single-judge’s June 30 judgment that had dismissed X Corp’s challenge to orders issued by the Indian government between 2021-22 to block certain posts and accounts.”


NASA: OpenET Launches a New API. “On Tuesday, October 3, NASA Ames’ OpenET program launched an application programming interface (API) for its widely-used Data Explorer tool. OpenET is a program providing satellite-based information on evapotranspiration (ET) and agricultural water use, currently deployed across the 23 westernmost continental states. Data is provided at a scale of individual fields, or a quarter acre per pixel, and available at daily, monthly, and annual time scales.”

WIRED: Scientists Have an Audacious Plan to Map the Ancient World Before It Disappears. “Buried civilizations could soon become inaccessible forever. Archaeologists have to move fast, so they’re turning to the latest ground-scanning tech.”

Vox: You gotta just ignore annoying tweets. “You’re not supposed to say this next part because if the internet is a push and pull between tech founders and the regular folks who make up their platforms, you’re supposed to be on the side of the people. But I’m going to say it anyway: Making money on the internet by engaging in discourse bait is bad and embarrassing.”


New York Times: America’s Black Cemeteries and Three Women Trying to Save Them. “In Georgia, Texas and Washington, D.C., three Black women are working to preserve desecrated African American burial grounds and the stories they hold.” This is a gift article so you should be able to read it even if you’re not a subscriber. Good morning, Internet…

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