CitySpidey: New website to fight against pollution in Delhi

CitySpidey: New website to fight against pollution in Delhi. “In an initiative to fight against pollution, the Delhi government has launched a website… Environment Minister Gopal Rai informed that this website has been launched to make all information related to anti-pollution campaigns available in one place. This effective use of the content will help spread awareness. Essential information about the EV Policy and Tree Transplantation Policy among other data will be available on the website.”

Columbia Mailman School of Public Health: Machine Learning May Help Predict Success of Prescription Opioid Regulations

Columbia Mailman School of Public Health: Machine Learning May Help Predict Success of Prescription Opioid Regulations. “Hundreds of laws aimed at reducing inappropriate prescription opioid dispensing have been implemented in the United States, yet due to the complexity of the overlapping programs, it has been difficult to evaluate their impact. A new study by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health uses machine learning to evaluate the laws and their relation to prescription opioid dispensing patterns.”

The Verge: Developers can now try on Google’s Jacquard smart fabric tech

The Verge: Developers can now try on Google’s Jacquard smart fabric tech. “Google’s Project Jacquard touch-sensitive fabric technology, first revealed at Google I/O in 2015, now has a way for interested third-party developers to integrate the tech with their own software via the new Jacquard SDK. Previously only a handful of companies signed up for Jacquard, including Levi’s, Samsonite, and Yves Saint Laurent. Now developers can use the SDK to integrate the Jacquard tag, connecting its sensors with their apps to communicate touch and motion data.”

CNBC: Google is giving all U.S. community colleges free access to their 4 career certificates

CNBC: Google is giving all U.S. community colleges free access to their 4 career certificates. “Some of the biggest technology companies in the world, Google and Microsoft, are reinforcing their relationships with U.S. community colleges. ‘Today, we’re so excited to announce that all of our Google career certificates will be available for free, to every community college in the United States and to every career and technical high school in the United States,’ Lisa Gevelber, founder of Grow with Google, tells CNBC Make It.”

Ars Technica: Australia also wants Google to unbundle search from Android

Ars Technica: Australia also wants Google to unbundle search from Android. “The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is the latest government regulatory body to take issue with how Google does business. As Reuters reports, the ACCC wants Google to show a ‘choice screen’ to Android users, allowing them to pick a default search engine other than Google Search.”

Washington University in St. Louis: New database highlights underrepresented scholars of African archaeology

Washington University in St. Louis: New database highlights underrepresented scholars of African archaeology. “Helina Woldekiros, assistant professor of archaeology in the Department of Anthropology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, and her collaborators recently launched the Bibliographic Database of African Scholarship on African Archaeology (BibDAA). The new open-access database collects and shares publications on African archaeology, broadly defined, by African and Afrodescendant scholars.”

WWLP: State unveils new online interactive mapping tool

WWLP: State unveils new online interactive mapping tool. “MassMapper, a new online interactive mapping tool that provides multiple types of geological information in Massachusetts, is now available. Developed by the Executive Office of Technology Services and Security’s (EOTSS) Bureau of Geographic Information Systems (MassGIS), the website will allow anyone looking for information, especially those in the land survey, engineering, and real estate industries, to better interact with the state. MassMapper will offer uses like site design, land inventory, and public policy planning.”

The City Life: The Warhol Film Archive To Come To MOMA From The Whitney Museum Of American Art

The City Life: The Warhol Film Archive To Come To Moma From The Whitney Museum Of American Art. “The Museum of Modern Art announces the transfer of the Warhol Film Archive from the Whitney Museum of American Art. The Warhol Film Archive, established by the Whitney Museum of American Art, will be added to the MoMA Archives to serve as an ongoing resource for scholars. Established by the Whitney as the record of many years of research into the films created by Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987), the Warhol Film Archive is a collection of books, files, and media assembled in the course of producing The Films of Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné.”