University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture: Online database can help ag professionals, homeowners diagnose herbicide injury to plants

University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture: Online database can help ag professionals, homeowners diagnose herbicide injury to plants. “Agriculture professionals and homeowners now have an online reference if they suspect their plants have sustained injury from herbicides. The new Herbicide Injury Database… contains more than 1,000 images collected across two decades showing and cross-referencing herbicides and the types of damage to many types of plants.”

NASA: NASA Unveils New Searchable Video, Audio and Imagery Library for the Public

New from NASA, and I hope you have a spare couple hundred hours: NASA Unveils New Searchable Video, Audio and Imagery Library for the Public. “NASA officially has launched a new resource to help the public search and download out-of-this-world images, videos and audio files by keyword and metadata searches from NASA.gov. The NASA Image and Video Library website consolidates imagery spread across more than 60 collections into one searchable location. ASA Image and Video Library allows users to search, discover and download a treasure trove of more than 140,000 NASA images, videos and audio files from across the agency’s many missions in aeronautics, astrophysics, Earth science, human spaceflight, and more. Users now can embed content in their own sites and choose from multiple resolutions to download. The website also displays the metadata associated with images.”

BusinessWire: Free Online Summer School Expands Course Offerings for Students (PRESS RELEASE)

Students in Missouri will have more options for summer school (PRESS RELEASE). “This summer, Missouri students will have access to more summer school courses than ever through the Missouri Online Summer Institute (MOSI), a tuition- free online program open to students in grades 7 – 12. Over one hundred online courses are being offered this year, including career-oriented electives and Advanced Placement® courses. MOSI is a program of the Grandview R-2 school district.”

Digital Archive for Michelin Tire Factory Now Available

Now available: a digital archive for the Michelin factory at Stroke in England. Yeah, the tire company. It looks like it’s still in progress. “Iconic photographs showcasing tyre manufacturer Michelin’s rich history have been ‘rolled out’ following the launch of an impressive online archive. And former workers and customers are all being invited to share their memories as the resource continues to expand. The Michelin Archive website has been created to showcase key moments in time documented for the ages since the firm opened its factory in Stoke in 1927.”

Brewers Association Releases Beer Nutrient Database

Now available: a database of beer nutrients. “Using a robust analytical testing program, the [Brewers Association] has built a database that reflects average nutritional value of nine lesser nutrients (total fat, calories from fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, dietary fiber, sugars, and protein). This database, which currently has 41 styles as defined by the BA Beer Style Guidelines, will expand over time as more analytical testing is conducted.”

Smithsonian: Citizen Scientists Will Bring Zombie Astrophotos Back to Life With “Astronomy Rewind”

Thanks to Matt S. for bringing this to my attention, from the Smithsonian: Citizen Scientists Will Bring Zombie Astrophotos Back to Life With “Astronomy Rewind”. “A new citizen-science project will rescue tens of thousands of potentially valuable cosmic images that are mostly dead to science and bring them fully back to life. Called “Astronomy Rewind,” the effort, which launched March 22, will take photographs, radio maps, and other telescopic images that have been scanned from the pages of dusty old journals and place them in context in digital sky atlases and catalogs. Anyone will then be able to find them online and compare them with modern electronic data from ground- and space-based telescopes, making possible new studies of short- and long-term changes in the heavens.”

Latin American Herald Tribune: Epa Launches New Multimedia News Service for Europe’s Citizens and Media

Latin American Herald Tribune: Epa Launches New Multimedia News Service for Europe’s Citizens and Media. “The European Pressphoto Agency (epa) launched on Saturday a new information tool targeted at European citizens and media, focusing on world news with an emphasis on events happening in Europe. Epa, which brings together nine news agencies from across Europe including Spain’s EFE, said in a statement that its new portal aimed to offer members of the public direct access to current events through the media.”