Outlook Traveller: A Museum Of All The Ancient Plastic Found On Beaches

New-to-me: an online museum of plastic litter. “Archeoplastica aims to increase public awareness of plastic pollution on beaches and oceans. Set up in 2018, it showcases a significant amount of plastic waste from 30 to 60 years ago which has been found on beaches. The items have been picked up and presented here in an online museum alongside other exhibitions.”

Launched last month: Refinery Air Watch

Spotted via my Google Alerts: Refinery Air Watch. From the home page: “This site collects fenceline air monitoring data from oil refineries and makes it available for you to download. You can find here two-week sampling data from all U.S. oil refineries, and continuous monitoring data from California refineries.”

The Verge: Epic’s free app that turns real-life items into 3D models is available now on iOS

The Verge: Epic’s free app that turns real-life items into 3D models is available now on iOS. “Epic Games’ RealityScan app, which lets you scan real-life objects and turn them into 3D models for video games or other projects, is now officially available on iOS as a free download after an initial limited beta launch in April.”

Connexion France: How will weather be in my French town in 2050? New tool helps find out

Connexion France: How will weather be in my French town in 2050? New tool helps find out. “Global warming is and will be the cause of major upheavals throughout France in the decades to come, affecting everything from agriculture to health to tourism. The risks will not be the same from one commune in France to another. To find out what climate changes cities will have to adapt to in 2050, Météo-France has recently launched a tool called ‘Climadiag commune’.”

TVNewsCheck: WUSF Tampa Launches 24-hour Live Jazz Streaming Service

TVNewsCheck: WUSF Tampa Launches 24-hour Live Jazz Streaming Service. “Vastly expanding its online jazz offerings, WUSF Public Media is unveiling an on-demand jazz music streaming service at Arts Axis Florida with a wide range of recordings, podcasts and concert videos of jazz musicians from Tampa Bay and beyond — available on mobile, desktop, tablet and more, for free, anytime, anywhere.”

EIN News: Computer History Museum Makes Adobe PostScript’s Source Code Available to the Public as a Part of Its Art of Code Series (PRESS RELEASE)

EIN News: Computer History Museum Makes Adobe PostScript’s Source Code Available to the Public as a Part of Its Art of Code Series (PRESS RELEASE). “The Computer History Museum (CHM), the leading museum exploring the history of computing and its impact on the human experience, today announced the public release and long-term preservation of Adobe’s PostScript source code as part of its Art of Code series.”

Daily Yonder: Want to Move to Rural Oklahoma? An Online Database Has Property Listings

Daily Yonder: Want to Move to Rural Oklahoma? An Online Database Has Property Listings. “People looking to live in rural parts of Oklahoma may have an easier time finding space thanks to a database listing available lots. The new database is a collaborative effort between the Oklahoma Municipal League (OML) and the Oklahoma Home Builders Association (OkHBA).” Very new, with limited listings.

StarTribune: Searching for a senior home? A new tool helps Minnesotans screen out unsafe providers

StarTribune: Searching for a senior home? A new tool helps Minnesotans screen out unsafe providers. “An elder advocacy group launched an online tool, called Elder Care IQ, that provides access to state inspection reports for 2,000 nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and home health agencies across Minnesota. The tool can help people identify providers that have a history of abuse and neglect of residents, as well as those that received a clean bill of health from state inspectors.”

1921 Scottish Census: Who will you find in the archive? (The National)

The National (Scotland): 1921 Scottish Census: Who will you find in the archive?. “THE 1921 census has officially been released by National Records of Scotland – and will provide a glimpse into the home and working lives of Scotland’s people 100 years ago. Family-history website ScotlandsPeople has been updated to include over 9000 volumes of enumeration district books, comprising more than 200,000 images of 4.8 million individual records.”

PR Newswire: The It Gets Better Project Premieres New Web-Series Highlighting LGBTQ+ Professionals In Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Industries (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: The It Gets Better Project Premieres New Web-Series Highlighting LGBTQ+ Professionals In Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Industries (PRESS RELEASE). “Today, the It Gets Better Project premiered a new original web-series called Industry, which takes a closer look at LGBTQ+ STEM professionals and the experiences that led them to careers within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.”

University of Toronto: Researcher’s archival exhibition spotlights 70 years of Black performance history in Canada

University of Toronto: Researcher’s archival exhibition spotlights 70 years of Black performance history in Canada . “An exhibit curated by Seika Boye, a researcher at the University of Toronto, is preserving seven decades-worth of Black dance performance history in Canada. ‘It’s About Time: Dancing Black in Canada 1900-1970 and Now’ is an archival exhibition that highlights the undocumented history of Black dance performance in Canada from the time period.”

Washington State Department of Health: DOH unveils free teacher resources to bring public health and climate change data into the classroom

Washington State Department of Health: DOH unveils free teacher resources to bring public health and climate change data into the classroom. “In an effort to engage students with local health and climate data, DOH is unveiling a free professional development course for teachers that uses DOH tools and data to explore the connections between asthma and wildfires, which are one of the most obvious impacts of climate change on Washington state.”

PR Newswire: New MIT Sloan research measures exposure to misinformation from political elites on Twitter (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: New MIT Sloan research measures exposure to misinformation from political elites on Twitter (PRESS RELEASE). “Those tools, which [David] Rand and [Mohsen] Mosleh have made public via a web app that allows people to check the misinformation exposure rating and ideological bias of any Twitter user and an API for researchers, show that users who follow political elites with high falsity scores are more likely to share misinformation. They also reveal a clear partisan difference in exposure to politicians who make false claims.”

UC San Diego: Nanoengineers Develop a Predictive Database for Materials

UC San Diego: Nanoengineers Develop a Predictive Database for Materials. “Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have developed an AI algorithm that predicts the structure and dynamic properties of any material—whether existing or new—almost instantaneously. Known as M3GNet, the algorithm was used to develop… a database of more than 31 million yet-to-be-synthesized materials with properties predicted by machine learning algorithms.”

New York City: DOT and Fordham University to Open Exhibition Celebrating NYC’s Street Design Manual

New York City: DOT and Fordham University to Open Exhibition Celebrating NYC’s Street Design Manual. “… the SDM has helped reimagine New York City’s street network from one designed primarily for automobiles into one that supports a greater diversity of safe and convenient travel modes and activities – including with an increased focus on pedestrians and cyclists. First published in 2009, the third edition of the SDM is for the first time available entirely online.”