Adventist Review Online: New Adventist Encyclopedia Maps Church History, Looks to the Future

Adventist Review Online: New Adventist Encyclopedia Maps Church History, Looks to the Future. “In the past, church historians and scholars have struggled to find accurate and up-to-date information about the Adventist Church. As of July 1, 2020, that situation has changed. Thanks to the new [Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists], researchers will have access to the most current data. The ESDA is the Adventist Church’s first international online reference work, featuring more than 2,100 published articles on Adventist history and heritage written by nearly 1,000 authors from around the world. Article topics include Adventist missionaries, administrators, educators, institutions, global topics, beliefs, and more.”

Newswise: The Center for American Women and Politics Launches Public Database of Women Elected Officials

Newswise: The Center for American Women and Politics Launches Public Database of Women Elected Officials. “The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, is proud to announce the launch of the online CAWP Women Elected Officials Database, a first-of-its-kind tool for exploring and analyzing women’s current and historical representation in the U.S. political system. The CAWP Women Elected Officials Database includes every woman officeholder in U.S. history at the federal, statewide elected executive, and state legislative levels. This tool expands on the officeholder database that CAWP has long kept and shared with researchers, and, crucially, transforms it into a searchable, online format for public access.”

Goethe University: Comparing covid-19 data worldwide with a click of the mouse

Goethe University: Comparing covid-19 data worldwide with a click of the mouse. “The new web service ‘Goethe Interactive Covid-19 Analyzer’ which Fabian Schubert in the working group for the theory of complex systems at the Institute for Theoretical Physics developed alongside his dissertation is simple to use: go to the ‘Goethe Interactive Covid-19 Analyzer’ website, click on the countries and number of cases in questions, and drag the curves over each other. Congruent? The answer is immediately visible. In the same way – depending on the individual question – the daily number of cases or deaths, or the total number of infected or deceased individuals can be compared.”

Census Bureau: Interactive Dashboards, Maps, Indicators Provide Demographic and Economic Data During COVID-19

Census Bureau: Interactive Dashboards, Maps, Indicators Provide Demographic and Economic Data During COVID-19. “The U.S. Census Bureau has launched a new tool — dubbed the Census COVID-19 Hub — designed to help guide the nation as it begins recovery efforts from the sweeping COVID-19 pandemic by providing economic and demographic data.”

TechCrunch: Facebook tests Wikipedia-powered information panels, similar to Google, in its search results

TechCrunch: Facebook tests Wikipedia-powered information panels, similar to Google, in its search results. “Facebook is testing a new feature that aims to keep users inside its platform when they’re looking for factual information they would otherwise turn to Google or Wikipedia to find. The company confirmed to TechCrunch it’s now piloting an updated version of Facebook Search that displays factual information when users search for topics like public figures, places and interests — like movies and TV shows.”

Team USA: Olympic Encyclopedia Up And Running Thanks To Partnership With International Olympic Committee

Team USA: Olympic Encyclopedia Up And Running Thanks To Partnership With International Olympic Committee. “Anything you’ve ever wanted to know about the athletes and events in the Olympic Games – as well as things you had no idea to even ask – are now at your fingertips…. While baseball has long been considered the gold standard as far as comprehensive statistics, Olympians outnumber major league baseball players nearly 4 to 1.”

Mashable: Feeling overwhelmed by coronavirus info? These trackers can help.

Mashable: Feeling overwhelmed by coronavirus info? These trackers can help.. “In an April Gallup poll, 36 percent of nearly 1,700 U.S. adults surveyed said they ‘feel overwhelmed’ by the amount of coronavirus information out there. But instead of retreating from the plethora of (inconsistent and often inaccurate) data, I’ve identified the COVID-19 trackers that work for me. So if you’re on the hunt for pandemic information, below are some different options to suit your needs.”

American FactFinder Officially Retired: Data.census.gov Now Primary Data Tool (Census .gov)

Census .gov: American FactFinder Officially Retired: Data.census.gov Now Primary Data Tool. “Today the U.S. Census Bureau retired American FactFinder (AFF), the primary dissemination tool on census.gov for the past 20 years. Beginning in June of 2019, the Census Bureau stopped releasing new data in AFF, and transitioned to data.census.gov for data releases formerly on AFF. Data.census.gov represents a new chapter in the Census Bureau’s dissemination approach by centralizing data access and allowing for a more rapid response to customers.”

BusinessWire: USAFacts Coronavirus Data Hub and Map Tracking the Daily Spread of the Virus in Every U.S. County Is Now Live (PRESS RELEASE)

BusinessWire: USAFacts Coronavirus Data Hub and Map Tracking the Daily Spread of the Virus in Every U.S. County Is Now Live (PRESS RELEASE). “USAFacts, a not-for-profit, nonpartisan civic initiative providing the most comprehensive and understandable single source of government data, today announced its USAFacts Coronavirus Hub and Map. This frequently updated resource tracks the daily spread of COVID-19 in every county across the United States, with a growing trove of information detailing the local effects of the virus.”

Bing Blogs: Stay informed on the coronavirus pandemic with Bing and Microsoft News

Bing Blogs: Stay informed on the coronavirus pandemic with Bing and Microsoft News. “Simply search for ‘covid19’, ‘coronavirus information’, or a related term, and you’ll find a tally of the cases in your geographic region as well as an up-to-date summary of global cases. This information is aggregated across multiple sources such as the Center for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, and other authoritative sources. As the situation is changing rapidly, we’re refreshing the data multiple times per day, and show a timestamp for when we published the latest available data.”

Tandon School of Engineering: Scientists answer coronavirus questions on new website

Tandon School of Engineering: Scientists answer coronavirus questions on new website. “Available in English and Spanish, ‘Ask a Scientist,’ allows users to find answers to a wide range of commonly asked questions about the virus, the severity of the outbreak, best methods of prevention, and steps to take in the event you fall ill. All posted content is obtained from the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other rigorously verified sources.”

BetaNews: Microsoft launches Bing Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tracker

BetaNews: Microsoft launches Bing Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tracker. “Yes, the search engine (that people love to hate) has a new landing page regarding COVID-19. You can… see real-time tracking of Coronavirus across the globe. Microsoft shares that this data is being aggregated from the CDC, ECDC, Wikipedia, and The World Health Organization. In other words, this new tool is thankfully using more than one data source.”