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Black Technologists Create New Virtual Gathering Spaces for Support & Networks Amid Pandemic

The Plug

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Spurred by the trend towards digital conferencing during the Covid19 pandemic, Black technologists created virtual gatherings to support communities who are generally underrepresented in the tech industry. “Quarantine Con” and “In Streaming Color,” were aimed at elevating the voices of people of ...

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How Puerto Rican Scientists Hacked The COVID-19 Response

Latino USA

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In Puerto Rico, scientists, students, and educators from different organizations created a consortium to help develop a way to expand the territory's testing capacity for COVID-19 after the government continuously struggled to obtain test kits and was only conducting 150 tests per day. After deve...

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How police forces in western Canada are working to speed up ballistic imaging to solve gun crimes quicker

The Globe and Mail

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As Canada sees an increase in gun violence, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are increasing their capacity to do ballistic imaging – an analysis that is able to potentially connect multiple crimes. Across the country, individual police agencies are developing their own way of conducting t...

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African Innovators Rethink the Toilet

OZY

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From Cape Town to Nairobi, innovations in waste processing are gaining increasing attention and adoption. Fresh Life toilets turn waste into fertilizer, while Safi Sana turns waste into electricity, giving new life to waste products that are traditionally overlooked. Above all, these innovations ...

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Need a Quran teacher? There's an AI for that

Religion News Service

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An AI app is potentially eliminating the need for Quran teachers by offering precise feedback to those who are learning to recite or memorize the holy book of Islam. Tarteel uses machine learning technology to enable speech recognition, allowing it to test users' knowledge of the Quran and to rec...

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The Business of Burps: Scientists Smell Profit in Cow Emissions

The New York Times

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A company called Mootral is studying whether changing a cattle’s diet could make the animals belch and flatulate less methane. They created a food supplement out of compounds from garlic, citrus, and other additives, that in early tests, has shown a decrease in a cow’s emission of the greenhouse ...

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