Public Sector
Facial Recognition Algorithms Struggle to Detect Faces Under Masks, NIST Study Finds   
July 30, 2020
Source: Nextgov - A new study from the National Institute of Standards and Technology found facial recognition algorithms developed pre-pandemic struggle to identify masked faces.
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Regional Emissions Pact Has Big Health Benefits For Kids, Study Finds   
July 30, 2020
Source: New Hampshire Public Radio - A regional plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants also made the northeast healthier, by reducing air pollutants like mercury and sulfur
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NBWA Launches Campaign to Combat Human Trafficking in Communities Nationwide   
July 30, 2020
Source: PR Newswire - ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and National Association of Attorneys General Human Trafficking Committee Co-Chair Sean Reyes (R-UT) and committee member Maura...
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Endangered ‘scrotum frog’ of Lake Titicaca is in serious trouble   
July 30, 2020
Source: BGR - The Peru giant frog, also known as the “scrotum frog” due to its wrinkled skin, is seriously endangered.  A multinational effort is now underway to save the species from total
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Face masks are messing up facial recognition software   
July 30, 2020
Source: WESH - Face masks are already known to stop the spread of coronavirus. Apparently, they can also make it much harder for facial-recognition software to identify you, too.
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Curlicued research tool propels fast-moving fluids for study by neutrons   
July 30, 2020
Source: Phys.org - Ask Ryan Murphy and his colleagues at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where the team has thought up a creative way to explore the properties of fluids under extreme ...
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Poultry Plant Workers Union Points to USDA Line Speed Waivers as COVID-19 Risk   
July 29, 2020
Source: dtnpf.com - A new lawsuit is challenging the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service's waiver program for poultry plant line speeds.
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Brazilian Amazon drained of millions of wild animals by criminal networks: Report   
July 29, 2020
Source: Mongabay - Well organized global crime networks are pulling millions of tropical birds, fish, turtles and mammals out of the Amazon — a lucrative trade that is destroying ecosystems and putting public health at risk.
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New Federal Program Aims to Help Labs Achieve Accurate THC, CBD Measurements   
July 29, 2020
Source: Hemp Grower - The National Institute of Standards and Technology is heading up the program, which labs can sign up to participate in by Aug. 31.
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Green-Ag project launched in Mizoram   
July 29, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - A project which aims to catalyse sustainable transformation of agriculture without compromising the countrys food security and farmers income was launched in Mizoram on Tuesday, Agriculture minister C Lalrinsanga said.
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