Public Sector
‘Scrotum frog’ is essential to Lake Titicaca region and must be saved, experts say   
July 29, 2020
Source: New York Post - Conservationists say this funny frog is a key part of their work in the Lake Titicaca region, between Peru and Bolivia, where the frog can grow up to 8 inches long and 2 pounds in weight, making it the world’s largest water...
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Stolen Oysters on Maui are Unfit for Human Consumption   
July 29, 2020
Source: Maui Now - The nonprofit Maui Nui Marine Resource Council reports that oysters destined for a research project were stolen last week and may have subsequently been sold at below-market prices on Maui. The stolen oysters were being used to...
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U.S. agency: Pandemic masks thwart face recognition tech up to 50% of the time   
July 29, 2020
Source: PoliceOne - Under ideal conditions, the failure rate for the best algorithms is only about 0.3%, according to a study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology
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U.S. agency: Pandemic masks thwarting face recognition tech   
July 29, 2020
Source: Times Free Press - Having a tough time recognizing your neighbors behind their pandemic masks' Computers are finding it more difficult, too.
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Face Masks Are Thwarting Facial Recognition Tech   
July 29, 2020
Source: Popular Mechanics - New research from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) suggests face masks are hampering facial recognition systems. Because the protective coverings obscure the bottom half of the face,
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FDA launches "Smarter Food Safety" initiative   
July 28, 2020
Source: Times Union - The most encouraging aspect of this is that FDA really has innovative and progressive leadership that is willing to take a turn, to create something, to really progress what we're doing in food safety forward,
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‘Rapidly growing’ salmonella outbreak hits 23 states   
July 28, 2020
Source: Kim Komando - If you're sick of worrying about a global pandemic, we have bad news. The CDC is now warning about a mysterious Salmonella outbreak spreading fast.
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Head of China CDC gets injected with experimental vaccine   
July 28, 2020
Source: ABC - The head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention says he has been injected with an experimental coronavirus vaccine in an attempt to persuade the public to follow suit when one is app
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Panel on Review of the Material Measurement Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology: Fiscal Year 2020   
July 28, 2020
Source: National Academies of Sciences%2c Engineering%2c and Medicine - Throughout any given year, the National Academies convene hundreds of conferences, workshops, symposia, forums, roundtables, and other gatherings that attract the finest minds in academia and the public and private sectors. These...
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New program can help laboratories measure key chemical compounds in cannabis products   
July 28, 2020
Source: News Medical - The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has launched a program to help laboratories accurately measure key chemical compounds in marijuana, hemp and other cannabis products including oils,
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