Art & Good News 5-6-2023

Starting with some art…

Digital color pencil drawing of a single nondescript red flower slightly to the right of frame; maybe tulip inspired

Welcome to May everyone! With the world being so spread out I know that spring may not have sprung for everyone, but here is a spring tulip to end your week. I love tulips in the spring; there is something so cheery about them. I hope you all had a wonderful week.

Wow! News

New artificial intelligence tool can accurately identify cancer

Experts from the Royal Marsden NHS foundation trust, the Institute of Cancer Research, London, and Imperial College London; have developed an AI model that detects whether a growth is cancerous. It was developed by studying the CT scans of about 500 and programming the AI to read the radiomics, which can extract details not picked up by the naked eye. While this tech is a long way off from being ready for everyday use, the tests show immense promise in early detection.

Electric vehicles have a dirty secret. The race is on to clean it up

The challenge of what to do with all those lithium-ion batteries pose a real problem to our clean energy transition. However, there are more and more companies that are looking close the loop on lithium batteries recycling them to keep them out of landfills. If this succeeds, it will completely close the loop on electric vehicle manufacturing.

With Their Knowledge Combined, Two Scholars Are Deciphering a Long-Lost Native Language

A historian and a linguist have been working together to decipher a dead native language. They have been working with a text written in Spanish on one side and Timucua on the other. They have discovered subtle differences that change the tone of the written text could be interpreted as a sign of defiance by the Timucua. They were writing down the Spanish text usually without using the same accusatory tone the settlers would have. This progress now makes the native language one of the best known from its region in Florida.

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