MT @MIT Engineers have designed a small device that can detect Covid-19 from a saliva sample in an hour. The device can be assembled for about $15, is as accurate as PCR tests, and can be repurposed “quite quickly” to detect new variants.
HT @BISG Walmart partnering w Adobe (rather than Amazon) - Walmart’s marketplace for smaller retailers subscribe to online/store fulfillment + pickup technologies, which will be integrated w Adobe Commerce’s SaaS platform.
This is disgusting. Guardian analysis finds that private schools, especially Christian schools, use textbooks that tell of a version of history that is racially biased and inaccurate. #textbooks#publishing
As part of efforts to ensure effective compliance with its legal deposit obligation, the National Library of Nigeria (NLN) has sought a stiffer penalty of not less than N500,000 fine for authors and publishers who fail to deposit their books with the Library.
The American Library Association announced it is partnering with Communities for Immunity, a collaborative effort among libraries & museums to boost Covid-19 information and vaccine confidence in communities across the United States. #LoveLibraries
MT @thebookseller@Literacy_Trust and @audibletreats have teamed up to bring audiobooks to young people in custody, as well as introducing podcast-making lessons, at Feltham Young Offenders Institution, it is part of the NLT’s Inside Stories with Audible project.
RT @adage Despite billions invested in podcasting from companies including Amazon, Apple, iHeartMedia, Spotify and more, the early numbers and growth rate show that most consumers are passing on podcasts.
RT @Tin_House Now accepting applications for our 2022 Winter Residencies. Each comes with a $1200 stipend & a fully furnished apartment in PDX. The deadline to apply is 8/29, with application fee waivers available.
MT @Soc_of_Authors Our Authors’ Contingency Fund is open for applications – offering hardship grants to authors in financial difficulty due to the pandemic or not. Grants range between £500-2,000 and are designed to meet immediate need.
RT @rashmee_kumar@TheIntercept is hiring Editorial, Podcast, and Politics Fellows this fall. For 12 weeks starting in October, fellows will work closely with staff to produce and support our investigative journalism. $20/hour. Fully remote. Deadline Aug 30. Apply here!
RT @staceyabrams GEORGIA: the Secretary of State’s office has sent over 185,000 purge notices to GA voters. If you receive a postcard, follow the instructions and return it right away. Visit http://GeorgiaVoterSearch.com and call 866-OUR-VOTE with questions or concerns. #gapol