Understood. Go on.What got the industry talk going was that the flight carried not SpiceJet's, but Hi Fly's code, a unique alphanumeric arrangement that each airline has.Hi Fly has two codes, each given by IATA - the industry organisation that represents airlines - and ICAO, a United Nations agency that influences aviation rules and regulations. Hi Fly's codes are 5K and HFY. SpiceJet's is SG. … [Read more...] about Explained: The Amsterdam to Bengaluru flight that was SpiceJet’s. Or was it?
“We advise against literally getting in each others’ faces, where you can breathe in each others’ warm breath,” said Mensink, the health worker. “We also advise against kissing because saliva carries the virus and you could transfer it that way.” … [Read more...] about Amsterdam’s “Red Light” district: Kissing off menu as lockdown ends for Dutch sex workers
In the Italian study, the produce from local sellers was found to have higher levels of microplastics than the produce bought at supermarkets. The smallest pieces of plastic were found in carrots at about 1.5 micrometers, and the largest, found in lettuce, were 2.5 micrometers. Carrots were the most contaminated of the vegetables sampled, and for the fruits, apples were more contaminated with microplastics than pears. There were more microplastics found in the fruits than the vegetables, which researchers think has to do with how older fruit trees have a larger root system than vegetable plants. … [Read more...] about Our fruits and veggies are sucking up microplastics through their roots
American University of Beirut is developing a tool that farmers in the Middle East and Africa can use to irrigate fields at the optimum times to save water. At Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, a university in Colombia, researchers will use satellite images to detect illegal mines that are polluting community drinking water. Crisis Text Line, a nonprofit that connects people experiencing a crisis with volunteer counselors by text message, uses AI to evaluate messages and move the people who are in most danger to the front of the line. In Australia, a public health service called Eastern Health will use AI to comb through clinical records from ambulances and find patterns in suicide attempts–and ways to intervene earlier. Full Fact, an independent fact-checking organization in the U.K., is using AI to help human fact-checkers more quickly assess claims made by politicians and the media. An Indonesian organization called Gringgo, which builds tech to fight the … [Read more...] about These 20 social enterprises and nonprofits just won Google’s AI Impact Challenge
The map is still a work in progress, and he’s already gotten some useful feedback from other developers on the map’s GitHub page. Future features will include details on property sizes and environmental regulations. Though the site’s only been up for a few days, he’s scheduled to lead a workshop on the project at the Amsterdam Anarchist Book Festival in November. Given similar data sources, the map may also be adapted to other countries. … [Read more...] about Need a place to squat? This map plots out buildings that COVID-19 emptied out