Wir sind dann mal hier! 😀
Die Universität Freiburg freut sich auf Kommunikation und Austausch hier auf Mastodon. 🤝
We launched a new group to promote the translation of the scientific literature https://variable-variability.blogspot.com/2021/05/launched-new-group-translations-scientific-literature.html
We are naturally also on the Fediverse: @TranslateScience
In my own post on the group I write about how I changed from thinking English is just a basic science skill, like statistics and coding, to starting this group due to my work as #climatologist.
Translating scientific works is part of #OpenScience. Language barriers should not waste scientific talent.
Next week Wednesday is our first online Homogenization Colloquium. https://homogenisation.grassroots.is/homogenisation-community/online-homogenisation-colloquium/
Last year one of our main seminars on the homogenization of climate data was online. We noticed that there were many participants who were normally not there.
People who could not afford the travel and people who did do some homogenization, but where the weather service would only send their main expert to the seminar.
So we will try to regularly meet online to be more inclusive.
• https://mastodon.utwente.nl/about @utwente #UTwente, #Netherlands
• https://metu.life/about/ @Tuan #Metu, #Turkey
• https://mastodon.mit.edu/about @maxj @dukhovni #MIT, #USA
• https://mastodon.ocf.berkeley.edu/about @staff UC #Berkeley, USA
In this week's edition of the Corona Virus Update Prof. Christian Drosten made an observation that has serious policy implications. German media reported on it, but I have not seen much in English. So I wrote a blog post on it.
Antigen rapid tests much less effective for screening than previously thought according to top German virologist Drosten https://variable-variability.blogspot.com/2021/04/antigen-rapid-tests-much-less-effective.html
It sounds credible to me. If true using a rapid test does not make indoor activities like dining safe.
The international signal for help.
Let's make it known all over the world. It will make a difference.
"The objective of the Destination Earth initiative is to develop a very high precision digital model of the Earth to monitor and simulate natural and human activity, and to develop and test scenarios that would enable more sustainable development and support European environmental policies." https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/destination-earth-destine
It will be on the 17th of March at 16h CET (Berlin) using Zoom:
Language barriers are a problem within science & for communication with science-adjacent professions.
A journalist who should know more about viruses. An agricultural advisor. A climatologist in Peru. An architect designing a building for the weather of the next century. A biologist who found an invasive species.
With some colleagues were are thinking of a switchboard for translated articles, where you can give an article DOI & get links to any translations.
Our next call is this Tuesday.
The skeptics guide to the universe 12 hour live stream starts at 16UTC.
Tune in if you are interested in critical thinking and science communication. There will be quizzes with audience participation.
New #ClimateServices2020 report on #DRRDay
#Climatechange has led to more extreme weather. Yet 1 in 3 people are not covered by #EarlyWarning systems.
Being prepared and able to react at the right time, in the right place, saves lives and livelihoods.
Arctic odyssey ends, bringing home tales of alarming ice loss
The biggest #Arctic expedition in history will return to the German port of Bremerhaven on Monday after a year-long mission, bringing home observations from scientists that sea ice is melting at a "dramatic rate" in the region.
I like #SF books, #aikido and I'm generally interested in #ecology and #FOSS
I mostly talk about my research fields here, if you want to hear about FLOSS, #sustainability (in) #science and #OpenScience, check my alt: @tfardet
The university of Bonn is organizing an online seminar:
"Why Internationalization? - Old and new rationales in diverse higher education systems" https://www.uni-bonn.de/die-universitaet/veranstaltungen/why-internationalization
It made sense in the past. With the ease with which we communicate globally nowadays, I wonder whether it still makes sense.
I snapped the #OpenAccess subreddit away from Elsevier and Co. https://www.reddit.com/r/Open_Science/comments/if4am6/i_snapped_the_openaccess_subreddit_away_from/
Looking for a moderation team.
The new study estimates
that the mean increase in #mortalityrisk due to climate change "is valued at roughly 3.2% of global GDP in 2100"
Fawkes, a software developed by the Univ. of Chicago, can be used to modify your images at a pixel level so that they look they same to humans, but can no longer be used for automated image (i.e. person) recognition.
Would people be interested to have this integrated into Mastodon so it can be used on images they upload?
I wrote an announcement of #FediScience to explain to people who do not know Mastodon yet why it is good for them and society.
Micro-blogging for scientists without nasties and surveillance https://variable-variability.blogspot.com/2020/07/friendly-micro-blogging-Twitter-scientists-no-nasties-surveillance.html
The links on Twitter and Reddit are up.
Please help create some buzz on the legacy silos. So that we can move some scientists from to past to the future.
Micro-blogging for scientists without nasties & surveillance https://variable-variability.blogspot.com/2020/07/friendly-micro-blogging-Twitter-scientists-no-nasties-surveillance.html
The announcement of FediScience got 500 boosts.
More important would be to spread the news outside of Mastodon. They need more explanation, so I wrote the above blog post to explain why Mastodon is better for us & for society.
Please spread on social networks this Monday at 3pm (Berlin), 2pm (London), 9am (New York). You will find a post here:
And a Tweet here:
Meteorologist turned Software Developer. Administrator of fediscience.org
Fediscience is the social network for scientists.