Smelling the World
Have you ever wondered what life in the 1500s smelled like? Well, some folks have. A group of researchers are collecting information on smells from all over the world and from history. They have formed what they call the Odeuropa consortium, and they’re collecting these smells to make an online “Encyclopedia of Smell Heritage.”
The project will begin in January and is expected to take three years. The first step will be to develop artificial intelligence (AI). The AI will look at historical writing about smells and how people felt about them. That information will be used to create the encyclopedia of smells.
NASA Tree Counters
Blue Waters at the University of Illinois is one of the fastest supercomputers in the world, and it has been performing a “deep learning” on terrain images from parts of West Africa. Until now, much of the research on trees has been in large forests. Scientists discovered they could count trees that the older satellites cannot see.
Georgia found more than 5,000 uncounted votes.
The errors in Georgia and Wisconsin are only some of the issues from the election that the president is protesting.