Better methods improve measurements of recreational water quality

The concentration of enterococci, bacteria that thrive in feces, has long been the federal standard for determining water quality. Researchers have now shown that the greatest influences on that concentration are the quantity of mammalian feces in the water, and the numbers of enterococci that glom onto floating particulate matter.
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Typo broke Google Photos' unlimited original quality backup for Google Pixel and Pixel XL on custom ROMs

  1. Typo broke Google Photos’ unlimited original quality backup for Google Pixel and Pixel XL on custom ROMs  Digit
  2. Google Pixel 2 international giveaway!  Android Authority (blog)
  3. How A Typo In Pixel Build Script Broke The “Lifelong Photos Storage”  Fossbytes
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AirPods with more features, new studio quality headphones possibly coming from Apple in 2019

  1. AirPods with more features, new studio quality headphones possibly coming from Apple in 2019  AppleInsider
  2. Bloomberg: Premium AirPods, next-gen HomePod and new over-ear Apple headphones coming in 2019  9to5Mac
  3. Apple planning higher-end AirPods, new HomePod for early 2019  Economic Times
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Croatia remind of their quality as they seek to emulate class of '98

  1. Croatia remind of their quality as they seek to emulate class of ’98  Reuters
  2. Argentina’s World Cup is a shambles, and it’s a direct result of Jorge Sampaoli’s leadership  ESPN FC (blog)
  3. Jorge Sampaoli Says Argentina Team-Mates Are to Blame for Lionel Messi’s Form  Bleacher Report
  4. Commentary: Don’t just blame Messi, also praise Croatia  Xinhua
  5. Argentina (and Messi) in Peril at World Cup After Loss to Croatia  New York Times
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Face transplantation: An established option to improve quality of life in patients with severe facial trauma

Thirteen years after the first successful face transplant, US trauma surgeons should be aware of the current role of facial transplantation for patients with severe facial disfigurement — including evidence that the final appearance and functioning are superior to that provided by conventional reconstructive surgery.
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Salt Lake's light rail trains are air quality sleuths

The TRAX project is the only known transit-based mobile air quality network in North America. Some results are unsurprising, such as spikes of carbon dioxide and nitrogen dioxide, byproducts of gasoline combustion, at street intersections. But the sensors also found methane emissions patterns that didn’t correlate to daytime working hours, suggesting possible fugitive methane leaks.
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New method enables high quality speech separation

Researchers have developed a novel audio-visual model for isolating and enhancing the speech of desired speakers in a video. The team’s deep network-based model incorporates both visual and auditory signals in order to isolate and enhance any speaker in any video, even in challenging real-world scenarios, such as video conferencing, where multiple participants oftentimes talk at once, and noisy bars, which could contain a variety of background noise, music, and competing conversations.
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