MIT engineers have developed a wearable ‘sticker’ that can detect sexual assault in real-time, and issue an alert to the victim’s ‘safety circle’ to get them help as quickly as possible. The device can be applied to any article of clothing, and operates in either an active or passive mode in efforts to protect both conscious victims and those who may be intoxicated or otherwise unable to consent.
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is now 15 weeks into its ‘grand finale’ dives, dipping in and out of the narrow gap between Saturn and its rings – but, as it comes closer to the planet than ever before, Cassini is making ‘surprising’ observations that could incite more questions than answers. According to NASA, the new observations have revealed that Saturn’s magnetic field has no detectable tilt, meaning the true length of a Saturn day remains a mystery.
People with higher cognitive abilities are often better able to spot patterns in the world around them, allowing them to excel in a wide range of tasks, from learning languages to recognizing faces. But, in some situations, even being intelligent has its drawbacks. A new study has found that these people are more likely to stereotype others based on the patterns they detect, potentially leading to negative consequences as they perpetuate social biases.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".