Anchorage, Alaska - During the next few days, the University of Alaska will host a unique event that brings dozens of the world’s best and brightest scientists to Fairbanks. Known as National Lab Day, this forum will provide an incredible opportunity for Alaskans to form new partnerships with the individuals who run our nation’s premier research institutions.

Washington, DC - Experts at recognizing faces often play a crucial role in criminal cases. A photo from a security camera can mean prison or freedom for a defendant—and testimony from highly trained forensic face examiners informs the jury whether that image actually depicts the accused. Just how good are facial recognition experts? Would artificial intelligence help?

San Francisco, California - PR News' two-day conference, the Social Media Summit, which includes the Facebook for Communicators Boot Camp on Day 1, will take place at the Grand Hyatt in San Francisco on August 9-10. Hundreds of communicators, marketers and social media professionals from agencies, B2B, B2C, nonprofit and government organizations will receive instruction on how to improve their communications strategy on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. We’ll also examine the topics of artificial intelligence, influencer marketing, social media metrics and SEO best practices.

Lake Worth, Florida - The folks in Lake Worth, FL had quite a scare recently when they received an official “zombie alert” in the wake of a power failure. The Association of Mature American Citizens says that the city’s public information officer Ben Kerr explained that the Lake Worth emergency alert system contains “thousands” of automatic messages to explain power outages.  

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: "Today, on the annual International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, we mark 70 years of UN peacekeeping, and the service and sacrifice of thousands of uniformed and civilian personnel. UN peacekeepers serve under dangerous and uncertain circumstances, and too often pay the ultimate sacrifice. We honor in particular today the more than 3,700 peacekeepers who have lost their lives in the service of peace over the past seven decades.

Washington, DC - Two employees of an international engineering consulting firm were charged in a superseding indictment filed Thursday for their alleged participation in a scheme to launder bribe payments to foreign government officials for the benefit of a Columbus, Ohio-based subsidiary of Rolls-Royce plc, to secure a contract to supply equipment and services to power a gas pipeline from Kazakhstan to China.