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Image: Sunset Clouds, this photo is availabe to licence on EyeEm.

#117

Friday, July 27, 2018

In This Edition:
Music, water on Mars, dashboards, quantum computing coding, Djoboé, DJI Node, constellations, entrepreneurial parasites, syntax, Tā Moko and a C-130 loop!

This week we had friends from Clang Sayne visiting from Ireland to play at NAWR. During the trip I was reminded how, one day a few weeks ago, I went full speed down the rabbit hole on Enya's wikipedia page.
To be fair, I never knew that Enya turned down the Titanic soundtrack, sang in Elvish on Lord of The Rings and in 2016 was the richest female singer in the UK & Ireland.  She even has a species of fish, Leporinus Enyae found in the Orinoco River, named after her! I thought these facts interesting enough to share with you today, you're welcome :-)

NAWR ANOIS #7 - Clang Sayne, Aonghus McEvoy

This week marked the final concert in the NAWR ANOIS series, with the amazing Clang Sayne and Aonghus McEvoy perfoming. Check out the photos from the concert here.

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Swansea Laptop Orchestra at Nozstock

This week, The Swansea Laptop Orchestra performed in the Cabinet of Lost Secrets at the Nozstock festival. Check out the photos from the gig here.

Water Lake On Mars

Image: Mars, NASA/ESA/THE HUBBLE HERITAGE TEAM/STSCI/AURA​

A subglacial lake has been discovered on Mars. The Mars Express spacecraft discovered the 20km wide body of water 1 meter below the surface South pole using ground penetrating radar.

Dashboard Design Rules

Image: UXPlanet.org

This is a very useful article by Taras Bakusevych on UXPlanet.org about the do's and dont's of dashboard layout and design. DAshboard type, graph purpose, layout flow and margins are just a few things that should be defined before design is addressed.

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Quantum Computing With Python

Image: Dataespresso.com

Here is an interesting tutorial on Dataespresso about how to get started with Quantum computing by creating a pseudo-random number generator using quantum gates with Python.

Rusangano Family - Djoboé

A new track from Rusangano Family! Listen here.

DJI Node

Image: DJI Node

DJI have created NODE (Network of Drone Enthusiasts), a community of drone pilots and owners with the aim of advocating for fair and responsible drone regulations in Europe.

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Cultural Constellations

Image: The constellations of Pollux, Datasketch.

This is a beautiful interactive website that showcases how the same stars form different constellations across the many sky cultures, from the Western Modern constellations to those of the Navajo, Norse, Hawaiian and Aztec cultures to name but a few.

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Entrepreneurial Parasite

Image: T. gondii, Ke Hu and John M. Murray

A parasite found on cats may make you more entrepreneurial. Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder found that students infected with Toxoplasma Gondii were 1.4 times more likely to major in business and 1.7 times more likely to to pursue a management and entreprenurial pathway. It is thought that the parasite encourages risk taking behaviour in the host in an attempt to increase the chances of it spreading to other cats. For example, infected rats that take risks are more likely to be caught by cats and thus more likely to spread the parasite from the rat to the cat. The researchers also collated national statistics from 42 countries over 25 years and found that T.gondii infection rates correlated with entrpreneural activity!

Podcast of the Week: Syntax

Image: Syntax.fm

I recently discovered the Syntax web development podcast, hosted by Wes Bos and Scott Tolinski, and I've sinced started binging on the episodes at 1.25x speed! The podcast covers a wide range of full stack web development topics with usually one area per episode. Both Wes and Scott run successful coding tutorial businesses and are experienced developers. The episodes are packed full of tips, tricks, links, sick picks and the odd shameless plug for both of their excellent course offerings. A recent episode on design systems was interesting because they do a great job of giving you an overview and directions on where to start on the topic.

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Māori Tā Moko Near Extinction

Image: Michael Bradley, Puaki

Photojournalist Michael Bradley has created a series focussing on the Māori Tā Moko, the permanent face markings of the New Zealand Māori. In the 1850s, photographs taken by settlers and developed using wet plate techniques caused the face markings to not appear in the final photographs. Bradley demonstrates this phenomenon in his series to highlight how it servered to supress and almost remove the face markings from Māori culture until a resurgence in the 1990s. In his captivating video for the series, the interviewees describe what their Tā Moko means to them.

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Cool Thing Of The Week: Hercules Loop

Image: Colin Goldsworthy

A C130 Hercules transport plane performed a full loop at the Farnborough Airshow!

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Found This Week is a curated blog of interesting posts, articles, links and stories in the world of technology, science and life in general.
Each edition is curated by Daryl Feehely every Friday and highlights cool stuff found each week.
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Daryl Feehely

I’m a web consultant, contract web developer, technical project manager & photographer originally from Cork, now based in Swansea. I offer my clients strategy, planning & technical delivery services, remotely & in person. I also offer freelance CTO services to companies in need of technical bootstrapping or reinvention. If you think I can help you in your business, check out my details on http://darylfeehely.com