Smiling Clouds

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#124

Friday, September 14, 2018

In This Edition:
Google Data Search, musical chemical detector, BMW riderless motorcycle, You Could Be A Feminist, Hen Ogledd's Problem Child, Wolverine The Long Night & The Bog Road

The days of blue skies and pretty clouds are becoming fewer these days as Autumn approaches, but the photo above is a shot from the promenade in Penarth on one of the rare blue sky days recently :-)

Google Data Search

Image: Google Data Search

Google have launched a search engine for data sets similar to Google Scholar, allowing data scientists, researchers and others. The search engine presents summaries of each dataset along with links to the source location of the dataset.

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Musical Chemical Detector

Image: University of California, Riverside

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have discovered the chemical detection abilities of an African musical instrument called a mbira. The instrument uses metal times connected to a wooden sounding board which produce a musical tone when plucked. The research has discovered that using a hallow U-shaped tine filled with different liquids produce notes of different frequencies. These differences can be used to detect different liquid samples such as sodium chloride or non-toxic glycerol.

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BMW Riderless Motorbike

Image: BMW Motorrad

BMW Motorrad have released footage of their driverless motorcycle driving on its own around a track. The aim of the project is to improve riding safety by allowing this technology to aid the rider, as opposed to a producing an autonomous driving motorcycle.

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You Could Be A Feminist!

Image: You Could Be A Feminist

You could be a feminist! A new online project is seeking responses from those who think differently because they might be a feminist, even if they don't know they are. It may come as a surprise that anyone could be a feminist, irregardless of gender. I recommend you read the project description and think about submitting a response.

Problem Child - Hen Ogledd

Image: YouTube, Hen Ogledd

Hen Ogledd, a new supergroup formed by Dawn Bothwell, Rhodri Davies, Richard Dawson and Sally Pilkington have released their debut single Problem Child along with this amazing video. My words won't do the video justice, I suggest you watch it instead! :-)

Podcast Of The Week: Wolverine The Long Night

Image: Marvel

Marvel have teamed up with Stitcher to release their first scripted podcast, a story about mysterious killings in Alaska involving lots of claw injuries. No prizes for guessing which Marvel character is involved (the clue is in the name! :-p). The podcast is a great radio drama with sound effects and atmospheric music coupled with a compelling drama narrative, and also Wolverine!

The Bog Road Graphic Novel

Image: The Bog Road

I recently got my hands on The Bog Road graphic novel by Barry Keegan on a recent trip to Dublin and I highly recommend it. The book is a great story about the world of ancient Irish beings clashing with the modern world. It's published by Sub City Comics and is available to order online here.

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About Found This Week

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.
The first 104 editions were published on Medium before this site was created, check out the archive here.

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