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Friday, January 4, 2019

In This Edition:
Holiday Radio, Bill Gates, Chinese Moon landing, insect eye cam, uisce salach workshop and music network management!

Happy New Year everyone! :-)

Munster V Leinster

The annual Christmas Munster rugby match against Leinster was a bit later this year, but it certainly wasn't without excitement and controversy! It was great to see the Moyross express return to Thomond Park though! :-) You can check out some photos of the match that I took from the East Terrace here.

Holiday Radio

Image: Medium, Jon Keegan

Jon Keegan has an interesting post on medium that analyses 122 hours of holiday radio from New York's WLTW 106.7 LiteFM. The data plots the most played Christmas song (Santa Claus is Coming to Town - all versions), most played specific version (Bing Cosby's White Christmas) and most played performers (Bublé) among other interested facts like plays per time of day and song versions by play count. 

Bill Gates Year in Review

Image: Gatesnotes.com

Bill Gates has published a post on gatesnotes.com describing his work learnings for 2018. The interesting read highlights trends he noticed with Alzheimer's disease, Polio and the global energy landscape. Gates also ponders the future of gene-editing and dealing with global epidemics, as well as defining his focus topics for 2019, privacy and innovation, and technology in education.

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Chinese Spacecraft Lands on Farside of The Moon

Image: CCTV, Weibo

The Chinese spacecraft Chang'e-4 has been reported to have successfully landed on the farside of The Moon. Chinese state broadbaster CCTV have published an image of the moon's dark side sent back from the lander.

Heere's what Buzz Aldrin has to say about it:

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Insect Cam

Image: Light: Science and Applications

Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have developed a 1.4mm thick camera prototype. The novel ultra-slim camera design is based on the eye structure of the xenos peckii parastic insect, which consists of a series of micro-prisms that sit above a set of microlenses.

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Softday Uisce Salach Workshop

Image:Softday.ie

January 18th at Dublin Port Company marks the first workshop of the Uisce Salach project by Softday. The workshop will include a creative soundwalk participation and mapping as well as demonstrations of water sampling and sonification by Softday. You can contact [email protected] for details if you are interested in participating.

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Music Network Management

Image: Flavio Esposito, Ph.D, Saint Louis University / Ellen Hutti

Researchers Flavio Esposito and Mary Hogan have proposed a novel use of sound and music in computer network management. The traffic management solution describes how specific sound sequences can be used to monitor complicated network tasks and alert human and computer listeners.

 

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

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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