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Friday, January 10, 2020

In This Edition:
Colour of Your Name, Toyota future city, 52 things from 2019, Zero Is The Hero, priorities and Sos Lóin!

What Colour Is Your Name?

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Synesthesia is a rare sensory trait shared by about 4% of the population. Bernadette Sheridan has created an interactive tool to visualise the colours associated with the letters of a name as experienced by people with grapheme-color synesthesia.


Toyota Future City

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Toyota are planning to build a prototype city of the future called Woven City on 175 acres at the base of Mt. Fuji. The city will be fully powered by hydrogen fuel cells and it will feature segregated transport links for different type of autonomous zero emissions vehicles and state of the art robot filled smart residences made of wood using traditional Japanese wood joinery. The first population set of 2000 people will be employees, retirees and industry partners. Ground breaking is due to start in 2021.


52 Things from 2019

Tom Whitwell has put together a cracking list of interesting facts he learnt in 2019. These include why British motorways are not built in straight lines, where the 10,000 steps thing came from, there were between 0 and 2 Nigels born in the UK in 2016, and that Ireland had it's own timezone until 1916 (see also Mean Time at Richmond Barracks).

Zero Is The Hero

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Atlantic Philathropies, the organisation setup by Chuck Feeney to give away his huge fortune, has published their final report titled Zero Is The Hero. The report gives an overview of the amounts invested around the world in different industries. The fascinating story of Chuck Feeney is told excellently in the book The Billionaire Who Wasn't (affiliate link) by Conor Clery.

Your Boat, Your Compass

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With the new year upon us, some may have felt the affects of blue Monday this week. Thankfully, Seth Godin comes to the rescue with some straight and to the point advice for the year ahead; own your priorities, your boat, your compass.


Sos Lóin

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Má tá tú i gcathair Corcaigh, tá deis leat do Ghaeilge a labhairt gach Máirt ag Sos Lóin i O'Sho. Tá agallamh go deas i Zín eagrán 05 le John O'Riordáin ó Sos Lóin. / If you are in Cork city, there is an opportunity for you to speak Irish every Tuesday at Sos Lóin in O'Sho. There is a great interview in Zín eagrán 05 with John O'Riordáin from Sos Lóin.


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 London. 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

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