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Friday, January 17, 2020

In This Edition:
PS3 Supercomputers, stem cell robots, typographic posters, HSL in CSS and Street Fighter I!

The shortlist for the Cork's Favourite Song competition has been released and voting is open. It's hard to choose, but I do like a manifesto and to put it to the testo. :-)

PS3 Supercomputers

Image: Vjeran Pavic, The Verge

The Verge posted an interesting article on the story of how, for a few years, Playstation 3 games consoles were used by researchers and the U.S. Airforce as supercomputers to work on black hole calculations, win cryptography contests and process images from surveillance drones.


Stem Cell Robots

Image: The Guardian, University of Vermont, Tufts University

Researchers in the U.S. have created the first organic robots which measure at less than 1mm long. The living programmable organisms are first simluated using evolutionary algorithms to create random designs using combinations of different stem cell types. Successful xenobot designs are then created in real life using frog stem cells. One suc tiny robot can be programmed to walk in one direction by including a number of heart stem cells which beat nd contract to generate movement.


Typographic Posters


Typographic Posters is a repository of poster designs, grouped and searchable by country and colour.


Image: The Software House

The Software House blog published a useful post about HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) in CSS and how and why to use it to replace RGBA.

Street Fighter I


Los Alamos National Laboratory have discovered proof of the existence of Street Fighter I, by finding a working Street Fighter I arcade cabinet!


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

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