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Friday, November 13, 2020

In This Edition:
Virgin Hyperloop passenger test, iron as renewable fuel, newspaper e-ink display, 1000 SVG polygons, The Almanac of Ireland, and Strange Boy's The Pope!

Virgin Hyperloop Passenger Test

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Virgin Hyperloop conducted its first test with passengers. Virgin Hyperloop co-founder Josh Giegel and Director of Passenger Experience Sara Luchian were the first to travel on the 500 meter long test track at 387kmph.


Iron As Renewable Fuel

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Working with researchers from TU Eindhoven, the Swinkels Family Brewers in The Netherlands are the first to employ at scale the burning of Iron as a renewable fuel. Finely ground iron powder burns cleanly at high temperatures and produces iron oxide (rust) as its only emission. Best of all, this rust can be reenrgised back in to iron powder using electricity, for use as a combustable source of energy again!


Daily Newspaper E-Ink Display

Image: Alexander Klöpping

Alexander Klöpping writes about how he setup a 32inch e-ink display to show the front page of the New York Times every day. Want!

1000 Generated SVG Polygon Shapes

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Want 1000 generated SVG Polgon shapes? Who doesn't?!


Podcast of the Week: The Almanac of Ireland

Image: The Almanac of Ireland

I recently interviewed Manchán Magan over on Smart Thinking Books and as a result this week I sought out his podcast The Almanac of Ireland and I was not disappointed! In the episode Hellmouth, Manchán goes in search of the ancient mystical cave enterance to the Cetlic underworld, in a field in Roscommon. He ventures 7 meters underground into the cave with no light and just a microphone and a book for company. The results is podcast gold, listen here.

The Pope - Strange Boy

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Limerick rapper Strange Boy released a savage song today called The Pope, along with a slick video by Enda Gallery. Sing along here.

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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