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Friday, June 18, 2021

In This Edition:
Night vision film, ocean microplastics satellite detection, Blindboy & Dr. Rory Hearne on the housing crisis, single hue scale generator, & Boring Avatars!

Night Vision Film

Image: Mohsen Rahmani/Nottingham Trent University

Scientists at the Australian National University (ANU) have developed a nanocrystal ultra-thin film that can be applied to a pair of glasses to convert infrared light light into visible light, allowing the wear to see in the dark.


Ocean Microplastic Satellite Detection

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Researchers at University of Michigan have discovered a technique to detect the build-up of microplastics in the ocean by measuring ocean surface roughness using the Cyclone Global Navigational Satellite System (CYGNSS).


Podcast of the Week: Blindboy with Dr. Rory Hearne on How to Solve The Housing Crisis

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Last week Blindboy interviewed Dr. Rory Hearne about how state of the housing crisis in Ireland, and how it can be solved. This is a very important podcsat episode.


Single Hue Colour Scale


Learn UI Design provide a number of free colour tools online, one of which is a handy single hue colour scale generator.


Boring Avatars

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Boring Avatars is a great Javascript React library that generates SVG avatars for any username and colour scheme.


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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