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Friday, July 16, 2021

In This Edition:
Pineapples, mushroom markets, finger sweat electricity generation, UX dark patterns, Natalie Holt on Loki's theme, & How Many Plants!

Having watched Novak Djokovic lift the mens single's trophy at Wimbledon last weekend, have you ever wondered why there is a pineapple on the top of the trophy? Blindboy's recent podcast episode explains all about how & why the pineapple was used as a symbol of wealth and privilege.

Mushroom Markets

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Researchers at Rice Unievrsity have observed networks of fungi demostrate economic market principles of Walrusian equilibrium when they negotiate the exchange of carbon & nutrients with host organisms. Manipulating these interactions may allow the organisms to sequester even more carbon, on top of the 5 billion tonnes of carbon they already secure per year.

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Finger Sweat Electricity Generation

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Engineers at University of California San Diego created a wearable fingertip device that can generate 400 millijoules of electricity from sweat during a 10 hour sleep. Apparently our fingertips produce 100 to 1000 times more sweat than any other part of our bodies!

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UX Dark Patterns

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UXP2 Dark Patterns is an interesting website that describes five different types of dark UX patterns, such as sneaking and forced action, and provides a name and shame list of sites using these patterns against their users.

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Natalie Holt on Loki's Theme

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MusicTech have a great interview with composer Natalie Holt on how she created and arranged Loki's theme for Disney+ & Marvel's new TV show Loki. Who doesn't love a theramin? Also, those synths are just juicy!

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How Many Plants

Image: How Many Plants

How Many Plants is a fantasticly handy and beautifully designed website that provides identification and caring guides for all the different kinds of indoor plants!

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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.

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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