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Friday, July 23, 2021

In This Edition:
Ted Lasso, stratosphere balloon telescope, inflammation clock, visualising SQL joins. soundproofing screws, & a bluetit nest building timelapse!

Just in time for the launch of season 2 today, I started watching Ted Lasso. The show was recommended as a charming, funny, and human TV show. It is so good. Every episode plays a merry dance across your emotions leaving you in equal parts joyous & devastated, but always entertained.

Stratosphere Balloon Telescope

Image: Guardian Graphic

SuperBIT (the Superpressure balloon-borne imaging telescope) is a football stadium sized balloon that will float around the world at 40,000 feet in the stratosphere to take precision images of space with a precision stabilised telescope suspended from the bottom. The project hopes to achieve Hubble level image results without the cost of a launching an orbital telescope into space.


Inflammation Clock

Image: Unsplash, Mortiz Kindler

Scientists have developed iAge, an inflammation based clock measure/test that can determine a person's biological age, which may be more or less than their chronological age, based on how healthy their immune system is at neutralising inflammation.


Visualising SQL Joins

Image: The Data School

Tim Miller at The Data School published the best visualisation of SQL joins that I've seen so far, It's a handy resource if, like me, you keep forgetting the differences.


Soundproofing Screws

Image: Malmö University

A team at Malmö University have developed a new soundproofing screw that, when used between dry wall panels and wooden studs, can reduce through-the-wall sound levels by 9 Db!


Bluetit Nest Building Timelapse

Image: Live Nest Box Camera 2021 - Loughborough, UK

Check out this great timelapse of a bluetit building a nest from scratch and laying an egg!

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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