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Friday, July 30, 2021

In This Edition:
Recycled electronics olympic medals, cryptocurrency gaming, harnessing your inner crowd, faster than wind travel, & Ocado hive robots!

Recycled Electronics Olympic Medals

Image: Philip Fong/Getty Images

The medals presented at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are made from more than 78 thousand tons of recycled eletronics devices collected over two years by the people of Japan.


Cryptocurrency Gaming

Image:  Ira Lichi

New gaming plaforms that utilise cryptocurrency coins as in game currency are on the rise. Games such as Axie Infinity and The Sandbox allow users buy and sell in game NFTs or tokens to other game players.

Harnessing Your Inner Crowd

Image: Jens Lelie

The Atlantic published an interesting article about how considering the opposite viewpoint when making a decision can lead to better decision making. The piece describes how research about the wisdom of crowds has evolved to demostrate that a change in mindset can help you to harness the power of your inner crowd, which on average leads to better decision outcomes.


Faster Than Wind Travel

Image: Rick Cavallero

A former aerospace engineer turned YouTuber Rick Cavellero designed a land yacht that harnesses the power of the wind to propel itself faster than said wind. After online disagreements with physics professors, one who bet him $10,000 that it wasn't possible according to the laws of perpetual motion, he built the real thing and won the bet!


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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