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Saturday, August 28, 2021

In This Edition:
City climate transitions, sustainable web design, ecommerce navigation UX tips, make an old iPhone run faster, & Japan's rotating detonation engine!

City Climate Transitions

Image: Dark Matter Labs

Dark Matter Labs and EIT Climate-KIC published an interesting post about how the invisible structures & infrastructures such as regulation, procurement, contracting and finance mechanisms need to be addressed in order to accelerate the climate transitions required in cities.


Sustainable Web Design

Image: Wholegrain Digital

Tom Greenwood of Wholegrain Digital describes how to go about designing and building a sustainable website in an interview with Noissue.


Ecommerce Navigation UX Tips

Image: Baymard Institute

Baymard Institute published another great UX post on the top pitfalls found in ecommerce navigation that negatively affect a user's experience. Categories are key!

Make An Old iPhone Run Faster

Image: Unsplash, Tron Le

If you have an old iPhone (7+), you can turn off Apple's built-in performance degradation by setting the device location to France. Apple had to pay a fine & stop the policy in France for slowing down older phones, whereas in other countries they were able to avoid this by reducing the price of replacement batteries.


Japan's Rotating Detonation Engine

Image: Nagoya University/JAXA

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has successfully tested a rotating detonation engine in space. A rotating detonation engine uses spinning explosions inside a ring channel to generate a large amount of efficient thrust using a smaller engine and a smaller amount of fuel.

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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